Carleton Science

Welcome to the Faculty of Science

We are a thriving community of scholars, researchers and teachers with a passion for learning and exchanging ideas.

Our mission is to create, disseminate, and apply scientific knowledge. We innovate and excel in teaching and research, so as to advance the goals of the University and the development of society.




Carleton mourns loss of John Reid

The Carleton University community is mourning the loss of John Reid, who passed away suddenly on June 24, 2019.

Reid graduated from Carleton with a Master’s degree in International Affairs in 1978 and, as President and CEO of the Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATA), he became a prominent national advocate for advanced technology.

Carleton University to Install Chancellor and Bestow Seven Honorary Degrees at June Convocation

Spring Convocation’s first ceremony of the week will feature the installation of Chancellor Yaprak Baltacioğlu. Scientist and renowned author Diana Beresford-Kroeger will be recognized for her outstanding efforts towards preserving the Earth’s climate and forests, and Canadian astronaut Robert Thirsk will be recognized for his contributions to scientific and health research.

Recent Earth Sciences Graduate Freya George Receives a Fulbright Award to the US

Recent Carleton University graduate, Freya George, receives a Fulbright Award to the US Freya George, a recent graduate of Carleton University’s Department of Earth Sciences has received a Lloyd’s of London Fulbright Scholar Award to enable her to conduct postdoctoral research at Johns Hopkins University on one of the most well-regarded and impactful scholarship programmes in the world.

Understanding Hummingbird Behaviour and Evolution

Carleton's Roslyn Dakin specializes in behavioural data and analyzing the movements of birds to understand how they control their movement. As she sets up her lab in Carleton’s Department of Biology, she will begin teaching the first-year course Biological Methods, Analysis and Interpretation this fall.

Da Vinci’s 3D Mastery Explored by Carleton President

Carleton University President Benoit-Antoine Bacon presented “da Vinci’s Vision: The Beauty (and Limitations) of Painting a 3D World” on May 8, 2019 as part of the university’s year-long Cinquecento series of events to explore lesser-known aspects of Leonardo da Vinci’s life.