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Current Grad Students Newsletter

Graduate Student News

The Graduate@Carleton newsletter is typically distributed every Thursday morning. The next newsletter will be available on May 20. If you have any questions, please email us at:

Amazing Graduate Student Research

Today, we feature three more videos from the 28 graduate students who entered our first GRADflix competition. Students had to prepare a video that described their research in one minute or less.

Letters for Graduating Students

Graduate students who have applied for graduation can download two letters in Carleton Central. The new letters are Confirmation of Application to Graduate and Confirmation of Eligibility to Graduate. Links to automated letters in Carleton Central are found in the Student Online Applications > Apply to Graduate > Applications for Graduation section. More information is available by clicking here.

Brightspace Training Options

Teaching and Learning Services offers a variety of training options to support you as we get started with our new Learning Management System, Brightspace by D2L. From training sessions to online resources, support is available for instructors, staff, teaching assistants and students! All Brightspace users, including students, have continuous access to on-demand support from D2L via email, chat and phone.

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PhD Students - Writing Opportunities

This week, The Conversation is looking for PhD students to write articles on these topics.

International Students Take Note

If you are a new student taking online Carleton classes from outside of Canada during the Summer 2021 term due to Covid19, UHIP is not required. If eligible, you can get the UHIP fee removed from your student account by completing the UHIP Opt-Out Form.

For other information, please check out updates on the ISSO website:

Need Support?

For graduate students needing some support, please click here for a list of resources you can access. A reminder that Health and Counselling Services remain open.

Carleton and Partners Developing Tools to Protect Canada’s Biodiversity

To help conserve ecosystems across the country, Biology Prof. Joseph Bennett and his team are leading the development of evidenced-based, decision-support tools that help partner organizations prioritize resources.

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Carleton Professor Joins Royal Society of Canada Task Force on COVID-19

Carleton Political Management Prof. Jennifer Robson has joined the Royal Society of Canada’s Task Force on COVID-19 to investigate the pandemic’s impact on women.

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Carleton Researcher Explores Links Between Solitude and Wellness During the Pandemic

Carleton Psychology Prof. Robert Coplan, a leading international expert, says: “There’s never been a more important time to study solitude and its implications.” Last month, the second edition of The Handbook of Solitude, co-edited by Coplan and two other collaborators was released, updated with COVID-informed content that explores the links between spending time alone and well-being.

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CBC’s Adrian Harewood Joining Carleton to Help Shape Future of Journalism Education

Nearly three decades ago, Adrian Harewood became a journalist because he wanted to help open up spaces for a wider range of stories told from an array of perspectives. His commitment to that goal has never wavered. Harewood, who is an anchor of CBC Ottawa’s supper-hour TV news and an adjunct professor at Carleton University, will become a full-time faculty member at the School of Journalism and Communication on July 1.

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The Role of Business Schools in Communities

On April 23, Dana Brown, Dean of the Sprott School of Business, participated in an international panel discussion on the role and the impact business schools have in their communities and at large.

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Carleton Celebrates Winners of Ottawa’s Forty Under 40 Awards for Young Leaders

Five members of the Carleton University community have been named to Ottawa’s Forty Under 40 list, the region’s biggest business award for young leaders.

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Grad Research: Ultrafast Light Switch Inside an Optical Fiber

Fu Liu, a PhD alumnus from the Electrical and Computer Engineering program, researched ultrafast switching of light by special “tilted” optical fiber components made by laser irradiation which are used in multiple areas such as monitoring of civil engineering structures, high capacity telecommunication systems and medical diagnostics.

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PhD Accounting Student Working to Change the World for Better

Lucille Perreault is a PhD student at the Sprott School (Accounting). Her research could have big implications in the business world—namely helping small- to medium-sized enterprises improve innovation goals and grow in the market.

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COVID Information

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. For those coming on campus, please be aware that a significant roadwork project is now underway on campus. This project involves three major elements, including: expansion of the Bronson Ave. entrance to campus, an expansion of Parking Lot 7 and a Roundabout near P7.

Important Dates and Deadlines

Today, May 13 is the last day for registration and course changes (including auditing) for early summer courses.

May 20 is the last day for registration and course changes (including auditing) for full summer courses.

The Fall/Winter 2021-22 Class Schedule and registration course planning tool will be available in Carleton Central May 25.

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.

June 18 is the last day of early summer classes. (NOTE: full summer classes resume July 2.) Classes follow a Monday schedule on this day. It’s also the last day for academic withdrawal from early summer courses.

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.

FAQ Updates

There have been no updates this past week to either the prospective or current graduate student FAQs.