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Current Grad Students Newsletter

Graduate Student News

Welcome to the latest issue of TheGraduate@Carleton e-newsletter for graduate students. The next issue will be distributed on July 17. For up-to-the-minute news, follow us on Twitter @CUGradStudies or visit our website: Feedback is welcome. Email us at:

Fall & Fall/Winter Registration

Registration for fall and fall/winter courses at Carleton opens on June 24 for graduate students and is done electronically through Carleton Central. For course selection, the 2019-20 Graduate Calendar is now available. To view it, please click here.

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Convocation Stories: International Student Finds Second Home in Carleton Lab

A couple years ago, if you had told international grad student Aditi Singh that she would find a community in a research lab at Carleton University, she probably wouldn’t have believed you.

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Convocation Stories: Carleton PhD Graduate Wins Fulbright Award

Freya George, graduating with a Carleton University PhD in Earth Sciences, is on her way to the United States, thanks to her Fulbright Scholar Award.

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Grad Research: Exploring Canada’s Geohistorical Connection to Finland

Imagine—2 billion years ago, continents that are now thousands of kilometres away were once attached. Sarah Davey, a PhD student in Earth Sciences, is comparing the age and composition of rocks in Finland (Karelia) and Canada (Ontario, Quebec and Manitoba), to test whether pieces of Canada and Finland were once connected and part of a larger supercontinent called Superia.

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The Alumni Experience: EURUS Alumnus Joins Canadian Delegation at G20 Youth Summit

Ali Bahman, an alumnus of the Institute of European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (EURUS) was recently selected as one of two Canadian youth delegates for the G20 Summit (Y20) in Tokyo.

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Information from the International Student Services Office for International Graduate Students

Important information on Post-Graduate Work Permits, UHIP Health Coverage, and more.

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Orientation News

Fall Orientation for all new graduate students and teaching assistants will be held September 3. More information, including registration instructions, will be available soon on this web page. New international graduate students please note that you should also register to attend one of the I-Start sessions offered by the International Student Services Office (ISSO). Click here to for more info and the list of available I-Start sessions.

Thesis Reminder

August 1 is the last day for graduate students to submit their supervisor-approved thesis, in examinable form to their department, in order to graduate this fall.

Important Dates and Deadlines


June 19-20: No classes or examinations take place.

June 21-27: Carleton Central opens for registration for returning undergraduate students and new and returning graduate students (see Time-Ticket Schedule for your registration start time).

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.

July 1: Application deadline to study at another institution on a letter of permission for the fall term.

Statutory holiday. University closed.

July 2: Late summer courses begin. Full summer courses resume. Late charges take effect at 12:00 a.m. (midnight) for students registering only in late summer courses (July-August courses). Payment of fees is due by the posted deadlines.

July 9: Last day for registration and course changes (including auditing) for late summer courses.

July 22: Last day for a full fee adjustment when withdrawing from late summer courses (financial withdrawal).

July 26: Last day to request Formal Examination Accommodation Forms for August examinations to the Paul Menton Centre for Students with Disabilities. Note that it may not be possible to fulfill accommodation requests received after the specified deadlines.

August 1: Last day for graduate students to submit their supervisor-approved thesis, in examinable form to the department.

August 5:  Civic holiday, University closed.

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.


Summer MonthsCeremonial Guard on campus

August 20-September 30: I-Start orientation for new international graduate students

September 3 (afternoon):  Orientation for all new graduate students (including International students) and new TAs

September 3 (morning): Some departments will host their own orientation sessions for new grad students

September 15-21: Throwback

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


Grad Navigate workshops are now over for this term. Please note that online training modules or workshops advertised outside of Grad Navigate do not count towards paid training hours for TAs.

Mitacs offers some online modules and workshops in Ottawa during spring and summer. For more information, visit where you can create an account and access the course catalog. Please note that online training modules or workshops advertised outside of Grad Navigate do not count towards paid training hours for TAs.


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

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).

“Pedagogical” training hours must be completed by Nov. 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.