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Current Grad Students Newsletter

Graduate Student News

This is a special issue of TheGraduate@Carleton newsletter. The newsletter is typically 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:

Reminder: Vote in the GSA Elections and Health Plan Referendum March 21-23

Mark your calendars! All graduate students can vote this week on Tuesday (10 a.m. to 8 p.m.), Wednesday (10 a.m. to 8 p.m.) and Thursday (10 .a.m to 6 p.m.)

Voting Locations:

-Minto Foyer

-Loeb (2nd floor by the tunnels)

-Outside Mike’s Place (2nd floor University Centre)

-Tory Building (2nd floor next to the Atrium/Galleria)

-Richcraft Hall Foyer

Information on the candidates, the referendum question, and voting details are available on the GSA election web page.

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Winners of Carleton’s 3MT

Find out who won this year’s Three Minute Thesis Competition and watch videos of the second and third place winners.

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Construction Update

Preparation for the new $29-million Advanced Research and Innovation in Smart Environments (ARISE) building is now underway. Find out how this could impact you.

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Important Deadlines for TAs

“Pedagogical” training hours must be completed by March 30 for a full academic year TAship.

The deadline to apply for a Leave From Duties for the summer term is April 30.

The deadline to apply to be an “out-of-priority” TA for the spring/summer term is April 15.

Focus Group on International Opportunities for Students

Carleton International is hosting a focus group at noon on March 22 to get feedback from students about international opportunities currently available to them. They want to learn more about any barriers that may have prevented students from participating in opportunities in the past, and find out more about what you would like to see in the future. The group will last 60-75 minutes. Pizza will be provided. Participants should Register online here. It’s in Room 5110 of the Human Computer Interaction (HCI) building.

Important Dates and Deadlines


March 20Last day to pay any remaining balance on your Student Account to avoid a hold on access to marks through Carleton Central and the release of transcripts and other official documents.  An account balance may delay Summer 2017 course selection. Allow adequate processing time as payments normally take 2 days to be applied to your student account.

March 23:  Carleton Central opens at 8:30 a.m. for registration for Carleton University degree students (graduate and undergraduate).  Check your timeticket here.

April 7:  Winter term ends. Last day of fall/winter and winter-term classes. Last day for academic withdrawal from fall/winter and winter term courses.

April 10-25:  Final examinations in winter term and fall/winter courses may be held. Examinations are normally held all 7 days of the week.

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.


Now-March 31:  4th Annual FPA Research Month continues.

March 24-25:  The Institute for Comparative Studies in Literature, Art, and Culture (ICSLAC) and the Art History Graduate Students’ Society (AHGSS) present Off the Record, an interdisciplinary conference

March 29:  Data Day 4.0

March 30:  2017 Linguavision Song Competition

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 posted for this term. You can always access online training through Please note that these online training modules workshops do not count towards paid training hours for TAs.


March 31:  Deadline for Mitacs international research awards

April 5Deadline to apply for the SSHRC Talent award (click and scroll down on page)

Note: For information about Carleton awards, go to our awards and funding website.