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Current Grad Students Newsletter

Graduate Student News

TheGraduate@Carleton newsletter is sent to all graduate students on the first and third Wed. of every month (except during the summer). For up-to-the-minute news, follow us on Twitter @CUGradStudies or visit our website: To comment, email us at:

Advisory Committee on the Appointment of the President & Vice-Chancellor - Deadline is Today

Carleton is commencing the process to search for a new President and Vice-Chancellor. The Board of Governors has now requested the Senate to put together an Advisory Committee on the appointment of the new president. Nominations are due by noon today.

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A Great Story to Tell

Congratulations to architecture graduate student Carly Farmer who received an honorable mention in this year’s Storyteller Challenge, sponsored by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.

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Winner of Carleton's 2017 3MT Competition

Architecture grad student Samuel Dubois won Carleton’s Three Minute Thesis competition this year. He also gave a strong performance at the provincial competition held last week at the University of Waterloo.

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Think Swiss Scholarship Winner

Carleton University’s Bridget Steele a student in the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs (NPSIA), was awarded a prestigious ThinkSwiss Scholarship by the Office of Science, Technology and Higher Education at the Swiss Embassy in Washington, D.C.

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Excellent Teaching Assistants

The Educational Development Centre has announced the five Outstanding TA award recipients for this year.

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Fast Track Certificate in University Teaching

Instructors!  Registration is now open for EDC’s Fast Track Certificate in University Teaching. Space is limited, so register today.

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Grad Research: 3D Virtual Learning Environments

With the work of PhD candidates Nuket Nowlan and Peggy Hartwick, Carleton University is leading the way in using 3D Virtual Learning Environments in university courses.

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Summer U-Pass

Find out how to apply for your summer U-PASS or if you are eligible to opt out.

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Career Assistance

Looking for summer employment or a full-time job?  Career Services can help.

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Deadline to Apply for a Leave From Duties

The deadline for Teaching Assistants to apply for a Leave From Duties for the summer term is April 30.

Grad Bulletin

The Graduate Students’ Association distributes its own newsletter called the Grad Bulletin. The latest one has the unofficial results of the health plan referendum and the GSA 2017 election, as well as news about the Grad Recreational Softball League, student organizations grant, bike tune-ups and lots more. Subscribe here (scroll down on the right side).

Have You Been Involved in a Learning Abroad Experience?

A new group has been created to support alumni who have spent some time learning abroad.

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Tunnel Closure Notice

As a result of construction on the new $29-million Advanced Research and Innovation in Smart Environments (ARISE) building, the section of tunnel from Herzberg to Loeb is closed for restoration until late 2017. The tunnel from Loeb to Southam Hall will remain open.

Important Dates and Deadlines


April 25:  Deadline for fee payment or assignment of funding to ensure payment is processed to your account without incurring a late charge. Payment of fees is due by the posted deadlines.

May 1Early summer and full summer courses begin.

May 5:  Graduate students who have not electronically submitted their final thesis copy to the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs will not be eligible to graduate in Spring 2017.

May 8:  Last day for registration and course changes (including auditing) for early summer courses.

May 12:  Last day for registration and course changes (including auditing) for full summer courses.

May 17-28:  Fall/Winter and Winter term deferred final examinations will be held.

May 19:  Last day for a full fee adjustment when withdrawing from early and full summer courses (financial withdrawal).

May 22:  Statutory holiday, University closed.

For a complete list of all official academic and financial dates and deadlines, please go to the Registrar’s website. For all financial matters, go to Student Accounts.


**The section of University Drive in front of the Life Sciences Building is closed for two weeks starting May 1. Library Road is open to help ease traffic congestion on campus. This road closure is required as demolition work continues on the Life Sciences Building.

April 20:  Dr. Linda Duxbury presents results of Impact of Email in the Workplace Research Study

May 3:  Stuart Walker, Chair of Design for Sustainability at Lancaster University, to lecture at the School of Industrial Design

May 5: Life Sciences Day

For information about Carleton events, go to the university events calendar.  For information about events targeted at or promoting graduate student research, go to Grad Research Link.


Grad Navigate workshops are now over for this term. You can always access online training through Please note that these online training modules do not count towards paid training hours for TAs.

April 20:  Media Training.

May 2:  Patent 101 Workshop.  Starts 11 a.m. Room 482 MacOdrum Library  Register by clicking here.


April 21:  Revised deadline to apply for the Ontario Graduate Policy Research Challenge

May 1:  Deadline to apply for a DAAD German studies research grant

May 15:  Deadline to apply for a DAAD research grant – short stay

May 15:  Deadline to apply for a DAAD research stay

June 30Deadline to submit applications for the John W. Davies Memorial Award

Mitacs offers several funding opportunities for graduate students. You can apply any time, except there are two deadline dates each year for the Mitacs Elevate program. Check out:
(a) Mitacs Accelerate (Funding starts at $15,000 for research internships with industry or non-profit partners)
(b) Mitacs Elevate ($57,500 annual grant for two-year postdoctoral fellowships with industry or non-profit partners).
(c) Mitacs Globalink Research (Travel funding for research projects with international universities)
(d) Mitacs Step (Professional development workshops facilitated by industry leaders

Note: For information about Carleton awards, go to our awards and funding website.


The deadlines to apply for a Leave From Duties are: April 30 (summer term)  (access form via Carleton Central), Aug. 31 (fall term) and Dec. 31 (winter term).

Deadline to apply to be an “out-of-priority” TA are as follows: August 15 (Fall/Winter term), December 15 (Winter term) and April 15 (Spring/Summer term).

“Pedagogical” training hours must be completed by Nov. 30 for a fall-only TAship and by March 30 for a full academic year TAship or a winter-only TAship.

TAs – Please note that it can take up to two weeks before your attendance at workshops is recorded. You are strongly encouraged to track your progress independently of the TA Management System in order to ensure its accuracy. In the event of a discrepancy, you are responsible for ensuring your training is captured in Carleton Central.