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Current Grad Students Newsletter

Graduate Student News

Welcome to the latest issue of TheGraduate@Carleton e-newsletter for graduate students. The next issue will be distributed on Aug. 14. For up-to-the-minute news, follow us on Twitter @CUGradStudies or visit our website: Feedback is welcome. Email us at:

Register Now for Fall and Fall/Winter Classes

Registration for fall and fall/winter courses at Carleton is now available for graduate students and is done electronically through Carleton Central. For course selection, the 2019-20 Graduate Calendar is now available. To view it, please click here. You can access a list of approved Special Topics by clicking here.

Two Carleton Doctoral Students Chosen as 2019 Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Scholars

Carleton University doctoral students Patricia Bérubé in Cultural Mediations and Abigail Curlew in Sociology are among 20 recipients of a scholarship in the social sciences and humanities presented by The Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation.

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Important Info for New and Continuing Students from CUREB (Carleton University's Research Ethics Boards)

Please follow the link for updates from CUREB.

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Call for Applications: IDRC (International Development Research Centre) Research Awards 2020

Follow the link below for more information on this opportunity.

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Upcoming Thesis Deadline

August 1 is the last day for graduate students to submit their supervisor-approved thesis, in examinable form to their department, in order to graduate this fall.

TA Deadlines - A Reminder

For the fall term, August 15 is the deadline to apply to be an out-of-priority Teaching Assistant and August 31 is the last day to apply for a Leave From Duties. You can access the form on Carleton Central.

Fall Orientation - Registration Now Open

Fall Orientation for all new graduate students and teaching assistants will be held September 3. More information, including how to register, is available on this web page. International graduate students please note that the International Student Services Office (ISSO) will be holding additional orientation sessions for you. Click here for details.

Minutes From the Board of Governors Meeting

Find out what happened at the last Board of Governors meeting on June 27th.

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Important Dates and Deadlines


July 19-21: Early summer term deferred final examinations to be held.

July 22: Last day for a full fee adjustment when withdrawing from late summer courses (financial withdrawal).

July 26: Last day to request Formal Examination Accommodation Forms for August examinations to the Paul Mention Centre for Students with Disabilities. Note that it may not be possible to fulfill accommodation requests received after the specified deadlines.

August 1: Last day for graduate students to submit their supervisor-approved thesis, in examinable form to their department.

August 5: Civic holiday, University closed.

August 17-23: Final examinations in late summer and full summer courses may be held. Examinations are normally held all seven days of the week.

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

August 31-September 1: Residence move-in weekend.

September 1: Last day for receipt of applications from potential fall (November) graduates.

September 2: Statutory holiday. University closed.

September 3: Orientation for new graduate students and TAs.

September 4:  Fall term begins. Fall and fall/winter classes begin.

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.


July 31: Lab Safety training

Grad Navigate workshops are now over for this term. Please note that online training modules or workshops advertised outside of Grad Navigate do not count towards paid training hours for TAs.

Mitacs offers some online modules and workshops in Ottawa during spring and summer. For more information, visit where you can create an account and access the course catalog. Please note that online training modules or workshops advertised outside of Grad Navigate do not count towards paid training hours for TAs.


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

Deadlines 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.