Welcome to the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs (FGPA) at Carleton University. You are joining a community of more than 4,600 students who have chosen to challenge themselves and the world around them.

At Carleton, you’ll discover a safe, supportive and student-centred environment, where mental health and wellness, accessibility, sustainability and inclusion are paramount. As a caring and connected community of educators and support staff, we will be with you every step of the way – from your application on through to your graduation and beyond.

We’re not just about serving and connecting with our students, we’re connected with the world around us—local and global. Your learning is rooted in experiential and work-integrated opportunities, where a transdisciplinary approach will challenge everything you thought you knew.

Our physical location in Canada’s capital city, alongside our drive to develop new and creative solutions to society’s biggest challenges, will give you the freedom and resources you need to explore, experiment and create real impact.

Creating change in the world requires all of us to work together—so your journey will be supported by more than one facet of the Carleton community:

You may still have questions. Just drop us a line at graduate.studies@carleton.ca and we will be sure to respond. You can also view FGPA’s organizational chart here to help you find the right contact.

Academic Administration

Patrice Smith
Phone: 613-520-2600 ext. 2934
Renée De Laire
Executive Assistant to the Dean
Phone: 613-520-2518
Onita Basu
Associate Dean, Planning and Awards
Phone: 613-520-2600 ext. 4184
Michael Hildebrand
Associate Dean, Student & Postdoctoral Affairs
Phone: 613-520-2600 ext. 3306
Daniel Siddiqi
Associate Dean, Programs
Phone: 613-520-2600 ext. 1809

Administrative Personnel

Kevin McEwan
Director, Graduate Studies & Registrar
Phone: 613-520-2600 ext. 1464
Ellen Tsaprailis
Graduate Communications & Strategic Enrolment Officer
Phone: 613-520-2600 ext. 1146
Bill Sutherland
Manager, Graduate Finance and Planning
Phone: 613-520-2600 ext. 1829
Sandra Bauer
Program Officer
Phone: 613-520-2600 ext. 8050
David Lafferty & Karim Abuawad
Co-ordinators of Graduate Professional Development
Phone: 613-520-2600 ext. 3229
Jenna McConnell
Co-ordinator, External/Internal Graduate Awards
Phone: 613-520-2600 ext. 8349