TheGraduate@Carleton – October 15, 2014


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Unique New Indigenous Programs

After extensive consultation with the Indigenous community, Carleton is launching two new graduate programs in Indigenous Policy and Administration. More

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Happy Birthday Earth Sciences

The Earth Sciences department turned 60 this year. Find out about an upcoming celebratory event. You can also watch grad student Alex Quesnel talk about his exciting research on Arctic geology.  More


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E-Thesis Reminder

Phase two of the Electronic Thesis Deposit (EDT) process will launch on November 1, 2014. Find out what this means for you.  More



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What is a Cotutelle?

A Cotutelle offers you a unique international experience that will add significant value to your PhD degree. More  Watch PhD student Jason Crann talk about his experiences.  Watch Video

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Why Not Nominate Your Favourite Professor For a Mentoring Award?

Nominations are now open to nominate your favourite faculty member for a 2014 Faculty Graduate Mentoring Award. Nominations close November 15. More

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Think You’ve Got GRIT?

PhD Students – The deadline to apply for a Graduate Research and Innovative Thinking (GRIT) award is December 15.  More

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A Great Way to Organize Your Research

In our continuing series on the dissertation process, we look at the Zotero reference management software. This video was prepared by PhD student Shaun Stevenson and voiced by Sarah Drumm.  Watch Video

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Questions About TA Training Hours?

Confused about payment and tracking for compliance and pedagogical training hours?  We have some answers.   More

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Feeling Overwhelmed?

The From Intention to Action Program (FITA) helps students who are feeling stressed to develop better coping strategies.   More



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Safety First

Carleton provides safety training and other safety-related initiatives for graduate students.   More


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Philanthropy Rewarded

Megan MacLeod, a master of Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership student, has won an award for “ outstanding youth in philanthropy”.   More


Important Dates & Deadlines


Oct. 27-31 Fall break.

Oct. 31 Deadline to apply for the new Collaborative Master’s in Data Science

Oct. 31  Deadline to apply for the Collaborative PhD in Political Economy

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.

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

Oct. 15  Deadline for Graduate student groups wanting financial support for conferences they are organizing to apply for funding

Oct. 17 – Deadline  to hand in applications to depts. for the 2015-16 SSHRC PhD awards

Oct. 31  Deadline to Apply for a Foreign Government Award – Mexico

Nov. 5 Deadline to apply for a Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarship

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

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

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.


Oct. 15  Two Views on the Postcolonial

Oct. 16-19  Throwback

Oct. 21  Migration and Diaspora Annual Welcoming Event

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.



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.

The university is asking all employees to complete AODA training by Oct. 31. If you are paid through Payroll, you are an employee. More


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