TheGraduate@Carleton – November 20, 2013


Graduate Student News

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Newsletter Update

The full issue of TheGraduate@Carleton newsletter is now being sent to your email.  More

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Tips on Award Submissions

PhD student Aliasgar Morbi,who won a prestigious $50,000 award for his GaitEnable robot, has some tips to consider when applying for an award.  More     Watch Video



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Does Your PhD Research Have GRIT?

Apply for the GRIT Award and receive up to $5000. The deadline to apply is Dec. 15.  More



Got a Great Story to Tell?

The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council has launched its 2013 Storyteller Competition. You have until Jan. 15, 2014 to submit an entry about your SSHRC-funded project. Cash prize of $3,000. More

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Amsterdam Adventure

Imagine going to Amsterdam as part of your degree!  Grad student Ottilie Grisdale is doing just that.  More

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Looking for Work Outside Academe?

In our continuing series, PhD alumnus Qi Liu tells his story and shares some tips on how to find jobs outside academia.  More

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Humanities Stories in the Digital Age

Prof. Brian Greenspan and several grad students show how Carleton’s Hyperlab uses emerging technologies to benefit Canadians.  Watch Video


Need Help With Disability-Related Issues?

The Paul Menton Centre has all kinds of services for students with disabilities.  More

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Hiding in Plain Sight – Grad Research

PhD alum Richard Webster explains how animals and insects use camouflage to hide from their prey.  Richard was a finalist in Carleton’s 3MT competition.   More    Watch Video


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Engaging Research

FGPA’s Langis Roy and his grad students were honoured at a recent NSERC celebration. Find out why.  More




Dec. 1 – Last day to submit six examination copies of your master’s or PhD thesis to your thesis supervisor in order to graduate at winter (February) graduation.

Dec. 1– December 1 is the deadline to apply for February graduation. If you will be finishing your degree requirements by December, be sure to go to Carleton Central and complete the online application to graduate.

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.

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

Several professional development and skills training opportunities are available for you on our  Grad Navigate website. These sessions are open to all grad students. TAs can claim these as part of their paid training hours, providing the session is during the term in which you are a TA.

Professional Skills
Nov. 20-Writing Op Eds for newspapers
Nov. 20 – Overcoming procrastination
Nov. 21 The essentials of productive teams
Nov. 29  Media Training

Career Planning
Nov. 27-Interview skills for grad students
Nov. 29-Career certificate for grad students

Teaching Skills
Nov. 26-Accessible learning



Nov. 21Call for Proposals – Northern Research Fund

Dec. 2 at 8 p.m. – Deadline for Master’s applications for Tri-Council awards (NSERC, SSHRC,  CIHR)

Dec. 2Deadline to apply for an Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS)

Dec. 3 – Deadline to apply for a Gates Cambridge Scholarship

Dec. 15 – Deadline to apply for a GRIT award

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

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


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