TheGraduate@Carleton – February 4, 2015


Graduate Student News

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Training – Three Minute Thesis Competition

We are offering two training sessions for grad students interested in participating in the 2015 Three Minute Thesis competition.  More  Find out why the top two 2014 winners participated last year.  Watch Video

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Tips on Surviving Grad School

Two Carleton graduate students share how they cope with stress while pursuing their degrees.  Watch Video  Feel free to email us at with your best coping strategies.

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Dissertation Tips – Maximizing Electronic Research Tools

English PhD candidate Shaun Stevenson continues his suggestions that will help you with your thesis process. Today, in part three of our series, he focuses on optimizing MacOdrum Library’s electronic research tools.  Watch Video


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Mental Health Campaign

The Graduate Students’ Association (GSA) is helping to launch a graduate student-specific mental health campaign, Not in the Syllabus, and they want your feedback. More

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Update for Students Covered by UHIP

Students who are covered by UHIP but leaving the country for the summer may be eligible for a partial refund.  More

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Travel & Expense Reimbursement Info Session

Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows travelling on university business or making purchases on behalf of the university may be eligible to be reimbursed. Find out details about the information session on this subject.  TAs, this will count towards your paid training hours. More


Grad Research: Do Children Lie?

Carleton doctoral candidate Corrie Vendetti has some fascinating results from her dissertation research on children lying.  More


Grad Students Promote Their Research

  1. Research by graduate students and an alumnus in Earth Sciences was recently featured in the official publication of the Canadian Society of Exploration Geophysicists.  More
  2. A  PhD candidate in Biology was featured in the popular fishing magazine Wired2FishMore
  3. Several Geography students gave a talk at an Arctic Circle meeting.  More
  4. PhD student Joshua Gladstone is the cover story for the Faculty of Public Affairs’ new publication FPA VoicesMore
  5. PhD student Sheena Kennedy Dalseg gave a presentation at the Arctic Change 2014 Conference  More
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Capital Educators’ Awards

You have until Feb. 27 to nominate your favorite professor for a Capital Educators’ Award.  More


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Emergency Notification System

Have you signed up yet for Carleton’s Emergency Notification System?  More


Important Dates & Deadlines


Check out our winter term professional development training opportunities on the Grad Navigate website. New workshops are being added on a regular basis (most recently two new media training workshops.) Click on the following five bullets for current training opportunities. TAs can count these sessions towards their training hours.

You can always access online training through Please note that these training modules do not count towards paid training hours for TAs.



Feb. 13 April examination schedule available online.

Feb. 13-21
Fall-term deferred examinations will be held

Feb. 16
Statutory holiday, University closed.

Feb. 16-20
Winter Break. Classes are suspended.

March 1  Last day for UHIP refund applications for International Students who will be graduating this academic year.

March 1 – Last day for receipt of applications from potential spring (June) graduates. Application must be made via Carleton Central.

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

Feb. 6 – Registration closes to apply for the IC-Impacts Optics 2015 Summer Institute

Feb. 6 Deadline for Submissions to Student Northern Research Symposium

Feb. 12 – Deadline to register for the Three Minute Thesis competition

Feb. 23 Deadline to apply in a scholarship program offered in Brazil by IBS Americas and UNIP (a private university)

Feb. 25 Deadline to apply for a Newton International Fellowship (for Postdoctoral Fellows)

Feb. 27 Deadline to nominate a professor for a Capital Educators’ Award

March 6 Deadline for nominations for Outstanding TA Awards

March 6 Application deadline for the Henry Mandelbaum Graduate Fellowship (Master’s)

March 6 Application deadline for the Henry Mandelbaum Graduate Fellowship (Doctoral)

March 10 Deadline to apply for the Dan David Scholarship

March 12  Deadline to apply for OPIRG-Carleton’s Terry Cottam Research Bursary and International Student Bursary

March 19 Deadline for submissions for the Board of Governors Award for Outstanding Community Achievement

March 31 Deadline to apply for a Keith Boocock Doctoral Scholarship

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



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

Feb. 4   Earth Sciences presents “Geosciences for a Habitable Earth”

Feb. 5 & 6 Two public lectures – part of the Production of Literature hosted by the Department of English Language and Literature

Feb. 7-8  O-Train Service changes

Feb. 8 Deadline to submit abstracts to the Ottawa-Region Conference on Latin America and the Caribbean

Feb. 24  Deadline to submit papers to the Sociology & Anthropology Student Caucus Conference

Feb. 24-March 24 FPA Research Month

Feb. 28  Deadline to submit articles to Render – the CU Grad Journal of Art & Culture

March 3 Carleton Three Minute Thesis Competition

March 6 Ottawa-Carleton Northern Student Research Symposium

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


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