Welcome to the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs (FGPA) at Carleton University. You are joining a community of more than 4,000 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, 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:

  • Carleton graduate student awards and funding opportunities will help you fund your education
  • A diverse array of career events, skill development and the Three Minute Thesis.  workshops, one-on-one writing support, and career planning consultations will drive your continued professional development
  • Your graduate research will be promoted via the Carleton website and through training, coaching and competitions such as GRADflix and the Three Minute Thesis (3MT). (Check out our Awards of Distinction page featuring our grad students who have won prestigious awards.)
  • Your continued educational exploration will be facilitated by the more than 100 programs, pathways and specializations we offer our students.

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
Paul Keen
Associate Dean, Student & Postdoctoral Affairs
Phone: 613-520-2600 ext. 2333
Daniel Siddiqi
Associate Dean, Programs
Phone: 613-520-2600 ext. 1809

Administrative Personnel

Kevin McEwan
Acting Director, Graduate Services
Phone: 613-520-2600 ext. 1464
Ellen Tsaprailis
Graduate Communications & Strategic Enrolment Officer
Phone: 613-520-2600 ext. 1146
Bill Sutherland
Financial Analyst
Phone: 613-520-2600 ext. 1829
Sandra Bauer
Program Officer
Phone: 613-520-2600 ext. 8050
David Lafferty & Karim Abuawad
Coordinators of Graduate Professional Development
Phone: 613-520-2600 ext. 3229
Jenna McConnell
Co-ordinator, External/Internal Graduate Awards
Phone: 613-520-2600 ext. 8349
Yuliia Koval 
Engagement, Outreach and Marketing Officer
Phone: 613-520-2600 ext. 1177