TheGraduate@Carleton – November 19, 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

  Zachery Patteron

Congratulations Graduates & Medal Winners

Congratulations to the 473 new grad alumni who graduated on Nov. 15.  A special shoutout to all of our grad medallists. More  And special congratulations to Neuroscience PhD student Zachery Patterson who won the prestigious Governor General’s Gold Medal. More

  Daniel Tubb

First Anthropology PhDs Graduate From Carleton

Daniel Tubb is one of the first students to graduate from Carleton with a PhD in Anthropology. More

  Tan Ngo

Grad Student Overcame Obstacles to Graduate From Carleton

Carleton student Tan Ngo completed his MA in Religion and Public Life while battling cancer.  More

  Michael Carr

Grad Student’s Determination is Key to his Degree

Social Work Professor Sarah Todd says new alumnus Michael Carr just astounds her.  Find out why.  More

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Important Reminder re. TA Training Hours

Teaching Assistants! Your pedagogical (voluntary) training must be completed and uploaded in the TA Management System and reflected on your Training Transcript by Dec. 1.  More

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How to Promote Your Research

Ever wondered how to promote your research? We have some suggestions.  More


Teaching Preparation Certificate

Upper-year PhDs! Register now for  the Educational Development Centre’s next Preparing To Teach certificate.  More

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E-Thesis Reminder

All graduate students now have to upload the examination copy, as well as the final copy, of their thesis.  More

  Rozita Rashtchi

More Dissertation Tips

In the final part of our series, Engineering PhD student Rozita Rashtchi explains how to use figures and tables in a science and engineering thesis.  Watch Video


Important Dates & Deadlines


Jan. 23  Deadline for upper year PhD students to register for  EDC’s Preparing to Teach certificate.

Check out our professional development training opportunities on the Grad Navigate website. New workshops are being added on a regular basis. Click on the following five bullets for current training opportunities. TAs can count these sessions towards their training hours.


Nov. 25 Final Payment Deadline. Click here for important payment information. Late charges may be applied to the student account any time after this date.

Dec. 1 Last day for receipt of applications from potential winter (February) graduates.

Dec. 1 Last day to upload the EXAMINATION copy of your Master’s or PhD thesis for your thesis defence in order to graduate this winter (Feb.).

Dec. 8 Last day of fall term classes

Dec. 8  Last day for academic withdrawal from fall term courses

Dec. 8 Last day to pay any remaining fall tuition fees to avoid a hold on access to marks through Carleton Central and the release of transcripts and other official documents

Dec. 9 No classes or exams take place

Dec. 10-21  Final exams in fall term courses and mid-term exams in fall/winter courses may be held. Exams are normally held all seven days of the week.

Dec. 25-Jan. 2 University closed for the holidays.

Jan. 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 by this date must register and will not be eligible to graduate this winter (Feb.).

Jan. 16   Last day for registration for winter term courses.

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


Any time  Apply for a Mitacs Globalink Research Award

Nov. 19 – Deadline to apply for a Commonwealth Scholarship

Nov. 24 Deadline to apply for opportunities for Fulbright alumni

Nov. 28  Deadline to submit a proposal to C2U Expo (now extended to Dec. 12)

Dec. 1 Deadline to complete the application for a Tri-Council (NSERC, SSHRC, CIHR) 2015-16 Master’s award

Dec. 1 – Deadline to hand in applications to depts. for a 2015-16 Ontario Graduate Scholarship

Dec. 1  Deadline to apply for a Women’s Health Scholars Award

Dec. 1 Deadline to apply for a Mitacs Research Award – Inria

Dec. 3 Deadline to apply for a Gates Cambridge award

Dec. 15  Final deadline for PhD students to apply for a Graduate Research and Innovative Thinking (GRIT) award

Jan. 9  Deadline to apply for a Graduate Student Open Access Award

Feb. 1  Deadline to apply for a Mackenzie King Travelling/Open Scholarship

Feb. 2 –Deadline to apply to the Fulbright Arctic Initiative program

March 6 Deadline for nominations for Outstanding TA Awards

April 22, 2015 Application Deadline for the RBC Scholarship in Water Research

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



Nov. 21 PhD Speaker Series presents Jodi Dean

Nov. 27  Sprott PhD in Management Information Session

Feb. 28  Deadline to submit articles to Render – the CU Grad Journal of Art & Culture

For information about other Carleton events, go to the university events calendar.  




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