TheGraduate@Carleton – August 21, 2013


Graduate Student News

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  Three students at the Orientation BBQ

Orientation for New Grad Students and New TAs

New grad students and TAs – the full schedule is now available for our Fall Orientation on Sept. 3.  New TAs must attend their relevant Orientation session. Current grad students are welcome to attend the social events.  More

  3 international students sitting in the ISSO office

ISSO’s Orientation for International Students

New international grad students, check out the details about orientation activities, the airport welcome program and a mentoring program just for you.  More

  GSA logo

GSA Health Plan & Welcome Weeks

Find out about Carleton’s Graduate Students’ Association health, dental and accident plan, as well as their Welcome Weeks celebration.  More

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New Aboriginal Centre and Orientation Events

The new Aboriginal Centre is due to open this fall. Plus, there are some exciting Orientation events you might want to attend.  More


Payroll Information for New Students

Graduate students, who have never been paid by Carleton, you need to set up your account with Payroll before Sept. 13.  More


Cheque Refunds from Student Accounts – New Service

If you would like to be notified whenever a refund cheque is being sent to you from Student Accounts, you can now do so.   More

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All grad students must now provide an electronic copy (rather than hard copy) of their final thesis. Details on how to upload your thesis are available on the FGPA website.  More

  Joanne Bree & Pat Moore

“Carleton Now” Story on the E-Thesis

The new e-thesis process eliminates paper, frees space and saves time.  More


  Behzad Yadegari

Saving Lives Through Sensors

Grad student Behzad Yadegari’s sensor research could help save lives.  More


New Fulbright Scholars

Carleton grad student Amanda Pappin and NPSIA alumnus Philip Martin have won prestigious Fulbright Scholarships.  More

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Special Topics Courses 2013-14

Special Topics courses for fall and winter classes 2013-14 are available on the FGPA website.  More

  Students working in MacOdrum Library

Accessing Library Services

Logging in to access Library services is now a lot  easier – both on and off campus.  More

  Students avidly listen to an instructor

Preparing to Teach Certificate

PhD Candidates – The Preparing to Teach certificate program is now accepting participants for the fall session. Find out more about the program and eligibility criteria.  More

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Media Training – Aug. 22

There are still a few places available for tomorrow’s Media Training Workshop offered by the Department of University Communications.  More

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Volunteer Opportunity in Science and Engineering

Check out volunteer opportunites for graduate students in science and engineering.   More




Aug. 31 – Payment Deadline for Fall/Winter courses. Click here for important payment information. Late charges may be applied to the student account any time after this date.

Sept. 1 – Deadline to apply for fall graduation.

Sept. 4 – Late charges now apply

Sept. 5 – Fall term classes begin

Sept. 18 – Last day for registration for Fall term courses which include late charges. Last day to change courses or sections for Fall term courses.

Sept. 18 – Deadline to submit final copy of your thesis via electronic upload.

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

Oct. 14  – Thanksgiving. Official holiday.

For a complete list of all official academic and financial dates and deadlines, please go to the Registrar’s website.


Any time – Standard Mitacs-Accelerate program internships.   

Sept. 17 – Part-Time Job Fair

Oct. 5 & . Nov. 2R.A.D. safety training. Register now.


Sept. 19 Deadline to apply for a Mitacs-Accelerate PhD Fellowship.  

Nov. 1 Deadline to apply for a German Studies Research Grant.

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


Now until Sept. 2 – O-Train closed. Re-opens Sept. 3.

Aug. 22 – Special General Meeting of the Carleton Food Collective  (commonly known as G-Spot)

Aug. 29-Sept. 1 – ISSO Airport Pick-Up and Welcome service begins for new international students.

Sept. 3 –  Orientation for new students and new TAs

Sept. 4– Orientation for new International Students

Sept. 4 – Celebration for the Faculty of Public Affairs

 Sept. 19-22Throwback (the return of homecoming)


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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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