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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 typically sent to all graduate students on the first and third Wed. of every month. The next issue will be June 5. For up-to-the-minute news, follow us on Twitter @CUGradStudies or visit our website: Feedback is welcome. Email us at:

Grad Student Research Featured at Life Sciences Day 3.0

The event took place on May 1.

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Grad Research: Learning About Caribou Crossings Around Qikiqtaq (King William Island, Nunavut)

Emmelie Paquette, a Masters student in the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, is looking at changes in sea ice conditions and ship traffic in Uqsuqtuuq in relation to caribou crossing areas on Qikiqtaq (King William Island).

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Second Place Winner of Carleton's 3MT Talks About Creating an Airborne Network of Drones

Jean-Daniel Medjo Me Biomo won 2nd place in Carleton’s 2019 3MT contest. He is pursuing a PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering. The title of his presentation is “An airborne network of drones.”

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Third Place Winner of Carleton's 3MT Speaks About Devices that May Prevent Repetitive Strain Injury

Aditi Singh won 3rd place in Carleton’s 2019 3MT contest. She is pursuing a Master’s degree in Human-Computer Interaction. The title of her presentation is “Shape-changing break reminder for people with repetitive strain injury.”

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Mitacs Elevate Is Now Accepting Applications for Postdoc Funding in All Disciplines

Mitacs Elevate provides two years of postdoc funding valued at $60,000/year plus extensive customized professional development training ($7,500/year non-cash value). Find out more after the link.

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Ace Media Interviews and Punch Up your Profile on Social Media

Interested in learning how to talk with the media? Our media training workshop is intended for participants who are already giving media interviews or expect to be interviewed in the near future.

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Final Reminder for Award Recipients

PhD students who won either an NSERC or a SSHRC award need to fill in this form and return to Leslie Main (512 Tory) asap. Students who won a Master’s Tri-Council award or an OGS scholarship need to fill in the relevant acceptance form on our website.

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Fall and Fall/Winter Registration

As registration draws near, make sure to check your time-ticket and take advantage of the registration timetable planning tool so you’re ready to register when your time-ticket opens. Here is a list of Special Topics that have already been approved for the fall and winter terms (check back regularly for updates).

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Important Dates and Deadlines


May 17: Last day for registration and course changes (including auditing) for full summer courses.

May 17-29: Fall/winter and winter term deferred final examinations will be held.

May 20: Statutory holiday. University closed.

May 24: Last day for a full fee adjustment when withdrawing from early summer and full summer courses (financial withdrawal). Withdrawals after this date will result in a permanent notation of WDN on the official transcript.

The Student Registration Assistance service becomes available to all students.

The registration timetable planning tool is available in Carleton Central for the 2019-2020 academic year.

June 14: Final summer term payment deadline. Any balance owing on your student account will prevent access to registration for future terms. Holds will be placed on unpaid summer accounts, which will prevent access to marks and/or registration for the 2019-20 Fall/Winter course selection. Payment of fees is due by the posted deadlines.

June 18: Last day of early summer classes (NOTE: Full summer classes resume July 2). Last day for academic withdrawal from early summer courses.

June 19-20: No classes or examinations take place.

June 21-27: Carleton Central opens for registration for returning undergraduate students and new and returning graduate students (see Time-Ticket Schedule for your registration start time).

Early summer final examinations and mid-term examinations in full summer courses may be held. Examinations are normally held all seven days of the week.

July 1: Application deadline to study at another institution on a letter of permission for the fall term.
Statutory holiday. University closed.

July 2: Late summer courses begin. Full summer courses resume. Late charges take effect at 12:00 a.m. (midnight) for students registering only in late summer courses (July-August courses). Payment of fees is due by the posted deadlines.

July 9: Last day for registration and course changes (including auditing) for late summer courses.

July 19-21: Early summer term deferred final examinations to be held.

July 22: Last day for a full fee adjustment when withdrawing from late summer courses (financial withdrawal).

July 26: Last day to request Formal Examination Accommodation Forms for August examinations to the Paul Mention Centre for Students with Disabilities. Note that it may not be possible to fulfill accommodation requests received after the specified deadlines.

August 1: Last day for graduate students to submit their supervisor-approved thesis, in examinable form to the department.

August 5: Civic holiday, University 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.


Grad Navigate workshops are now over for this term. Please note that online training modules or workshops advertised outside of Grad Navigate do not count towards paid training hours for TAs.

Mitacs offers some online modules and workshops in Ottawa during spring and summer. For more information, visit where you can create an account and access the course catalog. Please note that online training modules or workshops advertised outside of Grad Navigate do not count towards paid training hours for TAs.


The deadlines to apply for a Leave From Duties are: April 30 (summer term) (access form via Carleton Central), Aug. 31 (fall term) and Dec. 31 (winter term).

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).

“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.