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Current Grad Students Newsletter

Graduate Student News

Welcome to the latest issue of TheGraduate@Carleton e-newsletter for graduate students. This newsletter is sent to all graduate students on the first and third Wed. of every month (except during the summer). The next issue will be available July 26. 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 opens on June 23 for graduate students and is done electronically through Carleton Central. The 2017-18 Graduate Calendar is now available. To view it, please click here.

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Fall-Winter Special Topics

Find out what special topics are being offered for the fall and winter terms.

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Four Carleton PhD Students Win Prestigious Vanier Awards

This year, four Carleton University doctoral students won Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships making this the best ever showing for Carleton students.

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Doctoral Student Wins University Medal for Outstanding Work at the Doctoral Level

A Carleton University physics PhD student, who was involved in the discovery of the Higgs boson particle, graduated this spring. He was awarded a University Medal for his achievements.

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Carleton Researcher Receives Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship

Carleton’s Logan Cochrane, a researcher in the Faculty of Public Affairs, has been awarded the renowned Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship to pursue his work on inclusive government and citizen engagement.

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Thesis Reminder

August 1 is the last day 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.

PhD Tri-Council Award Holders

The Tri-Council has posted this guide for PhD award holders. And just a reminder to please fill in and return an annual progress report to Leslie Main by August 1.

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Carleton Biomedical Club Wins International Honours

The Carleton University Engineering in Medicine and Biology Student Club (CU@EMBS) is being recognized as one of the top international clubs in the field by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers – Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society (IEEE EMBS).

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Grad Research: Educating Children About Cybersecurity

PhD student Sana Maqsood is helping to develop creative methods to educate children about cybersecurity topics.

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Grad Research: A Better Way to Detect Anemia

Grad student Yasmina Souley Dosso is developing an app to detect anemia that will make it easier for people to get tested. Dosso shared her research in the Carleton 2017 Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition.

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Grad Research: Therapeutic Gardens in Hospitals

A team of master’s students from the Health: Science, Technology and Policy program researched the value of growing therapeutic gardens in hospitals.

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Important Dates and Deadlines


Now- June 25:  Early summer final exams

June 23:  Carleton Central opens for registration for new and returning graduate students

July 3:  Canada Day. The university is closed for this stat holiday.

July 4:  Late summer courses begin & full summer courses resume. Late registration charges take effect at midnight for students registering only in late summer courses.

July 11:  Last day for registration and course changes for late summer courses

July 21-23:  Early summer deferred final exams to be held

July 24:  Last day to withdraw from late summer courses with a full fee adjustment.

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.

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.


Now-June 30: O-Train Trillium Line service will be temporarily replaced by bus route 107

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.

June 28:  Dept. of Immigration, Refugees & Citizenship Canada Student Job Fair. You need to register.

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.  For information about events targeted at or promoting graduate student research, go to Grad Research Link.


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.


June 30Deadline to submit applications for the John W. Davies Memorial Award

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

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

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.


The deadlines to apply for a Leave From Duties are: Aug. 31 (fall term), Dec. 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 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.