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Graduate Student News

The Graduate@Carleton newsletter is typically distributed every Thursday morning. The next newsletter will be available on April 29. If you have any questions, please email us at:

Join Us for the GRADflix 2021 Showcase

Join us tomorrow at 1 p.m., April 23 for the GRADflix 2021 showcase. All are welcome. GRADflix is a research video competition for graduate students. We have lots of great entries, and they are only one minute each! Get your popcorn ready and register here.

Architecture and English: Collaboration As You Like It

In 2002, Architecture Prof. Yvan Cazabon took over the Theatre Production Workshop for which he continues to produce collaborative drama productions to this day. Find out about his class’s latest venture.

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New Automated Graduation Letters

Graduate students who have applied for graduation can now download two new letters in Carleton Central. The new letters are Confirmation of Application to Graduate and Confirmation of Eligibility to Graduate. Links to automated letters in Carleton Central are found in the Student Online Applications > Apply to Graduate > Applications for Graduation section. More information is available by clicking here.

Need Some Support?

At this time of year, you may find yourself in need of some support. Click here for a list of mental health resources. There is also a virtual café for graduate students every Monday morning from 8:30 – 9:00 a.m. EST. The final session will be held on April 26. For registration, please email:

For Teaching Assistants

Are you a teaching assistant helping to facilitate an online course in the summer term? Teaching and Learning Services (TLS) has equipment available for loan to support you as you facilitate problem sessions, discussions and tutorials online. Types of equipment available for loan include Microsoft Tablets, iPads, document cameras, and more. If you would like to borrow equipment, please ask your instructor to submit the request on your behalf here.

TAs may also be interested in attending the following virtual session on Zoom How’s Your Grading Going? on Tuesday, April 27, 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. (Eastern time US & Canada). Drop in for a chat on time management, working from home, offering helpful feedback, and hear from other TAs about their marking experiences. For meeting details, please email Helen Roumeliotis.

TA Training - Brightspace

On May 6, Brightspace will officially replace cuLearn as Carleton’s new Learning Management System (LMS). The new LMS will provide several key advantages, including a faster, more reliable system and 24/7 technical support. There is special training for TAs. More information is available on this site.

Join in "The Conversation"

This week, The Conversation is looking for PhD students to write articles on these topics.

Carleton to Open Purpose-Built Innovation Space in Ottawa High-Tech Hub   

This fall, Carleton will open a purpose-built innovation space at Kanata North’s Hub350, a brand new ecosystem where industry, finance and academic partners will collaborate and connect with resources. For Carleton, the initiative will establish an important springboard to expand research and educational partnerships with more than 540 companies in Canada’s largest technology park.

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The StOries Project

The Canada Excellence Research Chair in Migration and Integration program has launched a call for applicants for a novel program in creative writing which explores issues of identity in the Canadian context. The StOries Project: Strangers to Ourselves is an alternative training program, grounded in research, reflection and creative writing. Selected participants use creative and literary writing to generate insights about contested notions of identity and diversity in the contemporary Canadian context. Application deadline is May 20. More information is available by clicking here.

Information for International Students

Join the International Student Services Office (ISSO) throughout the month of April for Immigration Q&A sessions and the All About Post-Graduation Work Permits workshop. Find out more.

On April 14, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced a new public policy permanent residence program for recent graduates of Canadian post-secondary institutions. Interested students are encouraged to review the eligibility requirements on IRCC’s website. This temporary pathway will open on May 6 and there will be a cap of 40,000 applications. The ISSO offers regular Q&A sessions for students to ask general immigration-related questions to their advisors, and you can register for these here.

For other information, please check out updates on the ISSO website:

Partners on Aging in Place Research

Best Buy Health and AGE-WELL are partnering with the Bruyère Research Institute and Carleton University in new research that will help older adults continue to live independently—and give their family and caregivers peace of mind.

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Carleton Researcher Investigates Recreational Fishing and Technology – When is it too Much?

What was once practised with bamboo rods and simple braided horsehair lines is now characterized by precision-made reels, ultra-sensitive graphite composite rods, almost invisible fishing line, underwater cameras, state-of-the-art echo sounders and fishing apps that allow anglers to quickly share their experiences and successes with others. Carleton’s Steven Cooke has led a study on the impact of technology that is used by anglers and the recreational fishing industry. This technology has led to rapid and dramatic changes in how recreational anglers interact with fishery resources.

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Art Plus Music at Carleton

What can the process of musicians collaborating in response to an art exhibition teach us about the potential for music to amplify social themes? What constitutes ethical community-engagement in research? These are among the questions Prof. Ellen Waterman, Helmut Kallmann Chair for Music in Canada at Carleton and the Carleton University Art Gallery will explore in the new Resonance project.

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Grad Student Wins Poster Award at Life Sciences Day for Her Amazing Research

Noa Gang, a PhD candidate in Biology, is examining the impact of man-made environmental toxins on beta cells in the pancreas. Gang works in a Diabetes and toxicology lab where researchers study the impact of persistent organic pollutants on human health. She recently won top prize in the grad student poster competition at the annual Life Sciences Day.

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Important Dates and Deadlines

The third annual Political Science Graduate Students’ Association Conference is being held today, April 22. For more information and to register, click here.

April 25 is the summer term payment deadline. Visit the Student Accounts website for important payment information. Late payment charges and late registration charges apply to the student account on or after this date.

May 6 is when early summer and full summer classes begin.

Your final grades for the winter and fall/winter terms courses will be posted on Carleton Central once approved by the departmental chair and the associate dean for your Faculty. Due to the delay in the start of the winter term, instructors have up to May 7 to submit final grades.

Carleton University’s Graduate Legal Studies Association will be hosting the 14th annual Graduate Legal Studies Conference on Thursday, May 13. This interdisciplinary conference offers graduate studies across disciplines an opportunity to present past, present or future research while developing conference skills at the beginning of their careers. Please visit this website for more information:

May 13 is the last day for registration and course changes (including auditing) for early summer courses.

May 20 is the last day for registration and course changes (including auditing) for full summer courses.

The Fall/Winter 2021-22 Class Schedule and registration course planning tool will be available in Carleton Central May 25.

The date for graduate students to electronically submit their final thesis copy to the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs has been extended to May 31. If you have not done so by this date, you will not be eligible to graduate in June and will have to register for the summer 2021 term.

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

COVID-19 Information

To access FAQs about how Carleton is coping with the COVID-19 pandemic, click here. For questions concerning current graduate studentsclick here. To view FAQs for prospective graduate studentsclick here. International graduate students, please check out FAQs on the ISSO website.

Click here for more information about Carleton’s COVID-19 Reporting System for all students and employees.


There have been no updates to the FAQs for either current or prospective graduate students over the past week.