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Current Grad Students Newsletter

Graduate Student News

The Graduate@Carleton newsletter is typically distributed every Thursday morning. Due to summer holidays, however, the next newsletter will be sent to you on August 19. If you have any questions, please email us at:

Back to Campus

For fall, 2021, a significant proportion of courses are expected to be offered on campus in a safe way, but online options will also be available to provide flexibility. You can find out more about fall and winter courses by clicking here on the University FAQs.

Read the latest communique about Carleton’s back to campus plans by clicking here.

The fall/winter 2021-22 class schedule and registration course planning tool is available in Carleton Central and includes which courses will be available for in-person and online learning. Please note, you cannot register unless you have cleared all conditions on your offer. Your time ticket will be updated in your Carleton Central account, after removal of your conditions is complete.

Special Topics

Check out this list of intriguing Special Topic courses being offered this fall and during the winter 2022 term.

New Students & TAs: Register Now for Fall Orientatiion

FGPA is hosting a virtual fall 2021 Orientation for new grad students and TAs. Details will be available in a future newsletter but materials will be available by September 7. Register now by clicking here.

In addition, international students are also encouraged to register for a special Orientation presented by the International Student Service Office. This Orientation includes an introduction to resources found in the virtual campus, live events that offer the opportunity to ask questions about immigration, and much more! The l-Start Orientation program offers a go-at-your-own-pace format. Click here for more information.

2022 Grad Applications Are Open

We are accepting graduate program applications for winter, summer and fall 2022. Apply Now! To view the 2022 grad student viewbooks, please click here.

Planning on Graduating This Fall?

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

Upper Level PhD Students - Preparing to Teach Certificate Registration Now Open

Registration is now open for the Preparing to Teach for Fall 2021 certificate program. The program will be fully online (blended), with a mix of asynchronous online modules and weekly synchronous sessions (Wednesdays, 1-3 p.m. for weeks 2-8, 1-4 p.m. for weeks 1 & 10—week #9 is microteaching week, meaning 3-hr sessions on different days/times for individual groups). The program begins on Wednesday, Sept. 22, and ends on Wed., Dec. 1. You can register by clicking here.

Want to Write for "The Conversation"?

Keep an eye out for the latest opportunities for PhD students who want to write for The Conversation. These are updated on a regular basis.

For International Students

We encourage you to join the ISSO to learn more about current travel requirements and have your questions about quarantine answered! For details, please visit our Events Calendar (see below).

Check out ISSO’s I-Start orientation program for all international students new to Carleton University. Click here for more information.

Please check out updates on the ISSO website. If you are planning on coming to Canada for the fall or winter terms, it is important that you contact the ISSO.

Need a Listening Ear?

There are many health and wellness services that can assist graduate students at Carleton. Please click here for a list of resources you can access.

Maria DeRosa Appointed Interim Dean of Science

Prof. Maria DeRosa has been appointed Interim Dean in Carleton University’s Faculty of Science, effective Aug. 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022. DeRosa is a professor in the Department of Chemistry and the Institute of Biochemistry, and the principal investigator of the Laboratory for Aptamer Discovery and Development of Emerging Research (LADDER), a research facility funded by the Canada Foundation for Innovation Leaders Opportunity Fund and the Ontario Research Fund.

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Four Carleton Faculty Members Receive Early Research Awards from the Ontario Government 

Carleton University has received an investment of $1.55 million from the Ontario government for eight ongoing research projects in areas including refugees, digital reform, cyberattacks and animal physiology. As well, four Carleton professors were named as Early Researcher Award winners.

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Carleton Partners with Kanata North Business Association While Expanding Footprint at High-Tech Hub

Carleton University is boosting its innovation outreach as a founding academic partner in Hub350, a new state-of-the-art global technology centre in Canada’s largest tech park.

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Carleton Research Finds Nature Sounds Can Alleviate Stress, Improve Mood and Enhance Cognitive Performance

There are pretty striking health benefits to the sounds of nature says Rachel Buxton, a research scientist in Carleton’s Department of Biology.

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New Partnership to Explore Global Media and Internet Concentration

Dwayne Winseck, a professor in Carleton’s School of Journalism and Communication, has launched the Global Media and Internet Concentration Project. With $2.5-million dollars in funding over seven years from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, and matching funds and in-kind contributions from other partner organizations, Winseck and his global collaborators will narrow in on what Winseck calls “a single, deceptively simple yet profound question: Are the media – collectively and individually – becoming more or less concentrated?”

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Sarah Everts: Book on Sweat Recommended by The New York Times and Oprah Daily

A new book by Carleton journalism professor Sarah Everts has already attracted high praise from the likes of the New York Times, Time magazine and Oprah Daily. The Joy of Sweat is an in-depth look at the science, culture and history of perspiration.

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New Book About the Transformative Power of Moving Together

Professor Kelly Fritsch co-authored a groundbreaking disability justice book for children. We Move Together is a luminous and empowering exploration of our individual distinctions and the boundless potential of collective care.

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CKCU Looking for Connections on Campus and in the Community

Last September, Kwende Kefentse became the first executive director of CKCU, Canada’s oldest campus-based community radio station. CKCU is housed on the fifth floor of the University Centre. It is continuing what the station has been doing since 1975, something that aligns with Kefentse’s main mission in life – creating and connecting community through culture.

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New Award-Winning App Helps the Visually Impaired Manage Their Wardrobe

Two Industrial Design students from Carleton University have won an Innovative Designs for Accessibility (IDeA) student competition award from Universities Canada. Liana Meere and Mandy Hui took top honours in the competition’s Attitudinal/Systemic barriers category for their concept Closet, a label system that enables people with visual disabilities to independently manage their clothes.

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Carleton MJ Alumnus Andrew Chung Among Pulitzer Winners at Reuters

Andrew Chung, who graduated from Carleton’s Master of Journalism program in 1999, was among the team of Reuters journalists awarded this year’s Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting.

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PhD Student Launches Community Art Project to Honour Children from Residential Schools

Social Work PhD candidate Deborah Young is launching a communal beading project in collaboration with the Centre for Indigenous Initiatives to honour the lost and missing children who attended residential schools. She is inviting faculty, staff and students to join together to create 215 beaded baby vamps for eventual display in the School of Social Work.

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COVID-19 Updates

If you are required to access campus for necessary work that cannot be done remotely, please follow the appropriate building access protocol and complete the mandatory COVID-19 Daily Campus Access and Screening Form each day before coming to campus and entering a university building.

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.

We updated the following FAQ for prospective graduate students: I have been offered admission with a condition to get a World Education Services (WES) academic evaluation. WES had originally indicated that their operations were suspended until further notice. Is that still the case?

Important Dates & Deadlines

August 2: Civic holiday. University closed.

August 16:

  • Summer term financial holds preventing access to grades through Carleton Central and the release of official documents will be applied to accounts with an outstanding balance.
  • Last day of late summer and full summer classes.
  • Last day for academic withdrawal from late summer and full summer courses.
  • Last day for handing in term assignments, subject to any earlier course deadline.

August 17-18: No classes or examinations take place.

August 25: Fall payment deadline. Visit the Student Accounts website 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 6: Statutory holiday. University closed.

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.