TheGraduate@Carleton – November 7, 2012


Graduate Student News

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Benchmarking Results Are In

The results of the Benchmarking Committee on Graduate Student Services are now available.  More


Coordinator of Grad Services and Pro. Development

Meet Leah DeVellis, Carleton’s first Coordinator of Graduate Services and Professional Development.  More


FGPA Announces New GRIT Award

FGPA has created a new award for Carleton PhD students at the ABD stage to  help fund costs related to presentation of their scholarly research at a top national or international conference.  More

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First Political Management Grads

The first cohort will be graduating on Nov. 10 with a Master of Political Management.  Meet some members of the graduating class. More

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GRAD TALK – Barriers to Thesis Completion

This edition of GRAD TALK asks you what barriers got in the way of your thesis topic and how you overcame them.  More

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The Changing Face of Religion and Public Life

Meet Lauren Barkley, one of the first people to graduate from the Religion and Public Life master’s program.  More


A “Shocking” Thesis Topic

Varsha Chaugai hopes her research on the factors that affect the treatment of irregular heartbeats could help save lives.  More

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Safe Walk/Foot Patrol

As part of our series on services for grad students, we focus on the Safe Walk and Foot Patrol programs.  More


Exchange Opportunities for Grad Students

Want to broaden your horizons while studying in another country? A graduate student exchange may be just what you’re looking for.  More


GSA Update

Find out about some of the Graduate Students’ Associations latest initiatiives for grad students.  More


New Philanthropy Program in the News

Carleton’s new Master of  Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership program was featured in the news recently.  More


Apply Now for the CURIE Fund

The Library invites you to apply for the CU Research Impact Endeavour Fund (CURIE).  More




Nov. 18 – Part-time OSAP application deadline for students registered in the Fall term only

Dec. 1 – Last day for receipt of applications for potential Winter (Feb.) graduates

Dec. 3 – Fall term ends. Last day to pay any remaining Fall tuition fees to avoid a hold on access to marks through Carleton Central and the release of transcripts and other official documents

Dec. 3 –Last day for academic withdrawal from Fall term courses. See September 30 for Fall financial deadline

Dec. 6 to 19 – Fall term exams (including Saturdays)

Dec. 30 – Deadline for Winter term fee payment to ensure payment is processed to your account without incurring a late charge

Jan. 2 – Late charges now apply

Jan. 7 – Winter term classes begin



Nov. 7 – Lab Safety Training  

Nov. 8 – Mitacs workshop on Team Building Excellence

Nov. 9 – Mitacs workshop on Effective Networking

Nov. 14– Accessing the Hidden Job Market Part One

Nov. 16 –  Career Certificate (for Grad and Undergrad students)

Nov. 20 –  Health & Safety Training for Instructors

Nov. 21 –  Accessing the Hidden Job Market Part Two

Nov. 21 – Media Training Workshop

Nov. 28Creating Your Research Portfolio (PREP Seminar)

Nov. 29 –  Student Mental Health Framework (for TAs)

Dec. 3 – Resumé Writing for Graduate Students



Nov. 7 – A.D. Dunton Award presentation & musical performance by the recipient (Dave Carroll)

Nov. 8 – Public Talk on Thomas Hardy as a correspondent

Nov. 15– Munro Beattie Lecture features Irish poet Paul Muldoon

Nov. 18 – Deadline – Comparative Perspectives on International Development – Call for Papers

Nov. 26 – Public lecture by Jan Wong “Out of the Blue: Speaking about workplace depression, the media and mental health”

Dec. 3 –  Joint Open Access Publishing Award

Jan. 15 – Deadline for proposals for Annual Underhill Graduate Student Colloquium



Nov. 9Deadline to apply for a Canada Graduate Scholarship (Master’s) – SSHRC

Nov. 15Deadline to apply for a Fulbright award

Nov. 15 – Deadline to apply for the Richard Van Loon Scholarship

Dec. 4Deadline to apply for a Gates Cambridge Scholarship

Dec. 7 – Deadline to apply for a CIHR master’s award

Note: For information about other awards, go to FGPA’s awards and funding website.


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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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