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Current Grad Students Newsletter

Graduate Student News

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs is sending out weekly newsletters. If you have any questions or concerns, please let us know by emailing us at:

COVID-19 Updates

You can read regular updates about how Carleton is coping with the COVID-19 pandemic by clicking here. For additional information, please visit the University’s FAQ page. For questions concerning current graduate students, click here. To view FAQ updates for prospective graduate students, click here.

Spring/Summer Information for TAs

The Educational Development Centre is offering one more session of the Online TA: Q and A for Spring/Summer 2020 Teaching Assistants. This session offers repeated material from previous sessions. For details, click here

Accepting Awards

OGS winners need to select which start date they want in the acceptance form (available in Carleton Central). If they are not able to complete that acceptance form, please complete this acceptance form available on FGPA’s website. Your award will be built once the term has started and you are registered full-time. Tri-council Master’s awards recipients need to fill in this acceptance form. NSERC and SSHRC PhD results have both been announced. Successful applicants must complete the  “Request for Instalment Form” on the Tri-council website.

Grad Café Fridays

Graduate students are invited to join this series of online Zoom chats on topics relating to professional development, thesis writing, and grad life in general. To find out more, visit here.

Graduate and Postdoc PD Mailing List

FGPA continues to offer career workshops, one-on-one writing consultations, and Individual Development Plan consultations, all online. To be notified when workshops, chat sessions, and other opportunities are scheduled, please sign up for our new mailing list. You can unsubscribe anytime.

Introducing Kinamagawin, Carleton’s Indigenous Strategy

More than 600 Indigenous and non-Indigenous people participated in more than 40 consultations that led to the development of Kinàmàgawin, Carleton’s new Indigenous Strategy.

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New Graduate Calendar

The 2020-21 Graduate Calendar (programs, courses, regulations) is now available. You can view it by clicking here.

Vacant Senate Positions

A reminder that the Senate is looking for graduate students to fill several vacancies on Senate committees beginning July 1, 2020.  The deadline to apply is June 5, 2020.

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Architecture Graduate Helps Build Ingenious COVID Airlock

Josh Wallace, who recently graduated with his Master’s degree from the Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism, helped design and build the ‘Window Stop’ a contactless airlock-like interface between staff and customers.

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Quarantainment: Painting with Lenore Gale

Get ready to unleash your inner Picasso as alumna and artist Lenore Gale (MBA/14) leads you through a fun virtual paint session in partnership with Wallack’s.

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Sprott Summer Course on Business Resilience Features Prestigious Speakers

Carleton University’s Sprott School of Business is launching an exciting course series for MBA students and eligible fourth-year undergraduate students on Crisis and Continuity: Organizational Resilience in a Pandemic. The courses will run during the summer term.

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Grad Research: Tracking Fish in Canada’s North to Boost Food Security

Jacqueline Chapman, a PhD student in Carleton’s Department of Biology, is researching fisheries in northern Canada as part of the Fostering Indigenous Small-scale fisheries for Health, Economy, and food Security or FISHES project.

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FAQ Updates

We added the following FAQs to our current student FAQ list:

  • Is there an update about programs for this fall?
  • If an international applicant defers to winter term due to Covid and needs to defer again to sept 2021, will that be approved?
  • Can I change my LOA to registered status?