TheGraduate@Carleton – June 4, 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

  Little figure sitting on a degree

Convocation Congratulations

Spring Convocation is June 10-13. Congratulations to the 2014 graduating class.  More

  Kingston twins

No You’re Not Seeing Things

If you are attending the morning Convocation ceremony on Wed. June 11, you might think you are seeing double. Find out why.  More

  Sprott logo

Carleton’s Versatile MBA

Two recent MBA graduates show how graduating with the same degree can lead to very different outcomes.  More

  Robin MacEwan

Great Grad Storyteller

Social Work’s Robin MacEwan is among the Top Five winners of SSHRC’s Storyteller Challenge.  More

  image of a Quill and notepaper

Writing Your Thesis?

PhD student Shaun Stevenson recommends three student blogs that you might find helpful when writing your dissertation.  More

  Canada's Food Guide

Digesting Canada’s Food Guide

Several Carleton graduate students presented papers at the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, held recently at Brock University. Meet one who is focusing her research on Canada’s Food Guide.  Watch Video

  temple in Israel

Off to Israel

As part of their coursework, 19 Carleton students recently went to Israel. Here is what two graduate students had to say about their experiences.  More

  6 groups of people standing on different platforms

Working in the Non-Academic World

Since last Fall, we have shared stories of 18 PhD alumni who are employed in non-academic positions.  They have all shared their personal stories and offered tips to current students who are looking for work. Here is the full series.   More

  Street sign saying "jobs"

ISSO Job Opportunities

The International Student Services’ Office has some job opportunities (paid and volunteer) available to current graduate students. More

  Three exploding coloured lights

Fulbright Award Opportunities

Fulbright Canada is now accepting award applications for this fall. The competition closes November 15.  More


Important Dates & Deadlines


June 12 Journée d’étude: Les Amériques et l’ailleurs, embrayeurs de l’imaginaire

Summer MonthsO-Train Service Changes



June 9  Application Deadline to new Mitacs and Sorbonne Universities research grant

June 10 International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences – Call for Papers Deadline

June 13 Mitacs’ new Globalink Research Award application deadline

June 14 Application Deadline – Global Business Challenge

June 30 Australia’s Endeavour Awards application deadline

July 22 Application deadline for the Commonwealth Scholarship & Fellowship Plan – New Zealand

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

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



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


June 6 –Last day to submit to the Paul Menton Centre for Students with Disabilities, formal Examination Accommodation Forms for June exams

June 9-19–Fall/Winter and Winter term deferred final examinations will be held

June 17 –Last day of early summer classes (NOTE: full summer classes resume July 3).  Last day for academic withdrawal from early summer courses.

June 19 –Final Summer term payment deadline. Any balance owing on your student account will prevent access to registration for future terms.

June 20-26 Early summer examinations may be held.

June 24 Carleton Central opens at 8:30 a.m. for registration for all graduate students (see Timeticket schedule).

July 1 – Statutory holiday. University closed. Holds will be placed on unpaid summer accounts, which will prevent access to marks and/or registration for the 2014-15 Fall/Winter course selection.

July 3 Late summer courses begin and Full summer courses resume. Late Registration charges take effect at 12:00 a.m. (midnight) for students registering only in Late Summer courses (July-August courses)

July 10 Last day for registration and course changes for late summer courses.

July 23 Last day for a full fee adjustment when withdrawing from late Summer courses (financial withdrawal)

July 25 Last day to submit to the Paul Menton Centre, for Students with Disabilities, formal examination accommodation forms for August examinations.

Aug. 1 Last day for graduate students to submit to their thesis supervisor an examination copy of their Master’s or PhD thesis for Fall graduation.

Aug. 4 Civic 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.


View past issues of TheGraduate@Carleton


Contact Us / Feedback

Send us an email, feedback is always welcome

FGPA Website

For regular news, visit our homepage



View upcoming events at Carleton University

Carleton University  

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.

Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs Carleton University