TheGraduate@Carleton – June 17, 2015


Graduate Student News

Welcome to the latest issue of TheGraduate@Carleton e-newsletter for graduate students. Please feel free to send us your feedback at

  Paul Keen

Future of the PhD in the Humanities

FGPA Associate Dean Paul Keen shares his thoughts about the future of the PhD in the Humanities, further to a recent conference he attended on this subject.  More

  Rebecca Bromwich

First PhD in Legal Studies

Not only is Rebecca Bromwich the first person to graduate with a PhD in Legal Studies from Carleton but she has also won a Senate Medal for Outstanding Achievement.  More

  Maaike Helmus

Outstanding Graduate

When Maaike Helmus graduated last week, she was awarded the University Medal for Outstanding Work at the Doctoral level. As part of her research, she created the first-of-a-kind tool that will help reduce the number of prison inmates placed in segregation. More

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Date Reminders

Registration for all graduate students opens on June 23. Aug. 1 is the last day for grad students to submit an examination copy of their thesis to their supervisor in order to graduate this fall. Finally, a reminder that TheGraduate@Carleton newsletter will only be published once in July (July 22). August newsletters will be distributed on Aug. 19 and the 28th.

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Important Information for Fall TAs

All Teaching Assistants who have been offered a TAship in the fall term need to read this.  More  There is a lot of other important information for TAs on this website.  More

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Grad Research: Showcasing Terrorism to Canadians

A grad student in the Master of Infrastructure Protection and International Security program has created a video to showcase critical incidents of terrorism affecting Canadians.  More

  Mohammed Abdelazez

Carleton 3MT – False Alarms in Medical Devices

For his top 10 Three Minute Thesis presentation, engineering student Mohamed Abdelazez explains his research on eradicating false alarms in medical devices.  Watch video

  five social work students

A Day in Their Shoes

A group of social work master’s students recently documented what community life was like on a daily basis for five people with dementia.  More

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Grad Mentors Still Needed

The International Student Services Office is looking for more graduate students who would be interested in mentoring new international graduate students.  More

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Lost and Found

Carleton has a new lost and found system.  More

  Adrian Chan

FGPA Associate Dean Wins Prestigious Award

Adrian Chan, an associate dean with the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs, has won the Outstanding Biomedical Engineer of the Year award by the Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Society.   More


Important Dates and Deadlines

Note:  FGPA will open its doors late on June 19 at 10 a.m.


Now-June 25 – Early summer examinations may be held. It may be necessary to schedule examinations during the day for classes held in the evening and vice versa. Examinations are normally held all seven days of the week.

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

July 1 – Statutory holiday. University closed.

July 2 Late registration charges/late charges take effect at 12:00 a.m. (midnight) for students registering only in Late Summer courses (July-August courses).  Payment of fees is due by the posted deadlines. Late summer courses begin and Full summer courses resume.

July 9 Last day for registration and course changes for late summer courses

July 23 Last day for a full fee adjustment when withdrawing from late Summer courses (financial withdrawal)

July 24 Last day to submit to the Paul Menton Centre, for Students with Disabilities, formal examination accommodation forms for August examinations.

August 1 Last day for graduate students to submit to their thesis supervisor an examination copy of their Master’s or PhD thesis for Fall graduation

August 31 – Last day for all graduate TAs to complete their Leave From Duties request for the Fall term (access form via Carleton Central)

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



Any time  Apply for a Mitacs Globalink Research Award

Aug. 3 – Deadline to apply for the Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan – New Zealand

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



Now-Aug. 7 Reduced parking hours in Library Garage

Now-Aug. 24 Ceremonial Guard on campus

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 professional development workshops in Grad Navigate will resume in September.  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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