TheGraduate@Carleton – December 17, 2014


Graduate Student News

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Reflections on the End of Term

Kathy Armstrong, a graduate student in Music and Culture,  has some thoughts about her first term at Carleton.  More


Holiday Closures & Events

Here are campus closures and some activities you might want to check out over the holidays.  More

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New Grad Students, TAs & Instructors – Register Now for Orientation

New Grad Students & TAs are encouraged to register for Winter Orientation on Jan 9.  More  ISSO has organized an additional Orientation for all international students on Jan. 4.  More  New PhD instructors, will want to register by Jan. 4 for their Jan. 8 Orientation.  More

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Scholarship Refunds for Winter 2015

Find out when and how to pick up your scholarship refund cheque for the winter term. More

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Storyteller Challenge Training

The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) has launched its annual Storyteller Challenge. SSHRC will be awarding 25 prizes valued at $3,000 each. We are providing training on Jan. 14th  to anyone who wants to enter.  More

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Information for New TAs

Will you be a new teaching Assistant as of January?  If so, here are several things you need to know.  More

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Want to be a TA for Winter Term?

All full-time graduate students who have NOT been awarded a Teaching Assistantship can now express interest in becoming a TA. Check out this page to see if you are eligible. More

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Why Participate in the 3 Minute Thesis Competition?

The Three Minute Thesis returns to Carleton on March 3, 2015. Watch Alexandra Zemskova explain why she participated in the 3MT.   Watch Video To find out more, please come to our Information session on Thursday, Jan. 15. More

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Performing History – Grad Research

Australian historian Greg Dening once remarked that if history is a performance then historians are the performers. Last winter, 19 graduate students in Public History put Denning’s theory to the test.  More

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International Students & Writing Assistance

Are you an international student wanting feedback on your academic writing?  More

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Grad Student Says Only Bold Action Will End Food Insecurity in the North

Read an opinion piece in the Globe and Mail by Joshua Gladstone, a Public Policy PhD candidate. He reflects on disturbing reports of food insecurity in Canada’s North.  More


Important Dates & Deadlines


Jan. 12  Training for TAs on the TA Management System

Jan. 14  Sign up now for Storyteller Challenge training session

Jan. 15  Attend the Three Minute Thesis Information Session

Jan. 17 EDC’s “TA Training Day” event

Jan. 19  Last day to register for EDC’s new “First-Year Seminar Institute” program

Jan. 23  Deadline for upper year PhD students to register for  EDC’s Preparing to Teach certificate.

All of our professional development training opportunities on the Grad Navigate website are now finished for the fall term. We have already started to add new workshops for the winter term. For example, our next media training session is booked for Jan. 29.

Over the holidays, you can access online training through Please note that these training modules do not count towards paid training hours for TAs.



Now until Dec. 21  Final exams in fall term courses and mid-term exams in fall/winter courses may be held. Exams are normally held all seven days of the week

Dec. 25-Jan. 2 University closed for the holidays. (FGPA will also be closed on Dec. 24)

Jan. 1  Deadline to apply for an “Outside Priority” TAship for Winter, 2015

Jan. 4  New international grad student orientation

Jan. 4  Deadline for new instructors to register for their orientation

Jan. 5  Winter-term classes begin. Late Charges now apply.

Jan. 9  Winter orientation for all new Graduate Students and TAs

Jan. 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 by this date must register and will not be eligible to graduate this winter (Feb.).

Jan. 16   Last day for registration for winter term courses.

Jan. 31  Last day for a fee adjustment when withdrawing from winter term courses or the winter portion of two-term courses. Withdrawals after this date will create no financial change to winter term fees (financial withdrawal).

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


Any time  Apply for a Mitacs Globalink Research Award

Jan. 9  Deadline to apply for a Graduate Student Open Access Award

Jan. 30  Deadline for submissions to the SSHRC Storyteller Challenge.

Feb. 2 Deadline to apply for a Mackenzie King Travelling/Open Scholarship

Feb. 2 –Deadline to apply to the Fulbright Arctic Initiative program

March 3 Carleton Three Minute Thesis Competition

March 6 Deadline for nominations for Outstanding TA Awards

March 6 Application deadline for the Henry Mandelbaum Graduate Fellowship (Master’s)

March 6 Application deadline for the Henry Mandelbaum Graduate Fellowship (Doctoral)

April 22, 2015 Application Deadline for the RBC Scholarship in Water Research

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



Dec. 19  Deadline to submit abstracts to the 10th annual Communication Graduate Caucus Conference

Jan. 5 Deadline to submit papers for Flux and Flow conference (hosted by the  Art History Grad Students’ Society)

Jan. 16 Deadline for submissions to the 21st annual Underhill Graduate Student Colloquium.

Feb. 28  Deadline to submit articles to Render – the CU Grad Journal of Art & Culture

For information about other Carleton events, go to the university events calendar.  





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