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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 20. For up-to-the-minute news, follow us on Twitter @CUGradStudies or visit our website: Feedback is welcome. Email us at:

Two Degrees in One

This fall, Carleton is starting a Dual Master’s pathway that will allow master’s students to obtain two degrees in either Political Science or European, Russian and Eurasian Studies. They would receive one degree from Carleton and one from an overseas partnering university. This initiative was marked by a special celebration on May 22.

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Registration opens in Carleton Central on July 3 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.

New Master of Science in Management

The Sprott School’s new Master of Science in Management takes both a theoretical and practical approach to complex problems faced by businesses and their managers.

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Check Out Our New Mental Health Website

Carleton has developed a centralized mental health website to help you understand, manage and improve your mental health and well-being while at university.

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People's Choice Award Winner - Carleton 3MT Competition

Mechanical Engineering graduate student Amin Ghaziaskar won the People’s Choice Award at the 2018 Carleton University Three Minute Thesis competition. He talks about the challenges related to the production of biofuels.

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Three Minute Thesis - Helping Urban Bats Survive

For her Three Minute Thesis, Lauren Moretto talks about creating a valid habitat for bats in urban environments. She placed in the Top 10.

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Carleton Aerospace Engineering Grad Student Wins Volunteer Award

Engineering grad student Juan Posada is the 2018 winner of the Adrian D.C. Chan Award for Volunteer and Community Service.

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Grad Research: Are Giant Lecture Halls Conducive to Learning Mathematics?

Many first-year university students learn about math in cavernous lecture halls, but is this an appropriate venue for this subject? Graduate student Chloë Grace Fogarty-Bourget decided to find out.

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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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Writing Opportunity

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? Check out The Artifice to learn more.

Update From the May 24th Board of Governors Meeting

Find out what happened at the latest Board of Governors meeting.

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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 2018-19 Fall/Winter course selection. Fee payment is due by the posted deadlines.

June 18:  The registration timetable planning tool is available in Carleton Central for the 2018-2019 academic year.

June 19:  Last day of early summer classes (NOTE: Full summer classes resume July 3). Last day for academic withdrawal from early summer courses.

June 20-21:  No classes or examinations take place.

June 22-28:  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 2:  Statutory holiday. University closed.

July 3:  Carleton Central opens for registration for new and returning graduate students (see Time-ticket Schedule for your registration start time).

July 3:   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 10:  Last day for registration and course changes (including auditing) for late summer courses.

July 20-22:  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). Last day to request Formal Examination Accommodation Forms for August examinations to the Paul Mention 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 6:  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.


Summer MonthsCeremonial Guard on campus

September 10-17: Throwback

For information about Carleton events, go to the university events calendar.


June 20:  Lab Safety Training

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 8:  Deadline to apply for a Canadian Derivatives Scholarship

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).

Deadlines 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.