TheGraduate@Carleton – February 5, 2014


Graduate Student News

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Meet Your 2013 Faculty Graduate Mentors

Meet 10 Carleton professors who go above and beyond for their grad students and, this year, won Faculty Graduate Mentoring Awards.  More

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Grad Students Celebrate FPA Research Month

Check out the interesting research being done by grad students and postdoc fellows in The Faculty of Public Affairs.   More

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How to Promote Your Research

FGPA has a number of suggestions and workshops that will help you learn how to promote your research online.  More

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How to Write Opinion Pieces

Register now for a session on how to write for newspapers and online publications.  More

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Winter Orientation – Through a Camera Lens

New grad students and TAs had an opportunity to network and meet with key staff from various service groups at our Winter Orientation.  View Photos

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Important Safety Training for Grad Students

Do you know what to do in case of an emergency, accident or harrassment and workplace violence? How about procedures on supervising people in labs?  Check out these Environmental Health and Safety training options.  More

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Employment Outside Academia – One Alum’s Story

PhD alum Ken Medd worked full-time while pursuing his Carleton PhD part-time. Read about his career path and tips for current grad students  in our continuing series on Post-PhD professionals.    More

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Hands-On History

The History Department has a new video that describes its hands-on approach for students through course projects, co-ops, practicums and student internships, digital history and social media.  Watch Video


Grad Student Wanted for Board of Governors

The deadline to apply for a grad student seat on the Board of Governors is Wed. Feb. 19 at 4 p.m.  More

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Can Flowers Predict Climate Change?

PhD Student Zoe Panchen is looking at how plants are responding to climate change, particularly Arctic plants.   More


NEADS Needs Grad Students

The National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS) is conducting an important online survey examining the experiences of, and barriers faced by, graduate students with disabilities. More


Have You Performed Outstanding Volunteer Work?

The Board of Governors is looking for nominations for its Award for Outstanding Community Achievement. Nomination deadline is March 18.  More


Research Matters

Join the provincial Research Matters team in a virtual research scavenger hunt.  More




Feb. 14 – April examination schedule available online.

Feb. 14-22 – Fall-term deferred examinations will be held

Feb. 17-21 – Winter Break. Classes are suspended.


March 1 –Last day for UHIP refund applications for International Students who will be graduating this academic year

March 7 – Last day to submit, to the Paul Menton Centre for Students with Disabilities, Formal Examination Accommodation Forms for April examinations.

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



Feb. 7 – Deadline to apply for a CBIE India scholarship

Feb. 14 – Deadline to apply for CIHR Rising Star award

Feb. 28 –  Nominations close for Capital Educators’ Awards

Feb. 28 – Deadline for article submissions to Render- The Carleton Graduate Journal of Art and Culture

March 18
 – Deadline for nominations for the Board of Governors Outstanding Community Achievement Award

Ongoing – Mitacs Globalink Research Award

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


Feb. 6 $15 Tickets Available for Tafekmusik Orchestra. First Come. First Served

Feb. 7 – 4th Annual SPPA David Wink Conference for PhD Students

Feb. 10-13 Sexual Assault Awareness Week

Feb. 10 Deadline to register for talk by Alex Munter “Policy, politics and public will: making progress to protect child health”

Feb. 11 – Net Night (connect with industry)

Feb. 24 – March 24 FPA Research Month

March 5 – New Grad and Alumni Career Fair

March 6-8 – Underhill Graduate Student Colloquium

March 13-14 – SPPA 60th Anniversary Celebrations

March 22-23 – WISE National Conference



Check our Grad Navigate website for the winter term, 2014 professional development training opportunities. These sessions are open to all grad students (unless otherwise specified). TAs can claim these as part of their paid training hours, providing the session is during the term in which you are a TA. This site is regularly updated. Please click on the categories below to view all workshops in that area.

Research & Writing

Teaching Skills

Professional Skills


Career Planning



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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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