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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 typically sent to all graduate students on the first and third Wed. of every month. The next issue will be June 19. For up-to-the-minute news, follow us on Twitter @CUGradStudies or visit our website: Feedback is welcome. Email us at:


Registration opens in Carleton Central on June 24 for graduate students. Make sure to check your time-ticket and take advantage of the registration timetable planning tool. Here is a list of Special Topics that have already been approved for the fall and winter terms. You can access the graduate calendar by clicking here. Contact your department if you have further questions about course requirements.

Important Information for International Graduate Students from the ISSO

The International Student Services Office (ISSO) offers services and programs that contribute to positive international experiences for all Carleton students. Follow the link for some important information from the ISSO for new international graduate students.

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Grad Research: Clearing the Air on E-Cigarette Use

Stephanie Ritter, a PhD student in the School of Journalism and Communication, is researching public health communication relating to vaping and e-cigarettes.

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Grad Research: The Downside of Celebrity Humanitarianism

Although charity work has underlying good intentions, what if celebrity philanthropy perpetuates the wrong ideas of Africa and fails to recognize and aid in the root issues of inequalities in Africa?

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Carleton Postdoctoral Researcher Kathryn Desplanque Receives Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship

Kathryn Desplanque is studying the historic use of images in popular communication.

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Carleton PhD Student Erin Vanzyl Receives Vanier Scholarship

Erin Vanzyl’s research looks at how human cells respond to errors in the process of gene splicing.

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So You Want to Be a PDF

Find out where and how to apply for postdoctoral fellowship positions.

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Write for The Artifice

Do you want to write about movies, TV, anime, arts, comics, games, literature or other art forms? Do you want to get your foot in the door and enter the wide world of the online media? Do you want to have your work read and shared by millions of readers? The Artifice, an online magazine, is expanding and looking for writers.

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Important Dates and Deadlines


June 14: Final summer term payment deadline. Any balance owing on your student account will prevent access to registration for future terms. Holds will be placed on unpaid summer accounts,  which will prevent access to marks and/or registration for the 2019-20 Fall/Winter course selection. Fee payment is due by the posted deadlines.

June 18: Last day of early summer classes (NOTE: Full summer classes resume July 2). Last day for academic withdrawal from early summer courses.

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 19-21: Early summer term deferred final examinations to be held.

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.


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.