TheGraduate@Carleton – November 4, 2015


Graduate Student News

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Graduate Students Take Top Honours

Two Carleton graduate students are top of the class as they both won prestigious Vanier awards.  More

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Awards of Distinction

We’ve created a new web page to showcase graduate students who have won prestigious awards over the past five years. Check it out.  More

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Using your Graduate Degree Outside Academia

Graduate students and recent alumni! You’re invited to attend a special panel, workshop and reception that focus on pursuing a career outside academia. More

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Need Help Planning Your Future Career?

It’s never too early to start thinking about career planning. Check out our career workshops on Grad Navigate. If you are you looking for a career outside academia Watch This Video

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BIG Opportunity for Grad Students Doing “Border” Research

Are you doing some kind of research related to border studies? If so, here is an opportunity you won’t want to miss.  More

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Mentoring Award Deadline

You only have two more weeks to nominate your favourite professor for a Faculty Graduate Mentoring Award.  More

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Other Important Award Deadlines

The deadline to apply for a Tri-Council Master’s award and also an OGS is Dec. 1. Other award deadlines are posted in the “Important Dates and Deadlines” section of this newsletter.

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Don’t Forget to Apply to Graduate

The deadline to apply to graduate in February is Dec. 1. You can find the form in Carleton Central. The last day to submit the final draft of your Master’s or PhD thesis to your supervisor is also Dec. 1.


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TA Training Hours Deadline

Your “Pedagogical” training hours must be submitted by Nov. 30 for a fall-only TAship.  More  (scroll down)


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Join us for Thrive Week Nov. 16-20

Thrive is a week-long series of events focused on building positive mental health for Carleton University students, faculty and staff. Check out the intriguing schedule of events.  More


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International Experience Can Add Value to Your Degree

Learn more about how your university experience can be enhanced through study abroad, volunteer experiences, and more.  More  Details about grad student exchanges are available on the ISSO website.  More


Have You Got the “Write” Stuff?

You have until Dec. 18 to submit an entry to Carleton’s annual writing competition.  More

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What Should Carleton’s Next Master Plan Include?

A draft of Carleton’s new Master Plan is being unveiled on Nov. 11. Your feedback is welcome. More

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Help Make the Carleton Campus More Sustainable

Submissions are now being accepted for Carleton’s Green Revolving Fund.  More


Important Dates & Deadlines


You won’t want to miss these Mitacs workshops on campus:
Nov. 10 Networking Skills
Nov. 11Career Professionalism

Check out all the new professional development workshops in Grad Navigate. TAs – it can take up to two weeks before your attendance is recorded and you are credited with your paid training hours. This is because this process is manual and time-consuming.  You are strongly encouraged to track your progress independently of the TA Management System in order to ensure its accuracy. In the event of a discrepancy, you are responsible for ensuring your training is captured in Carleton Central.

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


Nov. 6 – Last day to submit Formal Examination Accommodation Forms to the Paul Menton Centre for Students with Disabilities for December examinations.

Nov. 11– Remembrance Day

Nov. 25 Winter Payment Deadline. Late charges may be applied to the student account any time after this date.

Nov. 30 “Pedagogical” training hours must be submitted by this date for a fall-only TAship

Dec. 1 Last day for receipt of applications from potential winter (February) graduates.

Dec. 1 Last day to submit the final draft of your Master’s or PhD thesis to your supervisor

Dec. 7 – Last day of fall-term classes. Last day for academic withdrawal from fall term courses. Last day to pay any remaining fall tuition fees to avoid a hold on access to marks through Carleton Central and the release of transcripts and other official documents.

Dec. 8 – No classes or examinations take place.

Dec. 9 – 21 – Final examinations in fall term courses and mid-term examinations in fall/winter courses may be held. Examinations are normally held all seven days of the week.

Dec. 15 – Fall Co-op Work Term Reports due.

Dec. 24 to Jan. 3, 2016 – University closed

Dec. 31 Deadline for TAs to apply for a “leave from duties” for the winter term

Jan. 1 – Deadline to apply to be an “out-of-priority” TA for winter 2016

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.


Mitacs offers several funding opportunities for graduate students. You can apply any time, except there are two deadline dates each year for the Mitacs Elevate program. Check out:
(a) Mitacs Accelerate (Funding starts at $15,000 for research internships with industry or non-profit partners)
(b) Mitacs Elevate ($57,500 annual grant for two-year postdoctoral fellowships with industry or non-profit partners)
(c) Mitacs Globalink Research (Travel funding for research projects with international universities)
(d) Mitacs Step (Professional development workshops facilitated by industry leaders

Nov. 4 Deadline to apply for a Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarship

Nov. 13 Deadline to apply for a Richard J. Van Loon Scholarship (outstanding intl. student from Africa)

Nov. 15 Deadline to apply for a Fulbright scholarship

Nov. 15 – Deadline to nominate a favourite professor for a Faculty Graduate Mentoring Award

Nov. 16   Deadline to apply for an Azrieli Postdoctoral Fellow Scholarship

Nov. 18 – Deadline to apply for a Commonwealth Scholarship

Nov. 27  Deadline to apply for a Frank Knox Memorial Fellowship (to study at Harvard 2016-17) Guidelines   Application

Dec. 1  Deadline to apply for a Women’s Health Scholars Award

Dec. 1 Deadline for Master’s students to apply for a Tri-Council Award

Dec. 1 – Deadline to apply for an OGS

Dec. 3 – Deadline to apply for a Gates Cambridge Scholarship

Dec. 15 – Deadline for ABD PhD students to apply for a GRIT award

Jan. 8, 2016 – Deadline to apply for a Law Foundation Fellowship

Jan. 29, 2016   Annual Autism Awards

Check application dates online: Want to be a Teaching Assistant in France? Details are here.

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


Nov. 16-20Thrive Week at Carleton

Nov. 26 – Quality Showcase at Carleton

Nov. 28 – Deadline to submit ideas to the Green Revolving Fund

Dec. 1 –  Giving Tuesday

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.


The deadlines to apply for a Leave From Duties are: Aug. 31 (fall term), Dec. 31 (winter term) and April 30 (summer term).  (access form via Carleton Central)

“Pedagogical” training hours must be submitted by Nov. 30 for a fall-only TAship, and March 30 for a full academic year TAship or a winter-only TAship.

Deadline to apply to be an “out-of-priority” TA for the fall term is Sept. 1; for the winter term, 2016 is Jan. 1, 2016.


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