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Current Grad Students Newsletter

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:

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.

Grad Student Supports

Just a reminder that there are many virtual services that can assist graduate students during the pandemic.

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Carleton Graduation Celebration 2020: June 22 to 26

Though our traditional Spring Convocation ceremonies have been postponed, the Convocation Working Group is pleased to present Carleton Graduation Celebration 2020, running from Monday, June 22 through Friday, June 26. A new website has been created as a central place for the Carleton community to come together to honour our more than 6,000 graduates. Faculties and their departments are planning to host various virtual events for their grads throughout the week. Check the website for details.

Important Dates

A reminder that tomorrow (June 12th) is the deadline for you to upload the final version of your thesis or research project in order to be eligible to graduate in June. The actual Convocation ceremonies are being postponed but you can still graduate, if approved by Senate on June 19th, 2020.

Another reminder that Carleton Central opens for registration for new and returning graduate students on July 3. Be sure to visit Step 1 of Registration in Carleton Central to view your registration start time.

How to Stay Up-to-date

Feeling isolated? Why not join our online Grad Café chats that take place every Friday? Every week, we focus on a different topic pertaining to grad life and grad students. To find out more, click here.

FGPA’s professional development team continues to offer online one-on-one writing consultations and Individual Development Plan consultations. To stay updated about what is going on, please sign up for our new mailing list. And you can also stay up-to-date by following us on Twitter at @CarletonGradPD.

Extensions for Tri-Council Awards

The federal government is giving students who’s NSERC, SSHRC or CIHR awards, that end between March and August, a four-month extension, provided they meet certain conditions. For details, click here. Please note that, although instructions will be sent to eligible students, they must still complete an online form through the Tri-council.

Carleton Building More Pathways to Enhance Anti-Racism and Inclusion Efforts

As North America struggles with issues of systemic racism, Carleton is committed to ensuring that all members of our campus community feel safe, welcome and supported. Read More. You can also read the President’s message entitled Our Shared Responsibility to be Part of the Solution by clicking here.

Carleton Enhances EDI and Indigenous Leadership

Three highly-respected Carleton leaders have accepted new roles and expanded responsibilities that will strengthen Carleton’s capacity to make important progress, across the university, in equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) and Indigenous initiatives.

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Announcing Carleton’s Coordinated Accessibility Strategy

The Coordinated Accessibility Strategy Steering Committee is pleased to announce the release of the Coordinated Accessibility Strategy to the Carleton Community. This Strategy represents the diverse voices of our community and will provide a framework to guide our continued commitment toward a campus that is accessible for all students, employees and visitors. Read more about how the new Coordinated Accessibility Strategy guides our ongoing commitment in this Carleton Newsroom story.

Carleton Researchers Checking Wastewater for Signs of COVID-19

A project led by Carleton Civil and Environmental Engineering Prof. Banu Örmeci, the Jarislowsky Chair in Water and Global Health and director of the university’s Global Water Institute, aims to help develop an “early warning system” that could alert public health authorities about an outbreak before people start to show symptoms. Örmeci says this research could lead to a great non-invasive tool for COVID-19 surveillance and monitoring.

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As Society Faces New Challenges, Economists Search for Answers

In March of this year, Economics Professor Hashmat Khan was working with his Spanish collaborator Miguel Casares at the Universidad Publica de Navarra, when Spain was engulfed by COVID-19 infections. The pair usually collaborate on research studying the entry and exit of firms in the economy, but they quickly changed course to apply their expertise to the crisis at hand.

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Carleton Researcher Receives Funding from CIHR

Carleton University researcher Mehdi Ammi in the School of Public Policy and Administration has received $200,000 from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research to support an investigation into how changes to the public health system over the years have impacted the health of Canadians.

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FAQs Update

We created this new FAQ on our current grad student site.

  • How do I get an extension for my Tri-Council Award?

And we revised the answer to this FAQ on the same site:

  • Do students need to contact NSERC, SSHRC and CIHR to defer their award?