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Current Grad Students Newsletter

Graduate Student News

The Graduate@Carleton newsletter is typically distributed every Thursday morning. The next newsletter will be available on June 24. If you have any questions, please email us at:

Upcoming Graduation Ceremonies

Congratulations to all students who will be graduating in June. To celebrate your academic success, the University is hosting a number of virtual graduation celebrations from June 21 to 25, 2021, along with many faculty and departmental events to honour the important achievements of our graduates. Notifications have been sent to all graduates and you can find further information regarding these celebrations and the seven honorary degree recipients by clicking here.

FGPA's Salute to Graduating Graduate Students

We have compiled the following montage of several graduate students, as a special tribute to those students who will be graduating in June. Click here to view.

Graduation: A Carleton First

Regine Cirondeye will be one of the first students to graduate from Carleton’s Graduate Diploma in Migration and Diaspora Studies this June. She says she feels: “Thrilled. I feel like dancing on the roof.”

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Graduating PhD Student Analyzed Bullying and Racism Towards Indigenous Students in Northern Ontario

Robyn O’Loughlin is graduating from the PhD program in Legal Studies at Carleton. She says her PhD afforded her the knowledge and skills to recognize gaps in law and policy and discuss potential impacts on Indigenous peoples.

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Back to Campus

As stated in the President’s March 29 update to the community, we are planning for a safe and gradual return to campus in fall 2021. A significant proportion of courses – in particular seminars, labs, experiential learning and smaller classes – 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.

The Fall/Winter 2021-22 class schedule and registration course planning tool is now available in Carleton Central and includes which courses will be available for in-person and online learning.

Apply Now for 2022

Please note that graduate applications for winter, summer and fall 2022 admission are now available.

GRADflix: Final Videos

Here are the final three videos of the 28 students who entered FGPA’s GRADflix contest that asked them to talk about their research in one minute or less.

To view all 28 GRADflix videos, click here.

Need Support?

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

Health and Counselling Services is offering a new, unique opportunity in group counselling sessions along with peer-to-peer social engagement and resource navigation. This group is for students who identify as 2SLGBTQIA+ or who are questioning their gender and sexuality. The first session will begin on Wednesday, June 23. Advance registration is required by Monday, June 21 at 4 p.m. Space is limited. Please call Health and Counselling Services to register at 613-520-6674. For more information, click here.

Calling All Gardeners

The Kitigànensag Graduate Students’ Association Community Garden is excited to announce the opening of garden plot applications for Summer 2021. Applications are due at noon on Monday, June 28. You can fill out an application using this google form.

Outdoor Workouts at Carleton Athletics

In conjunction with Step 1 of the province’s 3-step reopening plan, we are happy to welcome back students and community members to our campus by moving fitness programs onto the Ravens Perch (formerly MNP Park) and under the south side canopy of Alumni Hall.

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Digital Strategy Consultations for Students

We invite all Carleton students to attend a Digital Strategy consultation and share their thoughts related to digital technology at Carleton. Students who attend a consultation will be given $10 on their campus card as a thank you for participating. Consultations will take place virtually on Zoom on Wednesday, June 23 from noon – 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. At the consultations, we will ask questions such as:

  1. What is working well related to digital technology at Carleton?
  2. How could Carleton use digital technology to improve your student experience?
  3. If you could solve one problem at Carleton related to digital technology, what would it be?
  4. How else can we use digital technology to strengthen Carleton?
  5. What have we learned at Carleton during the pandemic connected to digital technology?

Input provided will help shape the future of digital technology at Carleton.

Visit Here to Register →

More Professional Development Opportunites & Training

FGPA is offering several summer workshops and others will be added to the calendar as they are scheduled. All graduate students and postdocs are welcome. Because these sessions are being held during the summer term, they do NOT count toward paid pedagogical training hours for Teaching Assistants. Please check details for all of the workshops, including the following, by clicking here:

  • Today, June 17: Establish Your Career Narrative: Enhance Your Employability

  • June 23: Introduction to Knowledge Mobilization

A reminder that, over the summer, FGPA is continuing to offer one-on-one writing consultations to assist you with writing-related challenges, or to discuss the effectiveness of your research and writing strategies. To request a consultation, please fill out and submit this web form.

Teaching and Learning Services will again offer Preparing to Teach for Carleton’s upper-year doctoral students starting this Fall 2021 (Wednesday afternoons, September 22 – Dec. 1). For Fall 2021, everything will take place online. Registration for the program will open on July 26. More details can be found here.

Join in "The Conversation"

Here are the latest opportunities for PhD students who want to write for The Conversation. Check out this article, written by PhD student Jasmeet Bahia on the London, ON attack, in The Conversation.

International Students Please Read

Please check out the updated information on vaccines for international students on the ISSO’s  FAQ page by clicking here.

The ISSO will be hosting Travel and Quarantine Q&A sessions and we encourage you to join us to learn more about the current travel requirements and have your questions about quarantine answered! For details, please visit our Events Calendar.

Please note that students who will be graduating in June 2021 will have valid UHIP coverage until August 31, 2021. Those who wish to extend their coverage for an extra six months (till October 31, 2021) also have the option to do so. Please 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.

A Residential School Reclaimed: Transforming Tragedy into Hope

The Muskowekwan First Nation, in collaboration with students and faculty from Carleton University’s Architecture program and the National Trust for Canada, is planning to create a training and developing centre, museum, archive and memorial at the site of a former residential school—to transform the school’s tragic legacy into something hopeful.

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Carleton’s Raven Magazine Wins International Award

Carleton University’s Raven magazine—a showcase for stories about the important, impactful and inspiring work of Carleton faculty, students, staff, alumni and the university’s community partners—has won a Silver in the Magazines Alumni/General Interest 2x Per Year category at the CASE (Council for Advancement and Support in Education) Circle of Excellence awards.

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Carleton University App Makes Learning Anatomy Fun with Gaming Challenge

Thanks to a collaboration between a biology instructor and a computer science student, third-year biology classes will have a new app to help them learn anatomy. The project came about as part of Carleton’s Students as Partners Program.

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Carleton Researchers Receive Growing Support for Work Benefitting all Canadians 

Carleton University researchers received almost $13 million in funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) and Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) to facilitate diverse research benefitting all Canadians, including investigating media concentration, conservation of biodiversity, jury decision-making, and misinformation in the pharmaceutical and agricultural chemical sectors.

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Carleton University Researcher Named New Canada Research Chair in Gender, Race, and Inclusive Politics  

Carleton University is adding to its roster of Canada Research Chairs with Political Science Prof. Erin Tolley, the new CRC (Tier II) in Gender, Race, and Inclusive Politics.

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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.

A reminder to please protect yourself and the Carleton community from COVID-19 by getting vaccinated as soon as you are able. The COVID-19 vaccines have been rigorously tested during their development and then carefully reviewed by Health Canada experts. Learn more about the benefits of vaccines on this website.

Important Dates and Deadlines

June 18 is the last day of early summer classes. (NOTE: full summer classes resume July 2.) Classes follow a Monday schedule on this day. It’s also the last day for academic withdrawal from early summer courses.

June 21-27: Early summer final examinations and mid-term examinations in full summer courses may be held.  Examinations are normally held all seven days of the week.

June 22: Final summer term payment deadline. Any balance owing on your student account will prevent access to registration for future terms. Holds will be placed on unpaid summer accounts, which will prevent access to marks and/or registration for the 2021-22 Fall/Winter course selection. Payment of fees is due by the posted deadlines.

July 1: Statutory holiday. University closed.

July 2: Late summer courses begin. Full summer courses resume.

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.

FAQs Update

We updated the answer to this question in the FAQs for current grad students: Is there an update about programs for this Fall (2021)? There have been no updates to the FAQs for prospective grad students this past week.