TheGraduate@Carleton – March 18, 2015


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Mentoring Award Winners

Ten exceptional Carleton professors were presented with Faculty Graduate Mentoring Awards on March 4th.  More

  3rd place - Janna Klostermann

Three Minute Thesis Video – “Cubicles For Artists”

Janna Klostermann’s third place Three Minute Thesis presentation examines how artists may be pressured to produce institutionally-sanctioned art.  Watch Video  More information about who made the finals is available on our 3MT website.  More



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Deadline for TAs to Complete Paid Training Hours

Reminder that the deadline for teaching assistants to complete their paid “pedagogical” training hours is March 26. There are still a few training options available in Grad Navigate. More

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Feeling Overwhelmed?

Stressed out?  Wondering where you can go on campus to get some help?   More

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Award Information Reminder

Find out when and how you will hear whether you have won an award from the Tri-Council (CIHR, NSERC. SSHRC) and/or OGS.    More

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Help Our Grad Students Win

Three Carleton Grad Students are in the running for NSERC’s one-minute video Science Action competition. By viewing their videos, you can help them make the finals.  More


The Quirks About Quarks

ATLAS researchers, like PhD student Thomas McCarthy, are probing our universe at the smallest, most fundamental scale. Find out why.  More

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Grad Research: The Language Code And How To “Crack” It

PhD Linguistics Student Olga Makinina explains how her research could help adult learners of English. More

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Interested in Indigenous Policy and Administration?

There’s still time to register for Carleton’s new Graduate Diploma in Indigenous Policy and Administration.  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


Deadline Extended to Participate in Data Day Poster Showcase

Find out about the amazing big data/analytics research being done by more than 80 students and faculty at Carleton at the second annual Data Day on April 1.  The deadline for poster abstract submissions from students has been extended until Monday March 23More


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GSA All Candidates Forum 2015

Come and eat free pizza and meet the candidates in the GSA elections. They will have an opportunity to speak, and you will have a chance to ask them questions. March 19 at noon in 600 UC.  More


Important Dates and Deadlines


Check out our remaining winter term professional development training opportunities on the Grad Navigate website TAs can count these sessions towards their training hours. TAs must claim their paid “pedagogical” training hours by March 26.

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



March 24  Last day to pay any remaining balance on your Student Account.  An account balance may delay Summer 2015 course selection.

March 25  Carleton Central opens at 8:30 a.m. for registration for Carleton University degree students (graduate and undergraduate).

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

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

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 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

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

March 18 NPSIA Student Association’s first annual conference

March 21-22 Women in Science & Engineering (WISE) Annual conference (in Toronto)

March 25 Abstract Deadline – Second Annual Student Research Conference – Geography & Environmental Studies

March 27 Research in the 21st Century: Challenges and Opportunities – annual Sociology/Anthropology Grad Student Conference

March 27 Director-General for Education and Culture of the European Commission will speak on Embracing the Digital Revolution

March 31 Healthy Workplace Wellness Fair

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.



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