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Graduate Student News

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


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.

As ordered by the Medical Officer of Health of the City of Ottawa, 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.


Registration is Open

A reminder that 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.


Mental Health and Other Services

Need some support? Carleton has a number of counselling and other mental health services remotely available. Click here to see what other services are being offered.  Please note that FGPA’s weekly Grad Café sessions will be on hiatus for the month of July, but keep an eye out for when they return in August.


Hoping to Graduate This Fall?

We strongly encourage any students who want to graduate this fall to submit their supervisor-approved thesis, in examinable form, to their department by August 1.


Important Information for TAs

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

Read More on this page →


News for International Students

Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has announced temporary biometrics collection exemptions for pending and new study permit, work permit, or visa applications from within Canada. For details, please visit this website.

Also, as a result of residing outside of Canada, international students studying in the Fall 2020 term are eligible to opt out of the University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP).  Students residing outside of Canada should complete this form no later than September 30th, 2020. Failure to do so could result in UHIP fees being charged to your student account.


Indigenous Graduate Student Award Deadline Extended

The new Indigenous Graduate Student Award is given annually by the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs to Canadian First Nation, Metis or Inuit Master’s or Doctoral  graduate students. Recipients will be selected based on demonstrated financial need and academic merit. Applicants will be required to provide supporting documentation to verify ancestry. This “proof of ancestry” documentation should be uploaded in their application as a supporting letter. Applicants need to go to Carleton Central (under “financial aid and awards” and then “online graduate award applications”), and search under the correct name. The deadline to apply has been extended to August 15th.


Register Now for Fall Orientation

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).


2021 Viewbooks Now Available

If you are thinking of pursuing a PhD or Graduate Diploma, check out the new 2021 graduate student viewbooks that are hot off the press.

See the Viewbooks →


The Carleton Pathway Podcast: Managing Your Privacy with Pierce White-Joncas

As Manager, Privacy & Access to Information at Carleton University, Pierce White-Joncas ensures good privacy governance, compliance with provincial, federal and international privacy legislation, and processes formal requests for information. He joins the Carleton Pathway Podcast to talk careers in privacy, starting on the ground floor and finding your place within your industry.

Listen to the Podcast →


Carleton Researchers at Forefront of Long-Term Care Studies Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

In mid-May, the Ontario government announced than an independent commission will begin a comprehensive review of the province’s long-term care system this September. Said Premier Doug Ford: “The system is absolutely broken.” For Carleton Social Work Prof. Susan Braedley, who has been researching LTC for more than a decade, that declaration wasn’t news.

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Carleton’s Sarah Everts is Putting Science Journalism Under the Microscope

Halfway through the 2020 winter term, Carleton University’s CTV Chair in Digital Science Journalism, Sarah Everts, began discussing COVID-19 in her environmental reporting class. She contemplated questions such as: If the coronavirus came to Canada, how should reporters cover it? How would its spread impact efforts to curb climate change? What were the best ways to report on confirmed cases when those numbers represented real lives and deaths?

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Grad Research: Incorporating Youth Perspectives in Monuments

Rebecca Friend, a recent graduate in Public History researched how children and childhood have been represented in Canadian commemorations like monuments and memorials.

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FAQ Updates

We updated this FAQ on the current grad student web page.

  • Has the university released any plans yet for the 2021 winter term?

And we have changed the answer to this question on the prospective grad student site:

  • Will you consider accepting DuoLingo tests instead of IELTS/CAEL/TOEFL?