TheGraduate@Carleton – September 17, 2014


Graduate Student News

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GSA Referendum

The Graduate Students’ Association (GSA) is holding a referendum on September 23 and 24. For details, please visit their website.  GSA Website

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OGS Information Sessions

There are two more information sessions for students wanting to find out about the Ontario Graduate Scholarships (OGS). Please note the time change for the session coming up tomorrow (Thursday, Sept. 18). More


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Scholarship Reimbursement Instructions

Find out when and how to pick up your scholarship reimbursement cheque.  More

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FGPA – Who Does What?

The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs offers all kinds of assistance to incoming and current grad students.  Organizational Chart  More

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Grad Navigate

Check out all of our offerings on Grad Navigate – your professional development site.  More

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Winner Twitter Photo Contest

We  had some fabulous entries to our Graduate Orientation Photo Twitter Competition. Find out who won.  More

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Incoming Grad Students Aim to Solve Real-World Problems

From creating video games that help children with neurological disorders to investigating how the Canadian government transitions after an election, three new Carleton grad students explain how they want to make a difference.  More

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Reminder – Three VERY IMPORTANT Deadlines

Graduate student groups wanting financial support for conferences they are organizing need to apply for funding by October 15.   More

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

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

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Award Winners

Engineering Grad student Hasan Orion Ayyad and Postdoc Dr. Madiha Khan have been recognized for their outstanding achievements.  More

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What to do in Case of an Accident

Had an accident on campus, or off campus working on your research? Find out what to do.   More

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More Dissertation Tips

In our continuing series on dissertation tips, PhD student Rozita Rashtchi explains how to use mathematical equations in your thesis.  More


Grad Research – Cutting Heating Costs

A PhD student has found out how people in submetered homes, where residents pay by kilowatt-hour, are keeping down their energy costs.  More  Meanwhile, a master’s student is looking at more efficient water heating systems.  Watch Video

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CU On The Go

CU on the GO is a new public printing solution allowing you to print, scan and copy via 25 locations on campus.  More


Important Dates & Deadlines


New fall professional development training opportunities are now available on our 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.

International TAs, You can now register now for the International Graduate Student Learning Community (IGSLC) taking place from Oct. 6 to Dec. 1. More information is available here.

TAs, please note a full day of training is available for you on Sept. 20. Details are here.


Sept. 17 – Last day of registration for fall term and fall/winter courses. Last day to change courses or sections (including auditing) for fall/winter and fall term courses. 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.

Sept. 26-28 – Summer deferred final examinations to be held.

Sept. 30 – Last day to withdraw from Fall term and Fall/Winter courses with a full fee adjustment. Withdrawals after this date will create no financial change to Fall term fees (financial withdrawal).

Oct. 10 December examination schedule (fall term final and fall/winter mid-terms) available online.

Oct. 13 Statutory holiday, University closed.

Oct. 27-31 Fall break. Classes are suspended.

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


Sept. 18 Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) Information Session

Sept. 19 Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) Information Session

Sept. 19 Deadline to apply for a Rhodes Scholarship

Sept. 22 Final. Deadline to Submit Papers for the Korean War and Reunification Symposium

Sept. 26  Deadline to apply for a Mitacs Globalink Research Award (for projects starting in Jan/15)

Sept. 30 Deadline to apply for a PhD NSERC award

Oct. 3 Deadline to apply for the United Nations Association in Canada’s UN Professional Placement Programme

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 (Application form not yet available)

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

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. 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

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


Sept. 23 & 24 GSA Referencum

Sept. 25 Launch event of the first issue of Carleton Perspectives on Public Policy. 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. at the Hub Ottawa

Sept. 30 Deadline to apply for the Collaborative Master’s in African Studies

Oct. 3 – Deadline to opt out of the GSA’s Health, Dental and Accident Plan

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



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