TheGraduate@Carleton – September 16, 2015


Graduate Student News

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OGS Information Sessions

Find out everything you need to know about how to apply for an Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) at one of our upcoming OGS information sessions.  More

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Interested in a PhD?

Come to the Carleton University Graduate Recruitment Fair on Sept. 24 and find out what makes our doctoral and master’s degrees unique.  More


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Professional Development – Not Just Another Thing To Do

The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs, in conjunction with several departments, offers you a vast array of professional development opportunities through Grad Navigate.  More

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More Orientation News

Find out who won our FGPA Orientation Photo Contest. If you missed Orientation, check out the video of our General Orientation session. TAs can attend a viewing of our TA Orientation video and claim one hour as part of their paid TA training hours.  More


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GSA Update

Among other activities, the Graduate Students’ Association recently re-opened its community garden. You can also check out details about the GSA’s health plan. More

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U-Pass Opt-Out Deadline

If you want to opt out of the U-Pass, the deadline is Sept. 30.  Find out if you are eligible. More

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EDC – Helping TAs & Contract Instructors

Find out what the Educational Development Centre (EDC) can offer you.  More

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Focus Group Opportunities

The Internationalization Benchmarking Committee is looking for students to participate in two focus groups – one for international students and one for domestic students. More


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Grad Student Refugee Research

As the world turns its attention to the Syrian refugee crisis, many graduate students at Carleton continue to research various  projects that focus on refugees and migration.  More


Former PhD Student’s Research Featured in the New York Times

When does a caterpillar look like a snake?  That’s one of the things that alumnus Thomas Hossie has been researching.  More


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Mentoring Awards – Nominations Are Now Open

Why not nominate your favourite professor for a Faculty Graduate Mentoring Award? Nominations are now open.  More

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Student-Run Conferences

The deadline to apply for funding to support a grad student-run conference on campus for this academic year is Oct. 15.  More

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Join the Student Library Advisory Committee

The Library is currently recruiting students to join its Student Advisory Committee.  More

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Good Catch Safety Program

Have you ever walked around campus and thought: “Hey this could lead to an accident?”   More

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FGPA – Who’s Who?

Find out who does what in the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs.  More


Important Dates and Deadlines


Sept. 18 Last day of registration and course/section changes for fall term and fall/winter courses.

Sept. 18 – Graduate students who have not electronically submitted their final thesis copy to the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs will not be eligible to graduate in Fall 2015 and must register for the Fall 2015 term.

Sept. 25-27 Summer deferred final examinations held.

Sept. 30 Last day to withdraw from fall term and fall/winter courses with a full fee adjustment. Withdrawals after this date will create no financial change to Fall term fees (financial withdrawal). Last day for receipt of applications for appeal of final grades in summer term courses.

Oct, 2 Date you can pick up your scholarship refund cheque from Accounts Payable.

Oct. 9 – December examination schedule (fall term final and fall/winter mid-terms) available online.

Oct. 12 – Statutory holiday (Thanksgiving). University closed.

Oct. 26-30 – Fall break. Classes are suspended.

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.



If you missed TA Orientation, you can come to a screening of the session on either: September 16 10 to 11:00 a.m. OR September 23  2 to 3:30 p.m.. Both sessions are in 506 TB. You must register in Carleton Central. Seating is limited so first come-first serviced. 

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/15 term is Sept. 1; for the winter term, 2016 is Jan. 1, 2016.



Any time  Apply for a Mitacs Globalink Research Award

Sept. 18 – Deadline to apply for a Rhodes scholarship

Sept. 21 Deadline to apply for a Foreign Government Award – Mexico

Sept. 30 Deadline for PhD students to apply for an NSERC award

Oct. 1 Deadline for PhD students to apply for a CIHR award

Oct. 15 Deadline to apply for grad student-run conference funds

Oct. 16 Deadline for PhD students to apply for a SSHRC award

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

Nov. 15 Deadline to apply for a Fulbright scholarship

Nov. 18 – Deadline to apply for a Commonwealth Scholarship

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. 29, 2016   Annual Autism Awards

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



Registration now open for the EDC’s:

Sept. 25  Deadline to register for the EDC’s Preparing To Teach fall sessions

Check out all the new professional development workshops in Grad Navigate. You can also access online training through Please note that these online training modules do not count towards paid training hours for TAs.


Sept. 16-19  Throwback

Sept. 30  Last day to apply to opt out of U-Pass.

Oct. 2 – Deadline to opt out of the GSA’s health plan

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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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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