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Current Grad Students Newsletter

Graduate Student News

The Graduate@Carleton newsletter is typically distributed every Thursday morning. However, as tomorrow is a holiday, we are sending you the newsletter today, June 30. Due to the holidays, the next newsletter will be sent to you on Thursday, July 22.  If you have any questions, please email us at:

Carleton Stands in Solidarity with Indigenous Communities

Carleton University is profoundly saddened by the discovery of an estimated 751 unmarked graves on the site of the former Marieval Indian Residential School in Saskatchewan. The announcement from Cowessess First Nation comes after the discovery in May of 215 Indigenous children’s remains at the former Kamloops Indian Residential School on Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc land. The Carleton community stands in solidarity with Indigenous communities, students, faculty and staff as we remember the survivors of the residential school system, and with the families of those whose children never returned to them.

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Building Understanding of Canada’s Indian Residential School System

The Residential Schools Land Memory Atlas is a digital tool that aggregates information about Canada’s 139 residential schools on a single map. The map allows users to upload materials that relate to their experiences. That could be anything from old photographs that survivors saved, or works of art made by descendants who have lived with the intergenerational trauma inflicted by the experiences of their parents or grandparents. Dr. Stephanie Pyne is a postdoctoral researcher at Carleton’s Geomatics and Cartographic Research Centre, and the lead researcher on the Atlas.

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New Faces at FGPA

Several new people have joined or will be joining the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs in the near future. Dean Patrice Smith says she is delighted at the new hires and appreciative of all of the work that was done by their predecessors.

View Staff Changes →

Back to Campus Fall 2021

For fall 2021, a significant proportion of courses – in particular seminars, labs, experiential learning and smaller classes – are expected to be offered on campus in a safe way, but online options will also be available to provide flexibility. You can find out more about fall and winter courses by clicking here on the University FAQs.

The fall/winter 2021-22 class schedule and registration course planning tool is now available in Carleton Central and includes which courses will be available for in-person and online learning.

Please check out this listing of Special Topics courses that will be available for fall 2021 and winter 2022.

Enjoy the Long Weekend and Summer Holiday

Read this message from President and Vice-Chancellor Benoit-Antoine Bacon about the upcoming long weekend and campus updates going forward.

Spring Graduation: Top Medal Winners Reflect on Time at Carleton

On June 18, the Carleton Senate conferred degrees on almost 700 graduate students, including the awarding of Carleton’s top medals. You can still watch the videos and read the stories from last week’s graduation ceremonies by clicking here.

Read More about the Top Medallists →

Graduation Stories: Faculty of Public Affairs

Close to 700 graduate students graduated from Carleton last week. Many of these were from the Faculty of Public Affairs. You can check out stories about several of these outstanding students by clicking here.

Fall Orientation - Register

FGPA is hosting a virtual fall 2021 orientation for new grad students and TAs. Details will be available in a future newsletter but materials will be available by September 7. Register now by clicking here.

Student Parking Information

Students who would like to purchase a parking permit can do so beginning on Monday, July 19, through ParkAdmin. Please note that parking spaces will be available in parking lots 5, 6, 7 and 18. Lockers will not be available in Fall 2021 due to COVID-19 protocols and restricted access to Carleton’s tunnel system.

2022 Applications

We are already accepting graduate program applications for winter, summer and fall 2022. Apply Now! To view the 2022 grad student viewbooks, please click here.

Are You Struggling?

There are many health and wellness services that can assist graduate students at Carleton. Please click here for a list of resources you can access.

Fitness Activities at Carleton

Athletics is welcoming students and community members to the campus by moving fitness programs onto the Ravens Perch (formerly MNP Park). They have also moved the Fitness Centre outside. Come for a workout under the canopy on the south side of Alumni Hall. Book your workout here.

Reputation Enhancement Project – Visual Identity

The Reputation Enhancement Project, an initiative designed to better define a distinctive and compelling identity for Carleton University, and to increase the institution’s visibility, has reached an important milestone! After extensive consultation across the Carleton community and final review by the project’s Advisory Committee, Senate and the university’s Board of Governors, Carleton has a refreshed, updated logo.

View our New Logo →


A reminder that the Bookstore is now open for in-person shopping! Please enter through the side door, wear a mask, sanitize and maintain physically distancing. The Bookstore is open Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

PhD Students!

Keep an eye out for the latest opportunities for PhD students who want to write for The Conversation. These are updated on a regular basis.

Reminders for International Students

Please check out the updated information on vaccines for international students by clicking here.

We encourage you to join the ISSO to learn more about current travel requirements and have your questions about quarantine answered! For details, please visit our Events Calendar (see below).

Please note that students who graduated in June will have valid UHIP coverage until August 31, 2021. Those who wish to extend their coverage for an extra six months (till October 31, 2021) also have the option to do so. Please click here for more information.

Please check out updates on the ISSO website. If you are planning on coming to Canada for the fall or winter terms, it is important that you contact the ISSO.

COVID-19 Updates

If you are required to access campus for necessary work that cannot be done remotely, please follow the appropriate building access protocol and complete the mandatory COVID-19 Daily Campus Access and Screening Form each day before coming to campus and entering a university building.

For those coming on campus, read this latest update about the construction at the Bronson Avenue campus entrance.

To access FAQs about how Carleton is coping with the COVID-19 pandemic, click here. For questions concerning current graduate studentsclick here. To view FAQs for prospective graduate studentsclick here. International graduate students, please check out FAQs on the ISSO website.

There have been no updates to the FAQs for either graduate students or prospective grad students this past week.

A reminder to please protect yourself and the Carleton community from COVID-19 by getting vaccinated as soon as you are able. The COVID-19 vaccines have been rigorously tested during their development and then carefully reviewed by Health Canada experts. Learn more about the benefits of vaccines on this website.

Important Dates and Deadlines

Tomorrow July 1: Statutory holiday. University closed.

July 2: Late summer courses begin. Full summer courses resume.

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

July 16-18: Early summer term deferred final examinations to be held.

July 23: Last day for a full fee adjustment when withdrawing from late summer courses (financial withdrawal). AND last day for graduate students to submit their supervisor-approved thesis in examinable form to their department.

For a complete list of all official academic and financial dates and deadlines, please go to the Registrar’s websiteFor all financial matters, go to Student Accounts.