TheGraduate@Carleton – April 15, 2015


Graduate Student News

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Outstanding Teaching Assistants

The Educational Development Centre (EDC) has announced the recipients of the 2014-15 Outstanding TA awards. Find out who won.   More

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“Out of Priority” Teaching Assistantships

The deadline to apply to become an “out of priority” TA for the spring/summer session is May 1.  More

  Kathryn Boschmann

SSHRC Storyteller Award Winner

Graduate Student Kathryn Boschmann  won a National Storyteller Award from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).  More

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NSERC Success Story

Biology grad student Taylor Ward was a runner-up in the Science Action competition organized by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).  More


EDC News

The EDC is hosting “Teaching and Learning in Community” on April 29. You’re invited. More  As well, the EDC is hosting an Orientation for contract instructors on April 23. More


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cuLearn Enhancements

On May 2, cuLearn will be upgraded. Find out what this means for you.  More

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Grad Research: Detecting Radon, Saving Lives

A Carleton team is developing a sensor that can be used to detect radon in people’s homes.   More

  Jean-Daniel Medjo

3MT Finalist – Networking Drones

Jean-Daniel Medjo, a top 10 finalist in the Carleton Three Minute Thesis competition, explains why we need to improve how drones communicate.   Watch Video

  Melanie Buset in France

Grad Student Blog – the Value of Conferences & Publishing

Grad Student Melanie Buset recently attended the IEEE VR Workshop on Perceptual and Cognitive Issues in France where she delivered a talk called “Can Living in Virtual Environments Alter Reality?”  She muses on her experience.  More

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Tips on Writing Your Thesis

In our continuing series, PhD engineering student Rozita Rashtchi offers some tips to keep in mind when writing your science/engineering thesis.   Watch Video

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New Parking Service

Have you ever been in class and realized you need more time on your parking meter?  Parking Services has a new initiative that might interest you.   More


Important Dates and Deadlines


Now – April 23  Final examinations in winter term and fall/winter courses may be held. Examinations are normally held all 7 days of the week. Information such as changes in scheduling can be found on this page.

April 17 Last day to add activities to the Co-curricular Record.

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.

May 22 Last day for a full fee adjustment when withdrawing from early and full summer courses (financial withdrawal).

June 23  Registration begins for fall classes. Please check your time ticket.

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

May 15 Deadline to apply for the Bridge Education Abroad Institute’s summer programs in Ireland and Costa Rica

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.



April 22  Volunteer to help Clean Up the Campus

April 25 & May 7 Gardening workshops sponsored by the GSA

April 19  Deadline to apply to attend EDC’s Contract Instructor Orientation

April 29 EDC’s Teaching and Learning in Community

May 1  Deadline to sign up for GSA softball

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.


April 27  Media Training

May 25 Media Training

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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