TheGraduate@Carleton – April 1, 2015


Graduate Student News

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April Exam Update

Here is an important change regarding your April exams.   More

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Interested in Being an “Out Of Priority” TA?

Details for students interested in becoming an “out of priority”  teaching assistant for the spring/summer session are now posted online.  More

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Awards Notification – Final Reminder

This is your final reminder about when and how you will find out  whether you have won an award from the Tri-Council (CIHR, NSERC. SSHRC) and/or OGS.    More

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Grad Student Has Many Interests Including Wireless Technology and “Elephants”

Find out about Mackenzie Cook’s research and why he is seen here with an elephant.  More

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Entrepreneurship Carleton-style

Carleton’s Technology and Innovation Management Master’s program is helping people start or grow their own businesses.  More

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Annual Data Day – Today

Carleton is celebrating its second annual Data Day today – April 1. Why not join in the celebration?   More

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FGPA’s Greg Aulenback Wins Prestigious Award

On April 10, Carleton’s Greg Aulenback will be presented with the Future Leader Award from the National Association of Graduate Admissions Professionals. More

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Special Topics

To find out what special topics courses are being offered this summer and beyond, you can visit our special FGPA web page.  More courses will be added on a regular basis.  More


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Watch Videos From Two Finalists in Carleton’s 3MT Competition

Daniella Niyonkuru talks about building software that we entrust our lives to while Jessica Speir asks: Can feedback from your smart chair improve your posture? Both were Top 10 Three Minute Thesis finalistsDaniella’s video     Jessica’s video

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Dissertation Series – Editing Strategies

PhD candidate Shaun Stevenson has some great ideas that will help you edit and revise your dissertation.  More


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Presenting at Congress?

Are you presenting your research at the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences (May 30-June 5) which is being held in Ottawa this year?  If so, the Department of University Communications wants to hear from you.  More


Important Dates and Deadlines


April 3 Statutory holiday, University closed.

April 8  Last day of fall/winter and winter-term classes.

April 8 – Last day for academic withdrawal from fall/winter and winter-term courses.

April 8 Last day for handing in term work and the last day that can be specified by a course instructor as a due date for term work for fall/winter and winter-term courses.

April 9-10  No classes or exams take place

April 11-23  Final examinations in winter term and fall/winter courses may be held. Examinations are normally held all 7 days of the week.

May 4 Full summer and early summer courses begin.

May 11 Last day for registration and course changes for early summer courses. Deadline for fee payment or assignment of funding to ensure payment is processed to your account without incurring a late charge. Payment of fees is due by the posted deadlines.

May 15 – Deadline to submit final copy of your thesis in order to graduate this spring (June)

May 15 Last day for registration and course changes for full summer courses.

May 18 Statutory holiday, University closed.

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

April 3  Deadline to apply for the GSA Honour Award

April 8 Deadline to apply for SSHRCS’s Annual Impact awards

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

June 1 Deadline to Enter the Cities of Tomorrow Competition

June 12  – Deadline to submit paper to the 15th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Business

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



The Graduate Students’ Association is hosting a series of gardening workshops. More

Now – April 19  PhD-inspired exhibit on display in Carleton Art Gallery

April 16 Conference on Latin America & the Caribbean

May 1    Second Annual Student Research Conference – Geography & Environmental Studies

For information about other Carleton events, go to the university events calendar.  For information about events targeted at or promoting graduate student research, go to Grad Research Link.


All winter-terms professional development workshops in Grad Navigate are now completed.  You can still access online training through Please note that these training modules do not count towards paid training hours for TAs.


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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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