TheGraduate@Carleton – December 4, 2013


Graduate Student News

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Orientation – Save the Date

New Grad Students and TAs – Save the Date!  Your Winter Orientation session will be held on Friday, Jan. 17. Details will be available soon on our website.

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Winter Orientation for New International Students

On Sunday, Jan. 5, the International Student Services Office is hosting an Orientation session for all NEW international students.  More

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Final Call – Get Your Grit On

Dec. 15 is the last day to apply for a GRIT Award.  These awards give PhD students up to $5000 for innovative research.  More

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Feeling Stressed Out?

It’s the time of year when many students feel overwhelmed. There are several campus resources that might help you.  More

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Training for SSHRC’s Storyteller Competition – TODAY

If you are planning on participating in SSHRC’s 2013 Storyteller Competition, increase your chances of winning by attending today’s special training session.  More

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Social Media & You

In University Affairs, FGPA’s Leah DeVellis explains why grad students need social media. More (scroll down on the blog)

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Lots of New Features on the Carleton Mobile App

You can now upload the newest version of the Carleton Mobile App (version 2.0).  More

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A Musical Journey – Grad Research

PhD student Madelaine Morrison explains what early Canadian music can tell us about Canadian culture.  Watch Video

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Teacher-Child Relationships – Grad Research

A grad student, PhD alumna and professor take a different look at teacher-child relationships.   More


Want to Enhance Your Teaching Skills?

The Educational Development Centre (EDC) has two programs that will help you prepare to be an educator.  More

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Official Opening of the Newly-Renovated Library

You’re invited to the official opening of the newly-expanded and renovated MacOdrum Library on Dec. 5.  More

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Finding Careers Outside Academe – Joshua Kilberg

In our continuing series, find out what tips NPSIA alumnus Joshua Kilberg has for current grad students on finding employment outside the academy.   More

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International Opportunities

A Carleton grad student talks about international opportunities available through AIESEC.   More

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Residence Fellow Applications Now Available

Interested in becoming a Residence Fellow for the 2014-2015 academic year? The deadline to apply is Jan. 7.  More

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Health Plan Opt-Out Cheques

Refund cheques for those students who opted-out of the Health and/or Dental plans are available for pickup at the GSA offices on the 6th floor of the University Centre. They must be claimed before April 30, 2014.


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Deadline to Apply – Open Access Grad Award

The deadline to apply for a Graduate Student Open Access Award is Dec. 9.  More




Dec. 9 – Last day of fall-term classes. The last day to withdraw, with no academic penalty, from Fall term courses. If you intend to withdraw from your Fall term course, ensure that you log on to Carleton Central and web drop by this date. Last day for handing in term work and the last day that can be specified by a course instructor as a due date for term work for fall term courses.

Dec. 9 – 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. 10 – No classes or examinations take place.

Dec. 11 – 22 – Final examinations in fall term courses and mid-term examinations in fall/winter courses may be held. Examinations are normally held all 7 days of the week.

Dec. 25 to Jan. 1 –University closed

Dec. 31 – Final Payment Deadline. Click here for important payment information. Late charges may be applied to the student account any time after this date.

Jan. 6  – Winter-term classes begin. Late Charges now apply.

Jan. 7Deadline to apply to be a Residence Fellow

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



Now until Dec. 29 – O-Train Weekend partial suspension

Feb. 28/14 – Deadline for article submissions to Render- The Carleton Graduate Journal of Art and Culture


Dec. 13 Deadline to complete Workplace Harassment and Violence Prevention Training

Dec. 16 Media Training Workshop

Grad Navigate offers grad students a number of  professional development training opportunities. Here are postings so far for 2014. Please note that registration may not yet be available for some of these sessions.

Research & Writing (NVivo Training)
Feb. 27:  Intro to NVivo FULL   
Mar. 4:  Intro to NVivo  
Mar. 5: 
Using NVivo for Literature Reviews
Mar. 12:  Advanced NVivo

(Citation Management Training)
Sessions are being offered by the Library on the following dates:
Jan. 20        Jan. 28        Feb. 12        Feb. 25        Mar. 3        Mar. 20

Professional Skills

Jan. 12   Deadline to apply for the Certificate in Blended Online Learning
Jan. 15
   Deadline to apply for the Certificate in University Teaching
Jan. 20
 Deadline to apply for the Preparing to Teach Certificate 
Jan. 30:  Overcoming Procrastination
Feb. 5-6: 
Foundations of Project Management 1 (Mitacs)
Feb. 10: 
Discovering the Entrepreneur Within (Mitacs)

Jan. 21:  Balancing Life, School and Work

Career Planning (These are all specific training sessions for graduate students)
Resumé Writing:      Jan. 15        Feb. 5        Mar. 12
Skills Identification:   
Mar. 6

Networking Strategies:   Jan. 22       Mar. 26
Career Exploration Outside Academia:  Jan. 23

Interview Skills:  Feb. 26

Graduate Career CertificateFeb. 20



Dec. 9 – Deadline to apply for a Graduate Open Access Award

Dec. 15 – Deadline to apply for a GRIT award

Dec. 16  – Deadline to apply for the Kanta Marwah Research Grant

Dec. 20 – Deadline for Papers:  Access/Restriction: 2nd Annual Grad Student Conference

Jan. 6, 2014Deadline to apply for an Ontario Womens Health Scholars award. Send application to

Jan. 15 Deadline to apply to the SSHRC Storyteller competition

Jan. 15Deadline to apply for the PhD Fellowship in Gender Equality Measurement

Jan. 24Deadline to apply for a CIHR Synapse Award

Feb. 1 – Deadline to apply for a Mackenzie King Scholarship

Note: For information about other awards, go to our awards and funding website.



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