TheGraduate@Carleton – March 15, 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


The Co-op Advantage

In advance of Co-op Week, two grad students explain how their co-op experience helped give them a competitive advantage. MORE


Joining Forces

Eleven Joint Institutes between Carleton and the University of Ottawa create a win-win situation for students and faculty. MORE


Life in Leeds

Grad students explain why they prefer to live in residence. MORE


Study Abroad

Grad students talk about their impending trips to India and Africa as part of the new MA in Women’s and Gender Studies. VIDEO




From Moscow to Carleton

PhD student Anatoly Belov came to Carleton to work in “the best lab of its kind in the world.”   MORE


Library Renovations

The Library has closed the 5th floor Graduate Student Study Room due to renovations. MORE


Campus Card Contest

Think you can come up with the winning design for Carleton’s Campus Card?  MORE


Faculty of Engineering and Design Decanal Review

The Provost has this message about the formation of a Faculty of Engineering and Design Decanal Review Committee.   MORE


Teaching Evaluations – Important Update

Carleton University launched a pilot to do online teaching evaluations. If you are a student in one of the participating classes, you will shortly be invited to fill in the online evaluation form. MORE



What Makes a Grad Student Unique?

The benchmarking committee on grad student services is interested in your response to this question.  MORE




March 30 – Deadline to complete the 5 hours of paid TA training is midnight, Friday, March 30.

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.

April 6 – Statutory holiday. University closed.

April 9 & 10 – No classes take place.

April 11 – 24 (including Saturdays) – Final examinations in winter term and fall/winter courses will be held. Examinations are normally held in the day and evening during the Monday to Saturday period. In exceptional circumstances it may be necessary to schedule an examination on a Sunday.

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



March 15Workshop for senior PhD students who want to learn more about Postdoctoral Fellowships in Canada

March 1613th Annual Graduate Student Conference hosted by the Institute of Political Economy

March 20Carleton Community Celebration

March 22Research In Motion and Carleton invite you to join them in celebrating a partnership to create the RIM Teaching and Collaborative Research Centre at Carleton.

March 29A public presentation by Åke Blomqvist, Health Policy Scholar at the C.D. Howe Institute entitled: Better Value for Money in Healthcare: European Lessons for Canada



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

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

March 15Extended deadline to apply for the Foreign Government Awards – Korea

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 19Deadline for applications for the Terry Cottam Research Bursary

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

April 23 –Deadline to apply for the Canada-Chile Leadership Exchange Scholarship

April 23
Deadline for the Canadian Commonwealth Scholarships Program

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

April 30 –
Call for Applications: DFAIT Cadieux-Léger Fellowship



Campus2Career Events for Grad Students

All graduate students are invited to participate in Campus2Career events during the month of March. If you’re graduating this year, there are several events to help you get ready for the world of work. There are full-day and half-day workshops to suit your schedule. Detailed information is available here. Some specific dates of interest are posted below:

March 20Net Night (You must register by March 16)

March 28Career Interview Skills



The Library is offered the following workshops on Citation Management. Please register by e-mailing:

More information is available on the Citation Management page.

• Wed. March 21 16:30 – 17:30 Room 235, Library

• Fri. March 30 09:00 – 10:00 Room 235, Library



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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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