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Current Grad Students Newsletter

COVID Information

The Graduate@Carleton newsletter is typically distributed every Thursday morning. The next newsletter will be available on April 1. If you have any questions, please email us at:

To access FAQs about how Carleton is coping with the COVID-19 pandemic, click here. For questions concerning current graduate studentsclick here. To view FAQs for prospective graduate studentsclick here. International graduate students, please check out FAQs on the ISSO website.

Click here for more information about Carleton’s COVID-19 Reporting System for all students and employees.

As the City of Ottawa moves from orange to red zone of public health measures under the Government of Ontario’s COVID-19 response framework, Carleton Athletics remains open with new restriction and limitations as of Friday, March 19 at 12:01AM until further notice. Book your workout or activity today!

Getting ready to file your 2020 Income Tax return? Check out the latest information from the Canada Revenue Agency about what expenses employees can claim due to the pandemic.

Last Chance to Enter GradFlix Contest

FGPA is hosting a research competition for graduate students called GradFlix which asks participants to produce a one minute video about their research. The submission deadline is Tuesday, March 30. Updated information is available on this page.

A New Approach to Graduate Professional Development

These days, Carleton graduate students and postdoctoral fellows have access to a newly revamped professional development (PD) program that is only growing in size and scope.

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Remaining PD Opportunities for March

Check out these professional development opportunities that are taking place in March. For those students working as TAs this term, these workshop hours can count toward paid pedagogical training hours. All such pedagogical training hours must be completed by March 30.

March 25: Introduction to Research Data Management
March 26
: Approaches to Coding (NVivo)

You can view other upcoming events by clicking here.

Are You in Need of Support?

If you need support, there are lots of resources that can help you. Click here for more information. There is also a virtual café for graduate students every Monday morning from 8:30 – 9:00 a.m. EST. For registration, please email:

Summer Tuition Fees

Fees for the Summer 2021 term are now available and fees for the Fall 2021-Winter 2022 academic year will be available by May 2021. For more information, please go to this website.

Don't Forget to Accept Your OGS

You should have already been notified if you have won an OGS. If you are successful, and you originally filled in a paper submission, you need to fill in this acceptance form and return to asap. If you submitted your application online and received a successful result, the acceptance form will be located in your Carleton Central application.

For International Students

International students, please check out updates on the ISSO website:

Writing Opportunities

PhD students and faculty have lots of opportunities to write for The Conversation. Click here to see what topics the editors are looking for this week.

You may also want to try writing for The Artifice, an online magazine that covers a wide spectrum of art forms, including Film, Literature, Anime, Comics, Games and Arts. The platform has an established audience of millions. Click here for details.

New Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan Launched

This week marked an important milestone for Carleton as we officially launched our new Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Action Plan. A concise companion guide is also available. The newly designed documents with terrific photographs of Carleton ambassadors reflect the vitality and dynamic content of our Plan. You are invited to review the updated EDI Action Plan website, which now reflects all the content of the plan in an online format.

Carleton’s EDI Efforts Gain Momentum with New Student Support, Expertise, Courses

Increased student support, new expertise, new courses. These are among the advances Carleton University is making toward the goals of its Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Action Plan, which was formally launched on March 23.

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Grad Research:  Accuracy of Eyewitness Accounts 

Simona Mackovichova, who recently graduated with her Master’s degree in Psychology, has been researching how mistaken eyewitness identification contributes to the wrongful conviction of innocent individuals.

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Grad Research: Improving Eyewitnesses Identification

Lauren Thompson, a PhD student in Psychology, is researching how to improve eyewitness identification. Thompson’s research focuses on manipulating lineup construction and lineup procedures in order to improve the ability of an eyewitness to make an accurate identification decision.

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EURUS at 50

The Institute of European, Russian and Eurasian Studies is celebrating its 50th anniversary. In 1971, the Institute of Soviet and East European Studies (now EURUS) was created as a unit in the Faculty of Public Affairs. Find out what faculty are researching and what programs are being offered.

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Students Share Design Ideas for 24 Sussex Drive with NCC

What to do with 24 Sussex Drive, the official residence of Canada’s Prime Minister, has been a question for years. In collaboration with the NCC, a group of Carleton architecture students has studied the house and site and created a series of preliminary designs. They presented them to NCC officials, who are sharing them with those responsible for developing solutions for the rehabilitation of 24 Sussex.

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The Impacts of COVID-19 on Workplace Inclusion

With the support of the RBC Foundation, the Centre for Research on Inclusion at Work (CRIW) at Carleton’s Sprott School of Business funded five research projects examining the impacts of COVID-19 on workplace inclusion. On March 10, the researchers presented preliminary findings at an event hosted by CRIW.

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World Water Day: Carleton Celebrates Water Research on COVID-19 and Plastics

In early 2020, wastewater leapt into the public consciousness when researchers realized it was possible to detect COVID-19 in sewage before people start getting sick. Over the last year, researchers at Carleton have been testing Ottawa’s wastewater for the virus and helping public health officials anticipate surges of infection before they occur.

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Important Deadlines

Meet other TAs and discuss your TAships at our TA Cafés. Contact Helen Roumeliotis for the Zoom Links or check the announcements in the TA Central Hub (TAs can self-enroll). Coming up: March 29: 12 – 1:30 p.m.

Check out where and how to register for the annual Data Day event being held March 30. This year’s theme is AI: What’s Next? and Everything Smart. Click here for more information.

The Carleton Senate is calling for nominations for students to serve on a variety of Senate Standing Committees. The term of office is one year and will begin on July 1, 2021. To learn more, please review the Call for Nominations. Applications need to be submitted on the Senate website by March 31.

International students are covered by the mandatory University Health insurance plan (UHIP). However, if you are taking online Carleton classes from outside of Canada during the 2020/21 academic year due to Covid-19, UHIP is not required. Apply for  a refund by completing the UHIP Opt-Out Form. Deadline to opt out is March 31.

The Faculty of Science will host its fourth annual Life Sciences Day on April 6. This year’s event themes focus on mental health and the pandemic, and medical devices and diagnostics. You can register by going to this web page.

Please note that registration opens for U of O Graduate Exchange Students on April 7.

You need to apply by April 9 for the new Carleton University Student Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Research Award, which provides funding (from $10,000 to $15,000) to participate in research projects that use EDI-informed considerations and reflect upon diversity and identity in substantial or significant ways.

Registration for this year’s April 9 Carleton Cognitive Science Graduate Conference is now open. Please use the link to register for the event (for free). This event provides a venue for grad students in cognitive science (Master’s and PhD) to present and receive feedback on their work, and to interact with each other in a friendly, supportive, and inclusive environment. The conference will be held entirely online in a specially tailored virtual space on the platform. More details: department website.

The date for graduate students to electronically submit their final thesis copy to the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs has been extended to May 31. If you have not done so by this date, you will not be eligible to graduate in June and will have to register for the Summer 2021 term.

The summer OSAP application deadline is Saturday, June 26. Learn more by clicking here.

For a complete list of all official academic and financial dates and deadlines, please go to the Registrar’s websiteFor all financial matters, go to Student Accounts.


There have been no updates to either the prospective or current grad student FAQs.