TheGraduate@Carleton – March 5, 2014


Graduate Student News

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You Won’t Want to Miss This Year’s 3MT-GRF (March 6)

It’s exciting and fun! Come watch Carleton grad students compete for prizes as they present their research at the 2014 Three Minute Thesis – Grad Research Forum tomorrow (Thursday, March 6).  More

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Grad Students Got GRIT

Eight graduate students won GRIT awards from the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs.  Find out how they will use their award money.  More

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Carleton MBA in Bogotá

Carleton just launched the first Canadian MBA in Columbia.  More

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TA Training Hours – Deadline

The deadline for teaching assistants to complete their paid training hours is March 26.  Check out training options in Grad Navigate.  More

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PhD History Alum Shares Her Career Story

History PhD alumna Jessica Haynes shares her own career journey and offers tips to grad students looking for work outside academica.  More

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Video on Finding Non-Academic Jobs

Looking for a career outside academia?  Yvonne Collins from Co-op and Career Services  has some tips for you.   Watch Video


Seals, Sea Lions and Walruses – Oh My!

Grad alum makes major scientific discovery about the evolution of seals, sea lions and walruses.  More


Opportunity to Vote for SPPA Students for the Blueprint 2020 Competition

Voting is now underway for the Public Choice Award for the Blueprint 2020 Competition. Three groups of students from the School of Public Policy and Administration have made the list.  More

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Making Music and Much More

Carleton’s Music programs take a musical perspective on the world.  Watch VideoWatch Grad Program Video

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Volunteering with the ISSO

The International Student Services Office has several volunteer opportunities available, including mentorship positions.  More




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

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

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



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

March 7 – Deadline for Submissions to Zelikovitz Centre for Jewish Studies Graduate Student Colloquium

March 10Deadline to apply for the Adrian D.C. Chan award

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

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

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 5 – New Grad and Alumni Career Fair

March 5 – Assistive Devices and Machine Vision (FED Talk)

March 6-8 – Underhill Graduate Student Colloquium

March 6 – How the Brain Learns Language

March 7-9 – Cheer on the Carleton Ravens as the team competes in the CIS Final 8 Championship

March 7Deadline to apply to the ISSO to be an International Student Mentor

March 7 Different Memories, Different Brain Regions

March 13-14 – SPPA 60th Anniversary Celebrations

March 14Brain Cells and the Basics of Memory Formation

March 20 – Connecting, Collaborating, Creating with the Hub

March 21 What Does a memory Look Like in the Brain

March 22-23 – WISE National Conference

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


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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