TheGraduate@Carleton – May 21, 2014


Graduate Student News

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  Matthias Neufang

New Dean for FGPA

The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs will have a new Dean effective July 1.  More

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Grad Student Researches ASL Teaching

Grad student Nina Doré is researching how to teach American Sign Language to hearing people.  More


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Tips on Thesis Writing

Need some inspiration in order to complete your thesis?  PhD candidate Eric Jardine wrote a series of blogs on his thesis-writing process.  More

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Meet the Storytellers – Annie McEwen

In her winning Storyteller Challenge submission, grad student Annie McEwen explores the effects that income levels have on child development and well-being.  More

  Elizabeth Rousseau

Carleton 3MT Finalist – Elizabeth Rousseau

Elizabeth Rousseau  explains how ‘joint attention’ can affect second language learning.  Watch Video

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PhD Alum Offers Tips on Looking for Work Outside Academia

In the final part of our series, PhD Alumnus John Wall talks about his career journey outside academia and offers tips to current students to help them with their career search.  More

  Natalie Linklater

Giving Back

PhD engineering student Natalie Linklater has been honoured with a community service award.  More

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The Scoop on 1960s Cookbooks

Grad student Marie-Anne Gagnon discusses her research on how 1960s Canadian cookbooks portray Aboriginal people.  More

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A ‘Capital’ Experience

Washington DC has been called “the Capital of the World”.  Find out what one grad student’s impressions were when she visited the city with a group of grad students from the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs and the School of Public Policy and Administration.  More

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Want to Live in Residence?

The deadline to apply to live in residence this fall is June 9th if you want your name included in the Room Lottery. More

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Birth of a New Student Policy Journal

Find out more about a new, student-run, peer-reviewed, academic policy journal being launched later this year.   More

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Summers Hours – Reminder

Many service organizations have changed their hours for the summer.  Find out what’s open and when.  More


Important Dates and Deadlines


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

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.



Summer MonthsO-Train Service Changes



May 28 Media Training

May 29 –  Interactive resumé review (open to all students)

June 4Where are the jobs? (open to all students)

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


May 23Last day for a full fee adjustment when withdrawing from early and full summer course

May 26 –Registration timetable planning tool is available for the 2014-2015 academic year

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.

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




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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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