TheGraduate@Carleton – April 16, 2014


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Awards – OGS & Tri-Council

OGS award recipients should find out shortly by email if they have won a 2014-15 award. Once you accept your award, you need to notify the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral affairs (FGPA) within two weeks by filling in THIS FORM.

OGS recipients, please refer to THIS WEB PAGE (How OGS Works at Carleton) for information about how the OGS may impact your other awards.

PhD students who applied for a Tri-Council award have been notified by mail if they have won an award.

Results for Master’s student Tri-Council awards are posted on the portal website. Once you accept your award, you need to return the following form to FGPA, in order to initiate your payment. GET FORM

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Outstanding TAs

The recipients of this year’s EDC Outstanding TA awards share their tips on excellent TA practices.  More

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‘Big Data’ Day

Carleton is hosting a ‘Big Data’ Day on April 24. Find out more about one grad student who is researching in this area.   More

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Conferences – a Great Place to Network

Grad Student Anand Acharya shares his thoughts on the value of conferences.  More

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GSA – New Executive

Meet the new executive of your Graduate Students’ Association and find out what services the GSA provides Carleton grad students.  More

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Writing Support

Having trouble writing your thesis or other assignments?  The Graduate Students’ Association is continuing its writing support group over the summer.  More


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Meet the Storytellers – Ryan Katz-Rosene

Find out more about PhD student Ryan Katz-Rosene who won a Storyteller award this year and read his tips on creating a successful award submission.  More

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3MT Finalist – Colin Capaldi

Grad Psychology student Colin Capaldi was a finalist in Carleton’s 2014 Three Minute Thesis competition. His presentation was entitled Naturally Nice: Nature Exposure Promotes Concern for Others.  Watch Video

  Jenelle Power

Using Her PhD to Get Ahead

In our continuing series on PhD alumni, Jenelle Power explains how her PhD in Psychology helped expedite her career.  More

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New Alcohol Policy

Carleton has just launched a new Alcohol Awareness Strategy that builds on its programs to promote responsible drinking among students.   More


Important Dates & Deadlines


April 17 – Researching Religion – New Approaches

April 24Winner of Carleton’s 3MT Competes in the Ontario Three Minute Thesis Competition

April 29– Women in Leadership event

May 2 – Geography and Environmental Studies hosts Student Research Conference


May 1Media Training

May 28 Media Training

All of our Grad Navigate website professional development training opportunities for the winter session are now complete


Until April 26 – Final examinations in winter term and fall/winter courses may be held. Examinations are normally held all 7 days of the week. Please note that examinations will not be held on April 18-20

April 18 – Statutory holiday, University closed.

April 30 – Any balance owing on your student account will prevent access to marks through Carleton Central, release of transcripts and official documents, re-registration

May 2 – Deadline for fee payment or assignment of funding to ensure payment is processed to your account without incurring a late charge. Payment of fees is due by the posted deadlines.

May 5 – Full Summer and Early Summer Courses Begin

May 9 – Late registration charges take effect at 12:00 a.m. (midnight)

May 12 – Last Day for Registration and Course Changes for Early Summer Courses

May 16 – Last day for registration and course changes for Full Summer courses.

May 16 – Students who have not deposited (via automated upload) the final copy of their thesis to the office of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs must register for summer term and will not be eligible to graduate in Spring 2014.

May 19 – Statutory holiday, University closed. No CUOL course broadcast.

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



April 30 Deadline to apply for An Ananta Centre Fellowship

May 16  Deadline to apply for Irstea PhD contracts 2014     

August 31 Deadline to apply for a PhD Internship with the Bank of Canada

Ongoing – Mitacs Globalink Research Award

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


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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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