TheGraduate@Carleton – February 15, 2012


Graduate Student News

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From Carleton to Harvard

PhD electronics student Yanina Shevchenko is spending a year researching at a leading Harvard lab renowned for its work on tissue engineering.   MORE



From Harvard to Carleton

Listen to Jennifer McKee explain why she chose to pursue her MA in public administration at Carleton.  VIDEO


Grad Students to Benefit From New NSERC Funding

Grad students will benefit from new funding for fibre optics research in Professor Jacques Albert’s photonics lab.   MORE


An “Awarding” Experience

PhD physics student Ali Elsayed discusses how the Vanier scholarship allowed him to pursue his dream.   MORE


Tech Support for Grad Students

In our ongoing series on services to graduate students, we profile Carleton’s Computing and Communication Services (CCS).   MORE


Tri-Council Funding

The Tri-Council funding agencies recently changed a policy that has implications for the funding of some graduate students.   MORE


Making a Difference

Journalism Grad Student Marc Ellison is fundraising to help former female child soldiers in northern Uganda.   MORE


Names Instead of Numbers

Watch grad students talk about their research in conjunction with a travelling exhibit about prisoners of the Dachau concentration camp.   MORE


Cultural Confusion

NPSIA student Dana Batho looks at cultural implications in language learning.   MORE


Outstanding Scholars

Alex Wong and Eli MacLaren, Carleton Postdoctoral Fellows and Banting Scholars, add prestige to Carleton.   MORE


TA Talk

Meet TA Vlogger Daniela Holmes.   MORE


I-Grad Mentor Program

The International Student Services Office is looking for grad students who would like to mentor new international grad students.   MORE




March 1 – Deadline to apply online through Carleton Central for Spring (June) 2012 graduation.

March 1 – Last day for UHIP refund applications for International students who will complete their studies in April and in turn be eligible to graduate.

April 5 – Last day for academic withdrawal from Fall/Winter and Winter term courses.

April 5 – Last day of Fall/Winter and Winter term classes.

April 5 – Winter term ends. Any balance owing on your student account will prevent access to marks through Carleton Central, release of transcripts and official documents, and re-registration. An account balance may delay Summer 2012 course selection.

For information about other important dates concerning your academic year, please view this page from the Graduate Calendar and/or the Business Office.


Now- April 2012Tunnel Entrance Closure

Now-March 9Names Instead of Numbers Exhibition

Feb. 15Science Cafés – Full Schedule

Feb. 17Run for Carleton’s Board of Governors

Feb. 17Funded Research Opportunities in Europe

Feb. 20 – Stat Holiday. Carleton closed

Feb. 20-24Reading Week

Feb. 29Live Conversation with Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi

March 1-2Underhill Graduate Student Colloquium

March 2-3Global Gaze Graduate Student symposium

March 6Call for Papers for Ubiquitous Learning Conference


March 7Deadline to apply for the Foreign Government Awards – Korea

March 7Deadline to apply for the OAS Fellowship Program

March 15Deadline to apply for the Foreign Government Awards – France

March 15Deadline to apply for the Foreign Government Awards – Russia

March 15Deadline to apply for the 2012 Kappa Kappa Gamma Foundation of Canada Scholarship

March 16Deadline for applications to Sheldon Chumir Foundation Internship in Ethics in Leadership

March 30Deadline to apply for “Advancing a National Dialogue Awards”


Feb. 16Researching Careers (part two)

Feb. 23Graduate Career Certificate

March 2Career Certificate for Graduate Students

March 6Getting Security Clearance Workshop

March 9Grad Student Resumé Workshop


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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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