About RISE

The Racialized & International Student Experience is a lounge for students of all ethnicities and international backgrounds on campus to gather to kick back, relax and socialize with fellow students. RISE aims to be a safe(r) space for Carleton students of all racial, ethnic, cultural and international identities through peer-to-peer dialogue, programming, and support. RISE hosts a series of events throughout the year designed to celebrate international diversity and explore multiculturalism within the Carleton community.
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RISE hosts a series of events and programming throughout the year for students. We have a series called RISE Around the World that is set to celebrate our rich and diverse communities at Carleton. we set out to explore different foods and cultures from our own peers. RISE is also responsible for Black History Month ceremonies, where we focus on celebrating and educating all Ravens on the versatility and vast differences. Amongst this, we also conduct workshops and seminars that are fun informational sessions on subject matters specifically tailored for students.

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Abdul “Kareem” Muse – Administrative Coordinator

Kareem is a student at Carleton University, alongside that he is the founder of Woke Studios, an artistic residency, and he is also an Afro-soul artist known as KAR33M.

Office Hours

M: 2-7pm*
T: 12-5pm*
W: 12-5pm


Noor Masad – Programming Coordinator

Noor is the programming coordinator at RISE. She’s been living in Ottawa for the past 4 years but was born and raised in Dubai! She is an avid traveler and a cat mom. She especially likes to meet new people and make new friends!

Office Hours

M: 2-7pm*
T: 10am-3pm*
TH: 10am-3pm


Check Out Our Space


316A Nideyinàn (formerly UC)
1125 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, ON K1S 5B6




613-520-2600 ext. 1621