TheGraduate@Carleton – April 2, 2014


Graduate Student News

Welcome to the latest issue of TheGraduate@Carleton e-newsletter for graduate students. Please feel free to send us your feedback at

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Awards Update

Master’s students can find out if they won an award from the Tri-Council (CIHR, NSERC, SSHRC) by going to the portal website. Once you accept your award, you will then have two weeks to return the following form to the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs, in order to initiate your payment. GET FORM

OGS award recipients should be notified by email about their results in mid-April. The Tri-Council agencies should inform PhD students of their results through the mail in late April.

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Great Grad Storytellers

Find out which Carleton graduate students won Storyteller Awards from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) this year.  More

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Looking for Employment?

Coop and Career Services is hosting a Grad Student Resumé and Networking Clinic on April 15.  More

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Student Services

Check out all of the service organizations that are available on campus to assist graduate students.    More

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On the Importance of Extracurricular Activities

Grad Student Drew Rouble says a university degree should be more than just an academic experience. He explains how he has benefited from working with Sock ‘n’ Buskin.  More

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Tracking Your Actitivites Through the Co-Curricular Record

Find out how you can showcase your extracurricular activities for future employers.  More

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3MT Finalist Kojo Mintah

Kojo Mintah, a master’s student in psychology, was a finalist in Carleton’s 2014 Three Minute Thesis Competition. His topic?  How Autistic Traits Can Frustrate Dating.   
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How a CU Grad Degree Led to a Job at the Canada Border Services Agency

In our continuing series, PhD Alum Pierre-Luc Drouin shares his career story and tips for grad students wanting to find employment outside academia.    More

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Student Posters Wanted for Big Data Day

Are you doing research involving big data? If so, why not participate in Carleton’s Big Data Day?  More

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Shuttle Bus Countdown

Shuttle bus service between Carleton and uOttawa will end on April 30th.  Find out why.  More


Important Dates & Deadlines


April 8 – Last day of fall/winter and winter-term classes.

April 8 – Last day for academic withdrawal from fall/winter and winter-term courses.

April 8 –  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/winter and winter-term courses.

April 9-10 – No classes or examinations take place

April 11-26 – 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 4 Deadline to nominate for the GSA Honour Award

April 4 Deadline for nominations for the Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching

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.


April 4How We Can Improve Memory

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

May 2 – Geography and Environmental Studies hosts Student Research Conference


All of our Grad Navigate website professional development training opportunities for the winter session are now complete However, Coop and Career Services is hosting a grad student resume and networking clinic on April 15.




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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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