TheGraduate@Carleton – February 19, 2014


Graduate Student News

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Grad Research Forum – March 3rd is Deadline to Participate

There are still a few weeks left to participate in the Grad Research Forum….and the GSA is hosting a session on Feb. 26 to help you with your submission.  More

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Preparing For Your Future Career

It’s never too early to start thinking about career planning. Grad Navigate has lots of preparatory workshops to help you.   More

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OGS Update

Students who applied for an Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) should find out in early April about their results.  More

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Carleton Grad Student Wins a Gates Cambridge Scholarship

Victoria Herrmann, a master’s international affairs student, has some tips if you too want to apply for this prestigious award. More

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Grad Alum Has Plans That Are Out of This World

A Carleton alum from the MASc program in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering is short-listed for a one-way trip to Mars.  More

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MBA Student Has Big Plans to Help African Entrepreneurs

MBA student Axel Ndayisaba wants to create a development bank to help young African farmers and entrepreneurs.   More


Grad Research – A New Menu for Polar Bears

Climate change is affecting what polars bears eat according to a Carleton grad student.  More

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Do Your Comp Exams Scare You?

Grad student Rob Hutton shares his tips on how to prepare for your written comp exams and remain sane.   More

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Nominate Your Favourite Prof for a Capital Educators’ Award

Feb. 28 is the last day you can nominate your favourite professor for a Capital Educator’s Award.  More

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Alum Says His PhD Prepared Him For His Rigorous Career

In our continuing series, Political Science alum, Raj Venugopal, shares how faculty encouraged him to finish his PhD. He has some career advice for current students.  More




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.

March 26 – Carleton Central opens at 8:30 a.m. for REGISTRATION for Carleton University degree students (graduate and undergraduate).

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



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 1 – Application Deadline for Teaching Assistant Program in France 

March 7 – Deadliune to apply for an Organization of American States (OAS) Fellowship

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

March 24 – Deadline to apply for the Ontario Graduate Policy Research Challenge

Ongoing – Mitacs Globalink Research Award

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


Feb. 20 –  Guest Speaker on Opportunities to Study and Research in Europe

Feb. 23 – March 1 – Participate in MacOdrum Library’s Freedom to Read Week Celebrations

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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