TheGraduate@Carleton – October 2, 2013


Graduate Student News

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The Wait is Almost Over – Library Facelift

Wondering what the newly renovated Library will offer grad students?  More

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Career Tips for PhD Students

Find out what some PhD alumni suggest will help you find employment outside academe.   More

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Sleep, Eat, Exercise, Relax!

Check out all of the wellness workshops that are available to you through Grad Navigate.  More

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Diploma Program Helps Grad Students Make a Difference

Students in the Grad Diploma in Public Policy and Program Evaluation are helping the Kitigan Zibi First Nation and Unicef Burundi.     More



  Luis Barba-Flores

Studying Abroad on a Vanier Scholarship

Not only does he get to study in Brussels as part of this PhD but Luis Barba-Flores just won a Vanier scholarship worth $50,000 a year for three years. More


  Pictures of 60 years of Psychology memories

Meet Psych Alumni at 60th Celebration

Meet alumni at the Psychology Department’s 60th Anniversary, including the first person to graduate with a PhD.  More

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Two Important Deadlines You Won’t Want to Miss

The deadline to nominate your favorite professor for a Faculty Graduate Mentoring Award is Oct. 15.   More

Oct. 15 is also the deadline to apply for funding assistance from the FGPA for grad student-run conferences at Carleton.  More

  Tegan Ford

Promoting Your Thesis

Alumna Tegan Ford has some advice about how to promote your finished thesis.  More

  Hedingham Castle

The Ultimate Research “Proposal”

Find out why Hedingham Castle in England became more than just a research “proposal” for one Carleton grad student.  More




Oct. 11 – December examination schedule (fall term final and fall/winter mid-terms) available online

Oct. 14  – Thanksgiving. Official holiday.

Oct. 28-Nov. 1 –  Fall break. Classes are suspended.

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


Oct. 2-3  – Fall Career Fair

Several professional development and skills training opportunities are available for you on our new Grad Navigate website.  You will want to review the fall list as workshops are already underway. There are six different categories for you to choose from. 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.

Research and Writing
Professional Skills
Career Planning
Teaching Skills

The following workshop on Accessible Learning is offered by the Paul Menton Centre and the Educational Development Centre.

 Fall, 2o13 – Health and Safety training

 Oct. 30 – Media Training Workshop


Oct. 15 – Deadline to apply to the Recruitment of Policy Leaders program with the Government of Canada

Oct. 15 – Deadline to apply for financial support for grad student-run conferences

Oct. 15  – Deadline to nominate faculty for the Graduate Faculty Mentoring awards

Oct. 18 – Deadline to apply for a SSHRC Doctoral award

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

Nov. 5Deadline to apply for the Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarship

Nov. 15 –Deadline to apply for the Richard Van Loon Scholarship

Nov. 11– Deadline to apply for a Graduate Studentship Award from the Parkinson Society

Nov. 15 – Deadline to apply for a Fulbright Scholarship

Nov. 21Call for Proposals – Northern Research Fund

Dec. 1Deadline to apply for an Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS)

Dec. 1 – Deadline for Master’s applications for Tri-Council awards (NSERC, SSHRC,  CIHR)

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

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

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


Now until Oct. 4Carleton Safety Week

Oct. 4-6 –  Carleton’s Psychology Department 60th anniversary celebrations 


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