TheGraduate@Carleton – May 20, 2015


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Summer Hours

Find out what’s open and when on campus this summer.  More

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Travel and Expense Reimbursement

Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows travelling on university business, or making purchases on behalf of the university, may be eligible to be reimbursed.  More

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Deadline to Apply to Live in Residence

New students wanting to live in residence this fall need to apply by June 8 to be included in the room lottery.  More

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Grad Research – Helping Athletes

Grad Student Geoffrey Clarke is helping kayakers to improve their performance.  More

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Grad Research – African Mining and Development

Two PhD students are involved in research that affects mining and development in conflict-affected countries in Africa.  More

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An Alumna Helps Commemorate a Canadian Hero

Carleton alumna Erin Gurski is helping to keep Terry Fox’s legacy alive.  More

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FGPA Welcomes Adrian Chan

The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs welcomes new Associate Dean (Programs and Awards) Adrian Chan and bids a fond farewell to the Associate Dean (Planning) Langis Roy.  More

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Three Minute Thesis – Sahil Dhawan

Watch Sahil Dhawan’s video from the Carleton 3 Minute Thesis competition. His entry about how we keep our drinking water safe won him second place.  More


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Help Build the Cities of Tomorrow

Do you have solutions on how to improve Ontario’s urban centres? Then, why not enter the Cities of Tomorrow competition?  More


Summer Design Contest

Design a new, innovative object for the Library’s Discovery Centre and you could win a prize. More


Important Dates and Deadlines


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

May 25 – The registration timetable planning tool is available for the 2015-2016 academic year.

June 5 Last day to submit to the Paul Menton Centre for Students with Disabilities, formal Examination Accommodation Forms for June examinations

June 8 Deadline for new grad students to apply to live in residence

June 8-18 – Fall/Winter and Winter term deferred final examinations will be held.

June 15 – Final Summer term payment deadline. Any balance owing on your student account will prevent access to registration for future terms. Holds will be placed on unpaid summer accounts, which will prevent access to marks and/or registration for the 2015-16 Fall/Winter course selection. Payment of fees is due by the posted deadlines.

June 16 – Last day of early summer classes (NOTE: Full summer classes resume July 2).
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 courses that end on this day.
Last day for academic withdrawal from early summer courses.

June 19-25 – 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 19 Final Summer term payment deadline. Any balance owing on your student account will prevent access to registration for future terms.

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 23 Last day for financial withdrawal from late summer courses.

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

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.



Now-Aug. 7 Reduced parking hours in Library Garage

Now-Aug. 24 Ceremonial Guard on campus

May 21 – Bicycle Tuneups and Cycling Mini Fair

May 26-29 C2U Expo (at Carleton University)

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.


May 26 Media Training (note date change as this was originally scheduled for May 25)

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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