TheGraduate@Carleton – May 7, 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

  Emilie Milroy

Grad Student Applauds HSTP Program

A member of the first class expected to graduate in Health: Science, Technology and Policy lauds the program’s emphasis on collaboration and networking.  More

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Summer Hours

Find out what’s open on campus and when during the summer months.  More

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Mitacs and You

Mitacs offers important professional development opportunities to graduate students.  More

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Special Topics – A Reminder

We are continuing to update the list of special topics courses that are being offered this summer and beyond.   More

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GSA’s Family Leave Grant

Need some time for family-related issues but strapped for funds? You might be eligible for a Family Leave Grant from the Graduate Students’ Association.  More

  Heather Auld - 3MT finalist

Carleton 3MT Finalist – Heather Auld

Carleton Three Minute Thesis finalist Heather Auld looks at mating patterns of a promiscuous fish.  Watch Video

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The Diversity of ‘Big Data’ Grad Research

What do palliative care, genomes and the NHL have in common?  They are all the subject of ‘big data’ research being done by three Carleton grad students.   Watch Video

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Meet the Storytellers – Katarina Kuruc

Katarina Kuruc’s award winning video makes a fashion statement. Read her tips about how to create a winning submission for the SSHRC Storyteller Challenge.  More

  NPSIA iAffairs staff

International Affairs Students Find Creative Way to Get Out the News

A new online hub created by NPSIA graduate students is pushing a variety of international policy topics to the forefront.  More

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Presenting at Oxford

Grad Art History student Andrew Gayed has been invited, not once, but twice, to speak at Oxford.  More

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Teaching Tips – And More

Check out the inaugural issue of Reflections, an annual magazine that features stories, tips and blogs for instructors and faculty.  More

  Franklin Oduro

Alum Talks About the Value of his Carleton PhD

In our ongoing series, PhD Alum Franklin Oduro says his PhD in Political Science helped pave the way for his career in Ghana.  More



Important Dates & Deadlines


Summer MonthsO-Train Service Changes

May 10 Deadline to register for conference “Pacific Alliance: Opportunities for Canada & Latin America”



May 28 Media Training

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


May 9 – Late registration charges take effect at 12:00 a.m. (midnight)

May 12 – Last Day for Registration and Course Changes for Early Summer Courses

May 16 – Last day for registration and course changes for Full Summer courses.

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 and will not be eligible to graduate in June.

May 19 – Statutory holiday, University closed. No CUOL course broadcast.

May 26 – The registration timetable planning tool is available for the 2014-2015 academic year.

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



May 16  Deadline to apply for Irstea PhD contracts 2014     

June 13 Mitacs’ new Globalink Research Award application deadline

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.


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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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