TheGraduate@Carleton – November 5, 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

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New E-Thesis Instructions

We have launched phase two of the Electronic Thesis process. This means that all graduate students must now upload a copy of their thesis for their examination committee.  Instructions are on our website.  More

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Important Thesis Deadlines

Dec. 1 is the 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.). 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 Jan. 16 must register and will not be eligible to graduate this winter (Feb.). A reminder that you must apply to graduate this winter by Dec. 1.


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Emergency Contacts

We are currently in the process of reviewing our campus-wide crisis communications plan. Right now, here is a list of where you can get information in times of emergency at Carleton. More



Last Chance to Nominate Your Favourite Professor

Just a reminder that the deadline to nominate your favourite professor for a Faculty Graduate Mentoring Award is Nov. 15.  More

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First Philanthropy Students to Graduate at Fall Convocation

Fall  Convocation marks the first time students will graduate with a Master of Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership. More

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Tips on How To Write Your Thesis

In our continuing series, PhD engineering student Rozita Rashtchi offers some things to keep in mind when writing your thesis.  More


Coordinator of Graduate Professional Development

Meet Holly Gilroy, FGPA’s Coordinator of Graduate Professional Development, and find out how she wants to improve the grad student experience.  More

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This Week is Thrive Week

Find out more about this new Carleton initiative that is helping to build positive mental health on campus. And why not participate in the Just One Thing campaign?  More



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Valuing Extracurricular Activities

Find out how you can showcase your extracurricular activities for future employers.  More




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C2U Expo is Coming to Carleton

C2U Expo (Community, College, University-Exposition), showcases the best practices in community-campus partnerships worldwide. And it’s coming to Carleton. If you want to submit a proposal, you need to do so by Nov. 28.  More

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More Awards for Carleton Grad Students

Two grad students have been named as the inaugural TD Fellows in Migration and Diaspora Studies. More  Tara Brinston, who is pursuing a Master of Philanthropy and NonProfit Leadership, is the recipient of the Canadian Red Cross NB Young Humanitarian Award.  More  And PhD Neuroscience student Chris Rudyk has won a 2014-2015 Toth Family Fellowship award of $15,000 to help assist in his research in the laboratory of Dr. Shawn Hayley.


Important Dates & Deadlines


Nov. 6  Annual SLaLS Grad Student Symposium

Nov. 7 Thriving at Carleton: Why Personality Matters (a Thrive Week talk by Prof. Emeritus Brian Little)

Nov. 13 How to Get (and Keep) a Job With an Economics Degree

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.  


Note that Carleton Scholar is hosting a workshop entitled “How to Publish a Book” on Nov. 11. Register by clicking here.

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

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. 5 Deadline to apply for a Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarship

Nov. 14 Deadline to apply for the GSA International Student Award

Nov. 14 Deadline to apply for the GSA Full-time Student Academic Excellence Award

Nov. 15 Deadline to apply for the Richard Van Loon scholarship for an outstanding international student from an African country

Nov. 15 – Deadline to apply for a Fulbright award

Nov. 15  Deadline to nominate your favorite faculty member for a 2014 Faculty Graduate Mentoring Award

Nov. 15 Deadline to apply for the Gordon Robertson National Inuit Scholarship

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

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 Due to unforseen circumstances, this competition was closed early.

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

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.


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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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