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Current Grad Students Newsletter

Graduate Student News

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs typically sends out weekly newsletters. If you have any questions or concerns, please let us know by emailing us at:

COVID-19 Updates

Regular updates about how Carleton is coping with the COVID-19 pandemic are available by clicking here. For additional information, please visit the University’s FAQ page. For questions concerning current graduate students, click here. To view FAQs for prospective graduate students, click here.

Carleton University has been required to adopt a policy to ensure that no member of the public is permitted to enter or remain in a publicly accessible area of a building on campus unless they are wearing a mask in a manner that covers their nose, mouth and chin. Find out the details by clicking here.

Register Now for Fall/Winter Classes

Carleton Central is open for fall/winter registration for new and returning graduate students. Be sure to visit Step 1 of Registration in Carleton Central to view your registration start time. You can view fall and winter Special Topics by clicking here.

Fall Orientation for New Grad Students and TAs

Fall orientation for new graduate students and teaching assistants will be delivered online this fall. Incoming students can register for the general orientation session and TA Orientation sessions by clicking here. Registered students will receive further information about how to access the orientation materials before Academic Orientation Day (September 8).

Apply Now for the OGS and Other Awards

The Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) application for the 2021-22 academic year is now available through Carleton Central.  Please note that students will find the application under the Fall 2020 term in Carleton Central. Deadlines are November 15th for students to submit their applications and December 1st for Referees to submit their letters. Students who do not have access to Carleton Central can find a paper application on the OGS information page on the FGPA webpage.

To find out if you are eligible and to apply for the Google PhD Fellowship Program, go to this website and check out the FAQ page. The fellowships open on September 1st.  PhD students must be nominated by their department chair’s office in their field of study by September 30, 2020.

Check out details and deadlines for other awards by going to this website.

TAs! Interested in a Leave From Duties?

August 31st is the last day for TAs to apply for a Leave From Duties. You can access the form on Carleton Central.

Info for International Students

Although the University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP) is normally mandatory for all international and/or non-residents (and their dependents) studying or working at Carleton University, international students studying in the Fall 2020 term who are residing outside of Canada are eligible to opt out of UHIP. The Fall term fee of $240 will be removed from your student account. The online opt-out form can be found on this web page.

If you have OHIP (Ontario health insurance), then you are not required to have UHIP.  Scan a copy of your OHIP card to and the UHIP fee will be removed from your student account.  Please be sure to include your Carleton student ID number in your email.

The ISSO is providing regular updates and information for international students on this website. Please check regularly for updates.

You can stay up-to-date on ISSO news, events, workshops and programming by signing up for the ISSO newsletter.

For more information about Carleton University’s quarantine planning support for international students, click here.

Important Dates

August 25th is the Fall payment deadline. Click here for important payment information. Late charges may be applied to the student account any time after this date.

September 1st is the last day for receipt of applications from potential fall (November) graduates.

Carleton Sustainability Efforts Recognized with Carbon 613 Award

Carleton University was recognized by Ottawa’s Sustainable Business Network—known as Carbon 613—with an excellence award for its sustainability efforts. The Emerging Excellence Award particularly recognized Carleton’s carbon-based program which has accomplished a 35-per-cent reduction in carbon emissions since 2005, its zero waste programs, and the level of high student engagement in its overall sustainability efforts.

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Convocation Stories

Meet eight new alumni who recently graduated from the Faculty of Public Affairs.

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PhD Graduate’s Medical Imaging Research Wins Prestigious Medal

Over the last three years, recent alumna Fatemeh Zabihollahy spent countless hours developing a computer-aided detection method to identify abnormalities in the body, such as cancer.  She was awarded the University Medal for Outstanding Graduate Work at the PhD level for her efforts.

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Carleton Students Create Browser Extension to Help Remote Workers

Inspired by a web development course at Carleton, two Carleton students teamed up to apply the skills they learned inside and outside the classroom. They developed Hourglass – a tool that gives people a sense of not only how much time they spend online, but where they spend it.

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Canadians Anxious about the Current Risk and Future Course of COVID-19

As the country moves through stage three of reopening following the COVID-19 lockdown, Canadians remain very concerned about the future course of the pandemic, continue to support public health officials and are willing to follow their advice. Those are some of the conclusions from a Carleton University School of Journalism and Communication survey of the attitudes of 2,000 Canadians to health information and the media conducted by Abacus Data from July 6 to 10.

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There have been no updates for the past few weeks.