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Current Grad Students Newsletter

Graduate Student News

Welcome to the July issue of TheGraduate@Carleton e-newsletter for graduate students. This newsletter is sent to all current graduate students on the first and third Wed. of every month (except during the summer). The next issue will be available Aug. 16. For up-to-the-minute news, follow us on Twitter @CUGradStudies or visit our website: To comment, email us at:

Fall Registration

Registration for fall courses at Carleton for graduate students is available until Sept. 19 and is done electronically through Carleton Central. Please note that late charges may be applied to your student account any time after August 25 if you have not registered by that date. You can view the 2017-18 Graduate Calendar by clicking here. A list of Special Topics is available here.

Contract Instructor Orientation

Contract instructors – You can now register now for your Orientation scheduled for August 14.

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Orientation for New Graduate Students and TAs

Fall Orientation for all new graduate students and teaching assistants will be held September 5.  Registration is now open.

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Pre-Arrival and Orientation Info. for International Grad Students

In addition to the Sept. 5th general Orientation, international graduate students also need to register for the International Graduate Student Orientation being held Friday, September 1. The International Student Services Office also encourages you to take advantage of its Airport Welcome Program, and the peer mentoring program. More information is available on this web page.

Graduate Study Space in the Library

Registration for Graduate study space in the library will commence August 15, via the Library’s website. Assignments will be handed out on a first come, first served basis.

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Rhodes Application Deadline

Find out how you can join the ranks of the prestigious Rhodes scholars. The Carleton University application deadline is September 10. If you are interested, please email Andrew Brook.

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Save These Dates

August 1 is the deadline for graduate students to submit an examinable copy of their Master’s or PhD thesis to their thesis supervisor in order to graduate this fall. September 1 is the last day to apply to graduate in the fall (November).

Important Deadlines for Teaching Assistants

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

A Primer for New and Current TAs

Scroll down on our TA web page for important information for new and continuing TAs, including how to update your profile. Updates are important as this information helps determine appropriate TA assignments.

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Grad Research: Developing Housing Components and Systems for the Inuit

For his thesis, Master of Design alumnus Stephen Field worked on designing products that would allow northern peoples to be more self-sufficient through community manufacturing and assembly.

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Grad Research: A Leap Forward for Heritage Conservation

Using a pair of jointed-arm industrial robots, Architecture PhD student James Hayes is leading a heritage conservation project focused on the major rehabilitation of Parliament Hill.

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Cambridge Bound

BJ’16 graduate Anaïs Voski is one of four Canadians to win a 2017 Mackenzie King Travelling Scholarship. The scholarship will allow her to pursue a master’s degree in international relations and politics at the University of Cambridge starting this fall.

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June 27th BOG Meeting

Read about what happened at the Board of Governors’ meeting on June 27th.

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Important Dates and Deadlines


August 1:  Last day for graduate students to submit to their thesis supervisor an examinable copy of their Master’s or PhD thesis for Fall graduation.

August 7:  Civic Holiday. University is closed.

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.

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

September 4:  Statutory holiday. University closed.

September 6:  Fall term begins. Fall and fall/winter classes begin.

September 15-17:  Full and late summer deferred final examinations held.

September 19:  Last day of registration for fall term and fall/winter courses. Last day to change courses or sections (including auditing) for fall/winter and fall term courses.

September 19:  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 Fall 2017 and must register for the fall 2017 term.

September 30:  Last day to withdraw from fall term and fall/winter courses with a full fee adjustment (financial withdrawal). Withdrawals after this date will create no financial change to Fall term fees.

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.


Registration opens shortly for EDC’s Preparing to Teach Certificate course. Check this page for details.

Registration for TA Training Day (Sept. 23) will open on Carleton Central before Sept. 5. Details are here. 

Grad Navigate workshops are not offered during the summer term. You can always access online training through Please note that these online training modules do not count towards paid training hours for TAs.


August 31:  Deadline to apply for the German Parliament’ s International Parliamentary Scholarship  Program

September 10:  Carleton U. deadline to apply for a Rhodes scholarship (if interested, email Andrew Brook)

September 12:  NSERC Scholarships and Fellowships Presentation – 1:30 in the Senate Room (6th floor, Robertson Hall). Please email to register.

September 30:  Deadline to apply for the Mauril Belanger memorial Youth Addictions Research Grant

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.

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


Now-Early November:  Work on the expansion of the bus shelter at Minto Case is taking place. New shelter will be larger and heated.

Now-September 4:  Room 2017 in Dunton Tower will not be available due to renovations. It will reopen after Labour Day.

August 14:  Contract Instructor Orientation. Register asap!!

September 1:  ISSO’s Orientation for International Graduate Students

September 2-3:  Residence move-in weekend.

September 5FGPA Orientation for new graduate students (including international students) and TAs. Departmental introductions for students and other academic preparation activities will be held.

For information about Carleton events, go to the university events calendar.


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

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). You can apply once you are registered as a full-time student in the respective term (For fall, registration opens June 23).

“Pedagogical” training hours must be completed by November 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.