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Current Grad Students Newsletter

Graduate Student News

The Graduate@Carleton newsletter is typically distributed every Thursday morning. However, as next Thursday is a holiday, we will be sending you the next newsletter on Wednesday June 30. If you have any questions, please email us at:

Congratulations to the Class of 2021

The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies has this congratulatory message for our newest graduates. Watch the Video! You can find out more Graduation news by clicking here. A special congratulations to the medallists for their outstanding achievements. In case you missed it, here is the tribute video that FGPA created in honour of our graduating students. As well, you can click here to see a special congratulatory note from President and Vice-Chancellor Benoit-Antoine Bacon.

Graduation 2021: Thoughts From a New Alumna

Frohan Foroutan who just graduated with her Master’s degree in Economics from Carleton, wrote a heartfelt tribute about her program and experiences while at Carleton.

Read It Here →

Graduation 2021: Enterpreneurial Background Pays Off

Regina (Sosing) Ferrar’s background in entrepreneurship was achieved by helping a business grow from an idea for a new product to where it is now with customers in 35 states in the USA & five provinces in Canada. That experience got her accepted into the Master of Entrepreneurship (Technology Innovation Management) program. And this June, she graduated from that program.

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Graduation 2021: Biology Doctorate’s Research Dives Into World of Freshwater Fisheries

Carleton University alumnus Aaron Zolderdo, who graduated earlier this year with a PhD in Biology, has been a water lover for as long as he can remember.

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Back to Campus for Fall, 2021

We are planning for a safe and gradual return to campus for 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.

Special Topics

We have added Special Topics for fall 2021 and winter 2022. Please check this listing of Special Topics courses regularly as additional courses are added on an ongoing basis. These courses may be restricted to students from within the program or have other prerequisites; consult with the academic unit.

Fall Orientation - Registration Now Open

Fall orientation will be virtual again this year. Details will be available in a future newsletter but materials will be available by September 7. You can register by clicking here.

Need Assistance?

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.

Professionalize Yourself

FGPA is offering two workshops entitled Professional Writing: Grant Proposals (1st and 2nd Session) on August 12 and August 26. Because these sessions are being held during the summer term, they do NOT count toward paid pedagogical training hours for Teaching Assistants. As other workshops may still be added, please check our website by clicking here.

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.

Applications Now Open for 2022

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

The Bookstore is Open!

The Bookstore is now open for in-person shopping! When shopping at The Bookstore please enter through the side door, wear a mask, sanitize and maintain physical distancing. The Bookstore is open Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Are You Interested in Gardening?

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 Fitness at Carleton

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). We have also moved our Fitness Centre outside. Come for a workout under the canopy on the south side of Alumni Hall. Book your workout here.

Brightspace Update

Carleton has been using the new Learning Management System (LMS), Brightspace by D2L, for over a month now. As early summer courses start to wrap up, Teaching and Learning Services (TLS) continues to plan for future terms and is available to support you as you navigate the new system.

Find Out More →

PhD Students! Join the Conversation

Here are the latest opportunities for PhD students who want to write for The Conversation.

For International Students

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.

Inside Senate: June 18

The latest edition of Inside Senate is now available. At the last meeting of the academic year, Senate approved the graduation of 3,336 undergraduate and 680 graduate students. Senate also thanked Betina Appel Kuzmarov for her service as Clerk of Senate and ratified membership for 2021/22. Other highlights included a Digital Strategy consultation, the approval of new graduate programs in Data Science and Analytics, and approved updates to the Academic Integrity Policy.

Carleton Celebrates Two Special Months

June is Pride Month. Carleton has taken this opportunity to show our respect and support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and 2-spirited members of our community. Click here to find out more.

Carleton Grad Student Receives AI Scholarship to Advance Biomedical and Healthcare Fields

On May 12, Tran was announced as a recipient of the 2021-22 Vector Institute Scholarship in Artificial Intelligence. The VSAI attracts top talent to AI master’s programs offered across Ontario, which provide the AI skills and competencies sought by employers.

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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.

There have been no updates to the FAQs for either graduate students or prospective grad students this past week.

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

July 1: Statutory holiday. University closed.

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

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

July 16-18: Early summer term deferred final examinations to be held.

July 23: Last day for a full fee adjustment when withdrawing from late summer courses (financial withdrawal). AND last day for graduate students to submit their supervisor-approved thesis in examinable form to their department.

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.