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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 sent to all graduate students on the first and third Wed. of every month (except during the summer). For up-to-the-minute news, follow us on Twitter @CUGradStudies or visit our website: To comment, email us at:

Congratulations to the Graduating Class of 2017

For hundreds of graduate students, the long wait is over. They will be presented with their degree at Convocation (June 13-16).

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Fall Registration

The 2017-18 Graduate Calendar is now available. To view it, please click here. Registration for fall courses at Carleton opens on June 23 for graduate students and is done electronically through Carleton Central.

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PhD Tri-Council Recipients Take Note

Tri-Council award PhD recipients, please fill in and return an annual progress report to Leslie Main. The deadline is August 1.

You Can Find the Form on This Page →

Unique New Curatorial Studies Graduate Diplomas

Carleton is launching five new graduate programs this fall, including two unique diplomas in Curatorial Studies.

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Grad Study Space in the Library

Registration for Graduate study space in the library will commence August 15, 2017, via the Library’s website. Assignments will be handed out on a first come, first served basis.

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Services for International Students

From its airport welcome program to health care, the International Student Services Office offers assistance and services to incoming international graduate students, as well as current students.   Incoming Students Current Students

Grad Research: Minimizing and Preventing Injury

As part of his master’s degree, Burhan Terai researched how we can measure and predict biomechanical forces to prevent injury experienced by rescue and military personnel  when using high speed marine crafts. Terai will receive his degree at June Convocation.

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Showcasing Grad Student Research

As part of a CU75 event sponsored by the Office of the Vice-President (Research and International), several graduate students answered questions about their research from appreciative participants.

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Arts & Social Sciences Graduate Students Make 3MT Top 10

Grad students Cecile Wilson and Matthew Conte both placed in the top 10 in Carleton’s Three Minute Thesis competition this year. Wilson is a PhD student in Cultural Mediations while Conte is a master’s student in Women’s and Gender Studies.

Watch Wilson’s video     Watch Conte’s video

Political Management Grads Are Going Places

Graduates from the Clayton H. Riddell Graduate Program in Political Management (MPM), Canada’s first graduate program in political management, are finding interesting careers. Meet some of them.

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Important Dates and Deadlines


June 13-16:  Spring Convocation

June 13:  Last day of early summer classes (NOTE: Full summer classes resume July 4). Last day for academic withdrawal from early summer courses.

June 15Final summer term payment deadline

June 19-25:  Early summer final exams

June 23:  Carleton Central opens for registration for new and returning graduate students

July 3:  Canada Day. The university is closed for this stat holiday.

July 4:  Late summer courses begin & full summer courses resume. Late registration charges take effect at midnight for students registering only in late summer courses.

July 11:  Last day for registration and course changes for late summer courses

July 21-23:  Early summer deferred final exams to be held

July 24:  Last day to withdraw from late summer courses with a full fee adjustment.

August 1:  Last day for graduate students to submit to their thesis supervisor an examinable copy of their Master’s or PhD thesis for Fall graduation.

August 7:  Civic Holiday. University is 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.


June 7:  2017 Katherine A.H. Graham Lecture Presented by Ry Moran

June 7-10: The section of University Drive in front of the Life Sciences Building will be completely closed. The equivalent section of pathway will be covered and will remain open during this time. Library Road is open to help ease traffic congestion on campus.

June 13:  CUAG: Ningiukulu Teevee and Sandra Dyck in Conversation

June 16:  Room 2017 in Dunton Tower will not be available June 16 to September 4 to undergo renovations. It will reopen after Labour Day.

June 27:  CUAG: Artist talks with Mohamed Thiam, Guilllermo Trejo, Ericka Walker and Melanie Yugo

For information about Carleton events, go to the university events calendar.  For information about events targeted at or promoting graduate student research, go to Grad Research Link.


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 30Deadline to submit applications for the John W. Davies Memorial Award

Sept. 10:  Carleton U. deadline to apply for a Rhodes scholarship (if interested, email Andrew Brook)

Sept. 12:  NSERC Scholarships and Fellowships Presentation – 1:30 in the Senate Room (6th floor, Robertson Hall). Please email to register.

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)
(d) Mitacs Step (Professional development workshops facilitated by industry leaders

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),

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). You can apply once you are registered as a full-time student in the respective term (For fall, registration opens June 23).

“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.