TheGraduate@Carleton – September 18, 2013


Graduate Student News

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  Mentoring award winners

Fourth Annual Carleton Faculty Graduate Mentoring Awards

Nominations are now open to nominate your favourite faculty member for a 2013 Faculty Graduate Mentoring Award.  Nominations close Oct. 15.   MORE

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Do You Have a Student Blog?

We are looking for current graduate students who are blogging about their research or about topics related to their area of study.  More

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Twitter Contest – You Could Win $100

Follow FGPA on Twitter and you could win $100.  More

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Awards Deadlines

A reminder that a number of award deadlines are listed under the Important Dates section in the newsletter. For a complete list and upcoming info sessions, check out our Awards site.  More


GRIT Awards

PhD Students – The deadline to apply for a Graduate Research and Innovative Thinking (GRIT) award is Dec. 15.  More

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Financial Support for Grad Student-run Conferences

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

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Career Professional Development Opportunities

Co-op and Career Services has several new professional development offerings for grad students this fall.  More

  TA Training

TAs – Required Training and Other News

Teaching Assistants must complete specific training courses, some within the first month of employment. Check the section on “Required Training” on the Grad Student website.

There are several new opportunities for professional development this year that you can claim as part of your five paid training hours, during the term(s) in which you are a TA.  More

A reminder about the Sept. 21st TA Teaching, Training and Development event. More


Polar Bears in Jeopardy

A Carleton grad student has found that polar bears are suffering from environmental toxins.  More

  Howard Fremeth

PhD Alumni – Where Are They Now?

We continue our series on PhD alumni who are pursuing non-academic careers. Today, meet Howard Fremeth.  More

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Preparing to Teach Certificate

PhD candidates interested in a career in academia can now register for the fall session of the EDC’s Preparing to Teach program.  More

  Rodney Nelson

PhD Student Heads Up Aboriginal Enriched Support Program

PhD student Rodney Nelson is the new co-ordinator of Carleton’s Aboriginal Enriched Support Program.  More

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Carleton’s Green Revolving Fund

Submit an idea to the Green Revolving Fund by Sept. 30th and you could be eligible to win $500.  More

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Naming Ceremony – GSA’s Community Garden

Everyone is invited to the launch and naming ceremony of the Graduate Students’ Association new community garden, Kitigànensag, on Sept. 19th.  More




Sept. 18 – Last day for registration for fall term and fall/winter courses which include late charges. Last day to change courses or sections for fall term courses.

Sept. 18 – Deadline to submit final copy of your thesis via electronic upload in order to graduate this fall.

Sept. 30 – Last day for a full fee adjustment when withdrawing from fall and fall/winter courses. Withdrawals after this date will create no financial change to Fall term fees (financial withdrawal).

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.


Several professional development and skills training opportunities are available for you on our new Grad Navigate website. Learn more about workshops like project management, career planning, how to use Twitter and m. Please review as workshops start soon.

Additional opportunities include:

Sept. 18Supporting and Accommodating Students with Disabilities  training session. This session and the following workshop on Accessible Learning is offered by the Paul Menton Centre and the Educational Development Centre.

Fall, 2o13 – Health and Safety training


Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) online Info sessions. Details on our CIHR web page.
Sept. 23   11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Sept. 25   1:30-3:00 p.m.
Sept. 26   1:30-3:00 p.m.

Ontario Graduate Scholarships (OGS)
Sept. 18, 2013 at 1:00-2:30 in room 3275 Mackenzie Building (ME)
Sept. 27, 2013 at 1:30-3:30 in room 301 Azrieli Theatre


Sept. 19 Deadline to apply for a Mitacs-Accelerate PhD Fellowship 

Sept. 20 – Deadline to apply for a Vanier Scholarship (internal Carleton deadline)

Sept. 30 (noon) – Deadline to apply for an NSERC Doctoral award

Oct. 1 – Deadline to apply for a CIHR Doctoral award

Oct. 1 – Deadline to apply for a Psychosocial Doctoral Training Award from the Parkinson Society

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

Nov. 15 – Deadline to apply for a Fulbright Scholarship

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

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


Now until Sept. 26 – Overnight constructon continues on the new parking garage

Sept. 19 – Cycling and Enviro Fair

Sept. 19-22Throwback (the return of homecoming)

Sept. 19-20 – Champlain’s Place in Collective Memory

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


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