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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: fgpa_newsletter@carleton.ca.


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.


Congratulations to the Class of 2020

The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies has this congratulatory message to our newest graduates. Watch the Video! You can find out more Convocation news by clicking here.

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Convocation Story: Hanna Stewart, Master of Arts in Sociology

As a Chinese-Canadian adoptee, Hanna Stewart wanted to learn more about her identity and the experience of others in this shared community. Her research explored the connections adoptees have to their home in Canada, what they left behind in their country of origin and the racism and stereotypes they encountered over their lives. She graduated this spring with a master’s degree in Sociology.

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Convocation Story: Francesca Tsimiklis, Master of Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering

Francesca Tsimiklis was drawn to Carleton for the uniqueness of the Biomedical and Mechanical Engineering program. She decided to make Ottawa her new home, and graduated with a Bachelor of Biomedical and Mechanical Engineering in 2016, followed by a Master of Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering this year. She just won the Board of Governors Award for Outstanding Community Achievement.

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Vanier Award Winners

Three Carleton University PhD students are receiving prestigious Vanier awards this year.

Find Out Who Won →


ACUNS Award Winners

Three more Carleton PhD students won awards from the Association of Canadian Universities for Northern Studies.

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New Award Reminder

The new Indigenous Graduate Student Award is given annually by the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs to Canadian First Nation, Metis or Inuit Master’s or Doctoral  graduate students. Recipients will be selected based on demonstrated financial need and academic merit. Applicants will be required to provide supporting documentation to verify ancestry. This “proof of ancestry” documentation should be uploaded in their application as a supporting letter. Applicants need to go to Carleton Central (under “financial aid and awards” and then “online graduate award applications”), and search under the correct name.


Tri-Council Award Extensions

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. Award extensions will not be applied to student accounts until the decisions are sent to the institution. Completing the online document is only the first step in the process.


Feeling Isolated? Need Support?

The COVID-19 pandemic is not an easy time for most of us. Carleton has a number of counselling and other mental health services remotely available. Click here to see what other services are being offered.


You're Invited to Our Grad Café

FGPA invites all grad students and postdocs to join our online Friday Grad Café chats. Every week, we focus on a different topic pertaining to grad life and grad students. To find out more, click here.


GSA Events

The Graduate Students’ Association (GSA) continues to host events as part of its peer support program. To view details about its upcoming group community care sessions, Healing Spaces, click on their Facebook page.


Library Update

MacOdrum Library is now offering a limited curbside pickup and mailing service for print materials in its collection. This service is guided by the key principle of protecting the health and safety of our community and by the advice of Environmental Health and Safety and Public Health.


Carleton Pathway Podcast: Joanna Pozzulo

Prof. Joanna Pozzulo, chair of the psychology department, joins this week’s episode of the Carleton Pathway podcast to talk about what’s new in psychology on campus, her research, and shares advice for students with a passion in psychology and mental health.

Listen to the Podcast →


Inside Senate

The latest edition of Inside Senate is now available. The June 19 meeting was held remotely to comply with social distancing guidelines. The highlight of the meeting was the approval of graduation for 3,267 undergraduate and 623 graduate students. Senate congratulates the Class of 2020!


FAQ Update

This FAQ was updated on the current graduate student site:

  • Is there any new information about services being offered by the Library?

There were no updated on  the prospective student FAQ site.