TheGraduate@Carleton – May 1, 2013


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Summer Tuition Fee Payment Deadline is May 3rd

Your summer term tuition fee payments are due by 11:59 p.m. on May 3.  More


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Summer Offerings

What campus services are open/closed or have new hours for the summer months? Are there new activities that you can participate in? We have the inside scoop.  More

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Choosing Special Topics Courses

FGPA has created a website where you can view upcoming special topics courses. More



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Rehab Robot

Two PhD engineering students are part of a research team developing pioneering technology that helps patients learn to walk again.  WATCH THE VIDEO

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Food For Thought

Political Science grad student Chantal Clement envisions a sustainable food system in her Three Minute Thesis presentation.  More

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Outstanding TAs Honoured

Meet the winners of the 2013 Outstanding Teaching Assistant Awards.  More


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Storyteller Competition Video

Watch PhD student Johnny (El-) Alam’s video for the SSHRC Storyteller Awards.  WATCH VIDEO


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Women & Innovation

Grad student Nelly Pouragheli has co-authored a new report on women and innovation in Canada.  More

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Reminder – O-Train Closed for 18 Weeks

The O-Train is shut down for 18 weeks – re-opening on Sept. 3. More



Web CT is Retiring – What You Need to Know

If you still have personal information that you want to retrieve from WebCT, read on.  More

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Grad Research

Grad student Mark Walker is making his mark. He has just had a paper accepted by Princeton U’s prestigious Graduate Journal of Public and International Affairs. More


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Ottawa Writer’s Festival Continues

The Ottawa Writer’s Festival is in full swing and Carleton students can attend the remaining events for free by showing their Carleton student card. More

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Off to Africa

Ten graduate students will go to Africa this year as part of the Centre for Media and Transitional Societies internship program.  More




May 3 – Deadline for summer tuition fee payment or assignment of funding to ensure payment is processed to your account without incurring a late charge. Late Registration charges take effect at 11:59 p.m on May 3rd.

May 6 – Full summer and early summer courses begin.

May 13 – Last day for registration and course changes to early summer courses.

May 17 – Graduate students who have not yet deposited two final copies of their thesis in the Office of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs by 4:30 p.m.must register for the summer.

May 17 – Last day for registration and course changes for full summer courses.

May 20 – University closed.

May 31 – Last date for a full fee adjustment when withdrawing from early summer courses (financial withdrawal)

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



May 13 – Interview Skills workshop

May 22– Accessing the Hidden Job market Part 1

May 29 –
Accessing the Hidden Job Market Part 2



June 10Deadline to apply for new SSHRC Impact Awards competition

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.


May 1  –
Earth Sciences public talk

May 1-3  Canadian Association of African Studies Conference (at Carleton)

May 2-3 – 10th Annual OCIB Symposium – Bridging the Gap

May 3-5Canadian Association for Latin American and Caribbean Studies 2013 Congress

May 3-5 Interface 2013 – Creative and Critical Approaches to the Digital Humanities

June 1-2 – Capital Vélo Fest


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