TheGraduate@Carleton – May 15, 2013


Graduate Student News

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Graduating and Making a Difference

Brittany Fritsch, who graduates on June 12th with an MA in Public Policy, is a cofounder of the organization JustChange. More


  Depression: Girl scrunched in corner

Battling Depression

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research has awarded PhD student Robyn McQuaid a $70,000 scholarship to pursue her research on depression. More

  Ali Etemad

Grad Student Research

As a master’s student, Ali Etemad was so taken with research opportunities in the field of Human-Computer Interaction that he chose to stay at Carleton for his PhD.  More

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3MT Finalist – Sophie Lamothe

As a top ten finalist in Carleton’s 2013 Three Minute Thesis competition, Architecture student Sophie Lamothe spoke about the proposal for the Asinabka National Indigenous Centre.  Watch Video

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Want to Live in Residence?

The deadline to apply to live in residence this fall is June 10 if you want your name included in the Room Lottery. More


Terrorism Research

Five grad students are being funded by the Kanishka Research Affiliate Program to pursue studies on several different aspects of terrorism. More

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Redesigning the University Events Calendar

Have your say about how the University Events Calendar ( should be redesigned.  More

  Mike Powell

Grad Student a “Macro Investor”

The Globe and Mail recently featured Sprott grad student Mike Powell, calling him a “macro investor”.   More

  Red Explosion at Outdoor Chemistry Magic Show

Chemistry Magic – An Illuminating Experience

Graduate and undergrad students helped faculty deliver a dynamic, blazing Chemistry Magic Show for the public as you can see from the photos.  More

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Media Training Workshop

Graduate students are invited to attend University Communication’s next Media Training Workshop on May 21.  More

  Sarah Petz

Fundraising for a Research Trip

Sarah Petz, a master’s journalism student, is using crowdfunding to raise money for a research trip to Uganda.  More

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Operation Identification

The Department of University Safety offers tips on how to protect your valuables.  More




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. Statutory holiday.

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

June 7 – Last day to withdraw from full summer courses with a full fee adjustment.

June 7 – Last day to submit to the Paul Menton Centre for Students with Disabilities, formal Examination Accommodation Forms for June examinations

June 10-20 – Fall/Winter and Winter term deferred final examinations will be held (may include evenings and Saturday)

July 5 Carleton Central opens for registration for new and returning graduate students (including graduate exchange students and joint programs) (see Timeticket schedule for your registration start time).

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


May 21 –
Media Training Workshop
May 22–
Accessing the Hidden Job market Part 1
Mary 23TAs who are also instructors – Accessible Learning Workshop
May 29 – Accessing the Hidden Job Market Part 2
June 17 –  TAs who are also instructors – Accessible Learning Workshop



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.



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

May 21 – Announcement re. CU’s Plan for a Sustainable Future (RSVP by May 17)

 June 1Capital Vélo Fest


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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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