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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 May 15. For up-to-the-minute news, follow us on Twitter @CUGradStudies or visit our website: gradstudents.carleton.ca. Feedback is welcome. Email us at: fgpa_newsletter@carleton.ca


Videos of the Top 10 from Carleton's 3MT Contest are Up!

Check out the videos from all of the top 10 presenters at our Three Minute Thesis contest on March 13. The winner, Melody Gavel, competed at the Ontario 3MT at McMaster University on April 17, where she gave a fantastic presentation.

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The Third Annual Life Sciences Day is Today!

Today Carleton University will host its third annual Life Sciences Day, featuring exciting panel discussions, innovative research presentations and program demonstrations. This year’s event will focus on the themes of Ottawa’s life sciences ecosystem, plant sciences and human-microbe interactions.

You can still register to attend! More information at the link.

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PhD Students, Have Some Fun While Writing Your Thesis!

The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs is looking for five PhD students who would like to attend a writing retreat during the third week of July at the Queen’s University Biology Station on Lake Opinicon, just north of Kingston. FGPA will pick up almost all of the costs. Tell us how this retreat would benefit you and we’ll choose the top five responses. The deadline for submissions is noon on Wednesday, May 15.

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Sexual Violence Policy Review - Update

Following an extensive consultation and review of Carleton’s Sexual Violence Policy that started in September, the Board of Governors approved the revised policy at its meeting on April 25, 2019.

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Information Session on Funded Research Opportunities in Germany

On May 8, Carleton International is hosting an information session on funded research opportunities in Germany for Canadian researchers. Speakers are Dr. Alexander S. Kuznetsov, from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, and Dr. Erik Anonby, previous Humboldt scholar from the Department of French.

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cuLearn Upgrade this Weekend

Carleton will be upgrading our learning management system, cuLearn, from version 3.1.12 to 3.6.3 this weekend. The upgrade will create a clean, modern interface with many useful improvements to the existing functionality.

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Awards Update

A reminder that PhD students who won an NSERC award or a SSHRC award need to fill in this form and return to Leslie Main (512 Tory) asap. If you won a Master’s Tri-Council award or an OGS scholarship, you need to fill in an acceptance form to seal the deal. That form is available on our website.

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Interested in Living in Residence?

New students wanting to live in residence this fall need to apply by 4:30 p.m. on June 10 to be included in the room lottery.

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Submit Your Thesis by May 10

Graduate students who have not electronically submitted their final thesis copy to the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs by May 10 will not be eligible to graduate in Spring 2019 and must register for the Summer 2019 term.


Important Dates and Deadlines

ACADEMIC DEADLINES

May 6:  Early summer and full summer courses begin.

May 10: Graduate students who have not electronically submitted their final thesis copy to the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs will not be eligible to graduate in Spring 2019 and must register for the Summer 2019 term.

May 13:  Last day for registration and course changes (including auditing) for early summer courses.

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 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).

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

TRAINING & CAREER WORKSHOPS

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 https://edge-reg.mitacs.ca 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.

TA DEADLINES

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.