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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.


Plans for the Fall 2020 Term – Timetable and Scheduling Tool Will Open on June 8

In case you missed it, the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs shared this message with all graduate students who will be registering for classes this fall.

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New Bursary for International PhD Students

Effective fall 2020, new and current full-time international PhD students will be eligible to receive a bursary that will reduce their tuition to the amount paid by domestic PhD students in the same program. There is no need to apply; full-time international PhD students within five calendar years from the date they started their program are eligible to receive this tuition support. Existing bursaries, offered through the IDTS program, will be replaced with the new bursary, which covers the difference between international and domestic PhD tuition fees.

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Carleton Approves New Strategic Integrated Plan

After a year-long process that engaged the whole community, Carleton’s Strategic Integrated Plan (SIP) has been approved by the university’s Board of Governors at its June 2 meeting on the heels of Senate approving the SIP on May 29.

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Exemplary Teaching Assistants

Meet this year’s winners of the Outstanding TA Awards.

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Supporting Graduate Students During the Summer

There are many services that can assist graduate students on campus. All relevant services are being offered virtually during the pandemic.

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Professional Development Opportunities

FGPA’s professional development team continues to offer online one-on-one writing consultations and Individual Development Plan consultations. To stay updated regarding new initiatives or events, please sign up for our new mailing list.

All grad students and postdocs are invited to attend our online Grad Café chats that focus on topics relating to professional development, thesis writing, and grad life in general. To find out more, visit here.

We also encourage you to follow our new professional development Twitter account, @CarletonGradPD.


Time for Nature Photo Contest

Calling all photographers and nature lovers! Enter to win a Ravens hoodie by showing how you’re connecting with nature during this time of social distancing.

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Results of the Carleton COVID-19 Rapid Response Research Grants Competition

Meet the recipients of the Carleton University COVID-19 Rapid Response Research Grants competition. With an overwhelming response from researchers, the Office of the Vice-President (Research and International) and the Faculties have jointly invested more than $800,000 in 59 projects across all five Faculties.

Check Out the Recipients →


Inside Senate May 29th Edition

The latest edition of Inside Senate is now available. Highlights from this meeting include the approval of Carleton’s new Strategic Integrated Plan and reception of the final CUSIIC report, Kinàmàgawin (Learning Together). Preparing for the fall semester in line with the 10 recommendations of the Carleton University Scenario Planning report was discussed. A number of cyclical program reviews were approved, and Senate approved a name change for the Institute of Cognitive Science, now the Department of Cognitive Sciences.


The Sounds of a Health Pandemic

“Silence… mostly silence,” responded Musicologist and sound researcher, Professor James Deaville when asked how he might summarize the sound of the global Covid-19 health pandemic.

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Carleton Pathways Podcast - Noah Richardson

In this week’s episode of the Carleton Pathways Podcast, Noah Richardson shares his journey from PEI to Carleton, discusses his time as a House of Commons Page and talks about what it’s like to live out his childhood dream. This episode features a powerful conversation about finding your passion, following your dreams and learning that it is okay to say no.

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Grad Research: The Repatriation of Cultural Artifacts

PhD student, Pansee Abou Elatta in Cultural Mediations is researching the history of the decolonial struggle to return stolen cultural artifacts to their nations of origin.

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Grad Research: Understanding the Impact of People with Intellectual Disabilities

The care of people with intellectual disabilities, and the impact of social policy on their lives and families, is one of the themes of Anna Przednowek’s PhD research in Carleton University’s School of Social Work.

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FAQ Updates

The entire FAQ page for prospective students has been updated. Click here to see the new and improved page. Please note that a Table of Contents has now been added. We also updated the FAQs for current graduate students. Here are those changes:

  • We revised the answer to: “Is there any new information about services being offered by the Library?”
  • We revised the answer to “Is there an update about programs for this fall?”
  • We revised the answer to “How can I change my grade to “Satisfactory” for the Winter 2020 term?”
  • We added a new category “Winter 2021 Academic Programs” and inserted this question “Has the university released any plans yet for the 2021 winter term?”
  • We also added this question under the Fall 2020 section: “I have a question related to my research. Where can I go for help?”