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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

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

About the Canada Emergency Student Benefit

Assistance for students in these difficult times has been a top priority for the higher education sector, and the federal government is delivering much needed support. As of last Friday, you may be eligible to apply for the Canada Emergency Student Benefit (CESB) through the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).

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TAs - How to Stay in Touch

The EDC created the TA Resource Exchange on cuLearn for TAs to share interesting material to other TAs. You can join by emailing You can also access additional resources by accessing The Online TA (click here) or go to this website.

You're Invited to Our Grad Café Fridays

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

Career Workshops

FGPA’s professional development team is offering a new round of Establishing Your Career Narrative workshops. You can register by clicking here.

Join Our Online Community Mailing List

During the pandemic, FGPA is continuing 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.

Awards Acceptance - Final Notice

OGS winners, please complete the acceptance form in Carleton Central. If you can’t complete that form, please complete this acceptance form. 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. Successful applicants for an NSERC or SSHRC PhD award must complete the  “Request for Instalment Form” on the Tri-council website.

New Grad Calendar Available

Just a reminder that you can access the 2020-21 Graduate by clicking here.

Professor Unites Carleton Community to Support the Ottawa Food Bank

Joanna Pozzulo, a CU professor and chair of the Department of Psychology recently invited the department to make a joint donation to the @OttawaFoodBank to support Ottawa families in need.

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Carleton Researchers Shine a Light on Work and Life in the Time of the Coronavirus

Faced with a thesis defence while looking after two children, PhD student Anita Grace became curious about how others were managing the challenges of pandemic living. So she approached Prof. Linda Duxbury at the Sprott School of Business and asked whether they could develop a research project to examine how people were coping.

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Carleton Researchers Find Canadians Worried as Lockdown Pressures Ease

With lockdown measures easing across the country, new research by Carleton University researchers shows that Canadians are worried about the potential public health consequences of reopening the economy.

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Grad Research: How to Use Self-Control Strategies to Meet Your Financial Goals

Reaching financial goals can be tough, especially when you are prone to impulse buys. Mariya Davydenko, a PhD student in Psychology, is researching self-control strategies to help people reach their financial goals.

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Carleton Pathway Podcast: Alumnus Dwaine Tayor

After completing his Master of Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership, Dwaine Taylor went to work for He is now a staff member within Carleton’s Student Experience Office (SEO). In this edition of the Carleton Pathway podcast, Taylor explains his passion for social impact, and provides some insight into the multitude of programs available for students looking to get involved on campus and in the global community.

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FAQ Update

There have been no updates to our FAQs over the past week.