TheGraduate@Carleton – September 4, 2013


Graduate Student News

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Welcome – Welcome Back

Welcome all new grad students and welcome back to all returning students. Check out what’s new for this fall.  More

  ISSO students

International Student Orientation – Sept. 4

New international students will want to attend the International Student Orientation events today (Sept. 4).  More

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GSA Welcome Weeks

Welcome Weeks, sponsored by the Graduate Students’ Association, will continue until Sept. 14. Check out the full schedule on the GSA website. You can also check out GSA’s Health Plan and sign up for the Grad Bulletin (left corner button on the GSA website)More

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Introducing Grad Navigate

The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs is launching Grad Navigate, a hub of grad-specific workshops and services. More

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You Could Win $100 – Twitter Contest

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

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New Grad Student Website

Check out FGPA’s new user-friendly graduate student website.  More

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E-Thesis Reminder

Sept. 18 is the deadline date to submit your final thesis electronically in order to graduate this fall.   More

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Library Tours & Renovation Update

Find out about our Library tours and what’s happening with the Library renovations.  More


TA Day Sept. 21

TAs – The Educational Development Centre is hosting a Teaching, Training and Development (ITAd) event that will feature a series of workshops geared at teaching assistants. More


Payroll Reminder

Graduate students, who have never been paid by Carleton, you need to set up your account with Payroll before Sept. 13.   More

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PhD Alumni – What Are They Doing Now?

We are launching a new series on recent PhD alumni who are pursuing non-academic careers.  More

  Gov. General at MPNL celebration

New Philanthropy Program Celebration

The Governor General of Canada helped launch Carleton’s new one-of-a-kind Graduate program in Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership program.  More

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Solar House Unveiled

This week, a solar house, designed and built by grad and undergrad students, will be shipped to California where it will compete in the 2013 Solar Decathlon.  More

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PhD Student Lands Prestigious Internship

Amanda Murphyao is leaving for Washington DC for an internship with the Canada Institute at the Woodrow Wilson Center.  More




Sept. 5 – Fall term classes begin. Late charges apply.

Sept. 18 – Last day for registration for fall term and fall/wintercourses 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. 14  – Thanksgiving. Official holiday.

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:

Any time – Standard Mitacs-Accelerate program internships

Sept. 11Supporting and Accommodating Students with Disabilities training session  

Sept. 18Supporting and Accommodating Students with Disabilities  training session

Sept. 17 – Part-Time Job Fair


Sept. 11 – Deadline to apply for a Rhodes Scholarship

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 – Deadline to apply for an NSERC Doctoral award

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

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 a Fulbright Scholarship

Nov. 21Call for Proposals – Northern Research Fund

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.


Sept. 4– Orientation for new International Students

Sept. 7 – Fulbright Canada hosts “Challenges Facing Cdn. Universities in the 21st Century”

Until Sept. 7 Mosaika Sound and Light Show on Parliament Hill

Until Sept. 14 – Welcome Weeks (sponsored by the GSA)

Sept. 4 – Celebration for the Faculty of Public Affairs

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


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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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