TheGraduate@Carleton – August 30, 2012


Graduate Student News

Welcome to the latest issue of TheGraduate@Carleton e-newsletter for graduate students. Please feel free to send us your feedback at


Welcome/Welcome Back

A warm welcome to all our grad students – new and current. MORE


Orientation Update

New grad students and TAs – You won’t want to miss your Orientation on Tuesday, Sept. 4. PDFs and current grad students are welcome at the social events. MORE


Calling All New International Grad Students

The International Student Services Office is hosting a special Grad Student Orientation on Wednesday Sept. 5 just for you. MORE


Grad Talk – Where to go in Ottawa

Our new feature lets you dish on best places to hang out in Ottawa. MORE


GSA Hosts Welcome Weeks Orientation & Other Services

We profile the Graduate Students’ Office in our ongoing series on services for grad students. MORE


How Does Your Brain Work?

PhD Student Francis Jeanson ponders this question for his PhD dissertation. MORE


Academic Accommodations

TAs, if you get questions about accommodations in the classroom, here are some guidelines to help you. MORE


Important Payroll Information

Are you a new graduate student receiving funding as a TA, RA, Scholarship, or Contract Instructor? Then, please read this.  MORE


Apply for Funding Now

Info sessions to find out details about applying for Ontario Graduate Scholarships (OGS) are now available.  MORE


Rhodes Scholarship – Application Deadline

The deadline date to apply for a prestigious Rhodes Scholarship is Sept. 17.  MORE




Sept. 21Accessing the Hidden Job Market Part 1

Sept. 27TA Paid Training Opportunity – Student Mental Health Framework Training Level 1

Sept. 28Accessing the Hidden Job Market Part 2

Oct. 1Career Networking Preparation Workshop for Grad Students



Sept. 1-14GSA Welcome Weeks

Sept. 4 Orientation for new graduate students and TAs

Sept. 4Nobel Laureate Peter Grünberg to speak at Carleton

Sept. 5 Orientation for new international grad students

Sept. 5Save the Date:  Faculty of Public Affairs special event

Sept. 12Launch of the Metropolis Graduate Student Presentation Series



Sept. 4Application deadline for the CIFAR Junior Academy Fellowships program

Sept. 10Ontario Graduate Scholarships (OGS) Info Session (how to apply)

Sept. 12Application deadline for the IDRC Research Awards

Sept. 12 Ontario Graduate Scholarships (OGS) Info Session (how to apply)

Sept. 14Ontario Graduate Scholarships (OGS) Info Session (how to apply)

Sept. 17 Deadline to apply for Rhodes Scholarship

Sept. 30Deadline to apply for NSERC awards



NowSept. 19Fall Registration:  Graduate Students (including transfers) can register effective this date for Fall 2012 and Fall/Winter 2012-13 classes. Please note that times for graduate student registration are staggered by student ID on this date. More information about registration assistance for new grad students is available here.

Aug. 31 – Final payment deadline for your entire student account for Fall 2012. Late charges may be applied to your student account any time after this date.

Sept. 1Application deadline for Fall graduation

Sept. 3 – Stat Holiday. University closed.

Sept. 4FGPA Orientation and TA Orientation for new graduate students

Sept. 5Orientation for International Graduate Students (ISSO)

Sept. 6 – Fall and Winter classes begin. Late charges now apply.

Sept. 19Last day for registration and last day to change courses or sections

Sept. 19 – Last day to deposit final copies of your thesis to FGPA in order to be eligible to graduate in Fall 2012 and not have to register for the Fall term.

Sept. 30  – Last day for a full fee adjustment when withdrawing from Fall term and Fall/Winter courses. Withdrawals after this date will create no financial change to Fall term fees (financial withdrawal)

Sept. 30  – Last day for receipt of applications for review of final grades in Summer term courses





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TheGraduate@Carleton is produced by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs for all graduate students. This newsletter includes news, grad student research stories, and important date information of interest to graduate students. It is distributed twice a month during the fall and winter terms and monthly during the summer term.

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