TheGraduate@Carleton – March 19, 2014


Graduate Student News

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  Top 3MT Winners (photo: Chris Roussakis)

Winners of the Three Minute Thesis Competition

Meet the winners of the Three Minute Thesis Competition and also the inaugural public choice award winner.  More

  Katy Kartling and Amanda Cox

Winners of the Graduate Research Forum (GRF)

Congratulations to winner Amanda Cox and the two runners-up of the Grad Research Forum poster competition.  More
Watch Amanda’s Research Video

  Kevin Churchill on the court

Basketball Superstar

Imagine being part of the winningest university basketball team in CIS history. Now, imagine that while pursuing a master’s degree.  Meet Carleton’s Kevin Churchill.  More

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Awards Results

Find out when and how you will hear whether you have won an award from the Tri-Council (CIHR, NSERC. SSHRC) and/or OGS.   More

  60th icon

SPPA Celebrates 60 Years of Excellence and Impact

Change starts here for Carleton’s School of Public Policy and Administration.  More

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Writing Support

Find out how you can participate in the Graduate Students’ Association new Academic Writing Group.  More

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Special Topics

To find out what special topics courses are being offered this summer and beyond, you can visit our special FGPA web page.  More courses will be added on a monthly basis.  More

  Suzan Bsat

Grad Student Entrepreneur

Biomedical engineering student Suzan Bsat co-created an exciting new mobile app.  More

  Laurence Smith

Finding Work Outside Academe – The Series Continues

Laurence Smith tells us how his Carleton PhD helped him get a job as a Real Time Energy Trader.  More

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Preserving History – Grad Research

PhD candidate James Hayes is part of a team working on the rehabilitation of the West Block    Watch Video


You Could Win $250

One lucky respondent to Carleton’s 2014 Campus Card Survey will win $250.   More

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We Need Your Help

Carleton Library’s Maps, Data and Government Information Centre’s (MADGIC) needs your feedback. More


Important Dates & Deadlines


March 24 – Last day to pay any remaining balance on your Student Account to avoid a hold being placed on your account that will prevent access to marks through Carleton Central and the release of transcripts and other official documents.  An account balance may delay Summer 2014 course selection.

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

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.

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.

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



March 21 – Deadline to apply for a Dobbin Scholarship

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

March 24Deadline to apply for the Foreign Government awards – Korea 

March 25Deadline to apply for the Foreign Government awards – China

March 27 – Deadline to apply for L’Oréal Canada For Women in Science Research Excellence Fellowships

March 31–  Deadline to apply for a 2015 Winter Exchange program 

March 31 Early Deadline to apply for the Olympia Summer Academy 2014

April 30 Deadline to apply for An Ananta Centre Fellowship

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.


Until March 24Faculty of Public Affairs Research Month

March 20Social Work Research Day

March 20 – Connecting, Collaborating, Creating with the Hub

March 21 What Does a memory Look Like in the Brain

March 24 – Annual Dick, Ruth and Judy Bell Lecture

April 4How We Can Improve Memory



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 (workshops now complete for this term)

Professional Skills  (workshops now complete for this term)

Wellness    (workshops for complete for this term)

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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