TheGraduate@Carleton – May 6, 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

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SPPA Students Win Blueprint 2020 Competition

Congratulations to a team of grad students from the School of Public Policy and Administration (SPPA) who tied for first place in the Blueprint 2020 student paper competition.  As well, a second SPPA team won the People’s Choice Award.  More


  Ann Morneau

Meet the Winner of Carleton’s 3MT

Women’s and Gender Studies MA student Ann Morneau won the Carleton Three Minute Thesis competition.   Watch Video  Carleton Now article

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Help a New International Grad Student

The International Student Services Office (ISSO) is looking for graduate students (domestic or international) to mentor new international grad students.  More

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Writing Assistance

Need some help with your writing skills? Why not check out Carleton’s Writing Tutorial Service?  More

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Grad Research: Parkinson’s Disease

Two graduate students are trying to understand more about Parkinson’s Disease in the hopes of finding new treatments. More

  Menaka Raguparan

Grad Research: Women of Colour in the Canadian Indoor Sex Industry

A PhD Legal Studies student is hoping to shatter assumptions surrounding women of colour involved in Canada’s indoor sex industry.  More

  Martha Attridge Bufton

History Alumna Wins Labour History Prize

Martha Attridge Bufton’s MA thesis was awarded the Eugene A. Forsey Prize for graduate work on Canadian labour and working-class history. More

  Pyramid on organizing your thesis

A Great Way to Organize Your Research

In the final part of our dissertation series, we look at the Zotero reference management software. This video was prepared by PhD student Shaun Stevenson and voiced by Sarah Drumm.  Watch Video


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Reminder – Special Topics

To find out what special topics courses are being offered this summer and beyond, you can visit our special FGPA web page.  A reminder that registration for fall classes opens on June 23. More

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New Ottawa Travel & Mobility Website

The City of Ottawa has a new website where you can get real-time traffic reports, information about construction projects, as well as the ability to plan to your commute. More


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GSA’s Family Leave Grant

Do you need financial assistance to support an academic leave for parental or other family-related issues? If so, check out GSA’s Family Leave Grant.  More


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The Library Needs Your Help

MacOdrum Library is looking for grad students to participate in two focus groups.  More


Important Dates and Deadlines


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 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 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).

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

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.



Now-Aug. 7 Reduced parking hours in Library Garage

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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