TheGraduate@Carleton – April 30, 2012


Graduate Student News

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Using Humour to Make a Point

PhD student Amanda Murphyao is using political cartoons to examine how southerners reacted to two northern events.   MORE


Write What You Know

Sarah Waisvisz is researching Caribbean authors who moved away from home – just like she did.  MORE


CU Entrepreneurs Wow Chancellor With Their Ideas

Meet a number of Carleton grad students who are also talented young entrepreneurs. MORE


Giving Back to the Community

Jihan Abbas finds that a participatory approach to her research has allowed her to continue her front-line advocacy work.  MORE


One-Stop Fitness Shop

In part 11 of our series on services for graduate students, we focus on Recreation and Athletics.   MORE


Rollout of New Carleton Email

The phased rollout of the new Carleton email has begun.   MORE


Vote for Your Favourite Campus Card Design

Help us choose the new Campus Card design. Vote today for your favourite!   MORE




The Delhi Exchange

Graduate student Shweta Singh explains what she is doing at Carleton as part of an exchange program from Delhi University.  MORE




May 8 −   Accessing the Hidden Job Market

May 16Interview Skills Interactive Workshop

May 29 –  Media Training Workshop

May 30Graduate Student Career Certificate

June 19Media Training Workshop



Now –Thinking about your course selections for the upcoming 2012 fall and 2013 winter terms? A listing of course offerings (without scheduled dates and times) is available in Carleton Central and the Public Class Schedule for students to view. Effective June 15, the Timetable will include detailed scheduling information and instructors.

May 1 – Carleton Central opens at 8:30 a.m. for registration for all Carleton graduate students, including graduate University of Ottawa students, graduate exchange students and graduate visiting students for summer courses.  All exchange and visiting students will be registered by FGPA.

May 4 – Deadline for fee payment or assignment of funding to ensure payment is processed to your student account without incurring a late charge.

May 7 – Full summer and early summer courses begin for all students. Late Registration charges are in effect at 12 a.m. (midnight).

May 14 – Last day for registration and course changes for early summer courses.

May 18 – Last day for registration and course changes for full summer courses. Graduate students who have not yet deposited two final copies of their thesis in the Office of the Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs must register. If you don’t deposit final copies of your thesis to FGPA by this date, you will not be eligible to graduate in Spring.

May 21 – Statutory holiday. University closed.

May 31 – Deadline for full fee adjustment when withdrawing from early summer courses (financial withdrawal).

June 8 – Last day to withdraw from full summer courses with a full fee adjustment (financial withdrawal). Last day to submit to the Paul Menton Centre for Students with Disabilities, formal Examination Accommodation Forms for June examinations.

June 11-21 – Fall/Winter and Winter term deferred final exams will be held.

June 19 – Last day of early summer classes. (Full summer classes resume July 3.) Last day for handing in term work and the last day that can be specified by a course instructor as a due date for term work for courses that end on this day. Last day for academic withdrawal from early summer courses.

June 22-27 – Final exams in early summer courses and midterm exams in full summer courses may be held.

June 30 – Final deadline for summer term fee payment.

July 1 – Holds will be placed on all unpaid student accounts, which will prevent access to marks, official documents, and/or registration for the 2012-13 Fall/Winter course selection.

July 6 – Registration for Fall Courses begins for all graduate students.



May 7Study in China seminar

Aug.6-16TRIUMF Summer Institute



April 30Deadline to apply for the ICUF Dobbin Short Term Visiting Scholarships to Ireland 2012-13

April 30Call for Applications: DFAIT Cadieux-Léger Fellowship


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