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TheGraduate@Carleton Newsletter September 21, 2016

Graduate Student News

TheGraduate@Carleton newsletter is sent to all graduate students on the first and third Wed. of every month (except during the summer). For up-to-the-minute news, follow us on Twitter @CUGradStudies or visit our website: To comment, email us at:

Nominations Are Now Open for the Faculty Graduate Mentoring Awards

Why not nominate your favourite professor for a Faculty Graduate Mentoring Award? Nominations are now open.

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TAs! Did You Miss Orientation?

TAs – If you were not able to attend the TA Grad Orientation session on Sept. 6, we have scheduled a special showing of the video in Room 510 Tory on Thursday Sept. 29 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.  Please email if you would like to attend. By attending this session, you will be able to claim one hour towards your paid pedagogical training hours.

OGS Info Sessions

Applications for the OGS are available online. We have scheduled two OGS information sessions on Sept. 27 and 28.  Details are on our OGS website.

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Do You Speed or do Roll Stops on Campus?

The Department of University Safety and Parking Services will be conducting a campus-wide awareness campaign about new traffic enforcement regulations that are coming into effect at Carleton for vehicles and cyclists.

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Scholarship Refund

If you are eligible to receive a scholarship refund and still have questions about the refund process, please contact Student Accounts at: or phone them at 613-520-2600 ext. 3626.

How to Promote Your Research

Grad Research Link is your graduate student hub for opportunities to present, attend and participate in all manner of research events at Carleton.

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Enhance Your Professional Skills

The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs, in conjunction with several departments and service groups, offers you a vast array of professional development opportunities through Grad Navigate.

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Future of the Humanities PhD

Last spring, English Professor Paul Keen organized a national conference on The Future of the PhD in the Humanities. Recently, he talked about this topic on TVO’s The Agenda.
Watch Video (Aug. 31)
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Supplement Your Coursework With a Free Certificate Program

Carleton University has joined the N2 Network for one year that will allow you to apply for online certificate programs offered by the CITI program.

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What I Did After Graduation

Biology Grad Alumna Genevieve Perkins decided to do something completely different when she graduated last year.

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Student-run Conferences

The deadline to apply for funding to support a graduate student-run conference on campus for this academic year is Oct. 15.

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Interested in a PhD?

Come to the Carleton University Graduate Recruitment Fair on Sept. 28 and find out what makes our doctoral and master’s degrees unique.

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The Faculty of Public Affairs Has a Challenge For You

Create a team and try to solve this problem:  How do we protect our local rivers from polluted storm water?  It’s part of the CU75 POPS Competition: Water Challenge. Your team could win up to $7500.

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FGPA Who's Who

Find out who does what in the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs.

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Important Dates and Deadlines


September 23-25: Summer deferred final examinations held.

September 30: Last day to withdraw from fall term and fall/winter courses with a full fee adjustment (financial withdrawal). Withdrawals after this date will create no financial change to Fall term fees.

October 7: Deadline to opt out of the GSA’s Health Plan.

October 7: December examination schedule (fall term final and fall/winter mid-terms) available online.

October 10: Statutory holiday. University closed.

October 24-28: Fall break. Classes are suspended

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.


September 23:  Canada-India Innovation Conference

October 1-9:  Annual Live Butterfly Show

October 3 to 7:  Thrive Week

October 15: Deadline to apply for funding to support a grad student-run conference on campus for this academic year

For information about Carleton events, go to the university events calendar.  For information about events targeted at or promoting graduate student research, go to Grad Research Link.


Many Grad Navigate workshops are now available for the fall term. FGPA will continue to add new workshops over the next few weeks.

You can always access online training through Please note that these online training modules workshops do not count towards paid training hours for TAs.


Mitacs offers several funding opportunities for graduate students. You can apply any time, except there are two deadline dates each year for the Mitacs Elevate program. Check out:
(a) Mitacs Accelerate (Funding starts at $15,000 for research internships with industry or non-profit partners)
(b) Mitacs Elevate ($57,500 annual grant for two-year postdoctoral fellowships with industry or non-profit partners).
(c) Mitacs Globalink Research (Travel funding for research projects with international universities)
(d) Mitacs Step (Professional development workshops facilitated by industry leaders

September 23:  Deadline to submit a proposal for a Go Wild Community Grant

September 30: Deadline to apply for an NSERC Doctoral award

October 1: Deadline to apply for a CIHR Doctoral award

October 14: Deadline to apply for a PhD SSHRC award

October 19: Deadline to apply for a Vanier Canada Graduate scholarship (PhDs only)

November 4:  Carleton U. Deadline to apply for a Trudeau Doctoral scholarship

November 9Next deadline to apply for a Mitacs Globalink grant

November 9Deadline to apply for a Mitacs JSPS 10-week internship in Japan

November 15: Deadline to apply for a Fulbright scholarship

November 15:  Deadline to apply for a Richard Van Loon scholarship for an outstanding international student from an African country. The application is available by clicking here.

December 1: Deadline to apply for an OGS and Tri-council Master’s award

December 7: Deadline to apply for a Gates Cambridge scholarship

Note: For information about Carleton awards, go to our awards and funding website.


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

Deadline to apply to be an “out-of-priority” TA for the winter term is Jan. 1, 2017 and for the fall term 2017 is Sept. 1.

“Pedagogical” training hours must be submitted 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. This is because this process is manual and time-consuming.  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.