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How to learn for cheap (or free!) in Ottawa

You may be surprised by the wide variety of inexpensive and free courses available at University of Ottawa and at Carleton University.  Some are well-advertised and very popular, some less so.  Their topics are wide-ranging and intellectually interesting.  This article will give an overview of 4 of these programs – 2 at University of Ottawa […]

The Mouse That Roared will leave you in stitches!

The Dutchy of Grand Fenwick is a country that’s three miles wide and five miles long, with a population of about 6,000, and its own national bird. Clearly not the kind of place you’d expect to start a war, especially not one against the United States. But in The Mouse that Roared’s opening act, Grand […]

Write On Ottawa: A teen romance time capsule

Opening the pages to Yours Truly, Miss Creation is akin to opening the window on a very specific moment in life: a moment when part-time jobs rule; Zaphods is the standard for Friday night; French fries are 2:00 am snacks; and university is a great excuse to troll Elgin Street during frosh week.  (Unless you’re […]

Lace up your skates for a good cause

What could be more Canadian than a game of ODR? How about a friendly tournament that combines outdoor hockey with fundraising for a socially-conscious good cause? This Saturday at Brewer Park boasts exactly that event: Carleton University’s EWB Winter Classic. Apartment613 got in touch with one of the organizers, Sebastian Mol, to get the skinny […]

4in1 music sessions packs its bags and moves inside for the winter season

Matias is a music blogger at Ottawa Showbox as well as one of the organizers of the ‘4in1’ Acoustic Sessions.  Earlier this year, it was decided that a series of acoustic sessions was needed in order to give a platform to artists in Ottawa’s blossoming music scene. No, the purpose was not to make money or […]

Get ready to rumble, and weep: Ivan Coyote and Rae Spoon bring Gender Failure to the 613

Post by Courtney Powless. Kitchen-table storyteller Ivan Coyote and country-turned-electropop musician Rae Spoon bring their show Gender Failure to Carleton University on November 22. Apartment613 caught up with Coyote over the phone to get the scoop on the show that unwraps and unravels the gender binary and promises to make you rumble with laughter, and […]

Butterflies descend onto Carleton campus

The little boy in front of me is stunned as he stares at the beautiful butterfly that is mere inches from his face. Perched on an orange in the boy’s hand, the colourful insect eagerly sucks the nectar from the citrus fruit, as the shouts of other excited children ricochet off the greenhouse walls. The […]

Israeli Nobel Peace Prize nominee, Jeff Halper, at Carleton University tonight

Jeff Halper, originally uploaded by freegazaorg. Sorry for the lateness of this post, but I thought it might of interest to Ottawa folks . Tonight, you can catch the last of three talks given by Israeli human rights activist, Nobel Peace Prize nominee, Jeff Halper on the tremendously alarming situation between Israel and Palestine. Halper […]