TheGraduate@Carleton – June 1, 2016


Graduate Student News

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  Ian Wereley

CU Grad Student Wins One of Top Five Storyteller Awards

History PhD Student Ian Wereley won one of the coveted top five Storyteller awards from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.   More

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Congratulations to the Graduating Class of 2016

For hundreds of graduate students, the long wait is over. They will be presented with their degree at Convocation (June 7-10).  More


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A Convocation First

The first two students will graduate from the Graduate Diploma in Indigenous Policy and Administration program at spring convocation.  More

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Convocation – A Milestone for the PhD in Applied Linguistics & Discourse Studies

On June 10th, PhD student Christen Rachul will be the first person to graduate from Carleton with a PhD in Applied Linguistics & Discourse Studies.  More

  Vladimir Diaz Cuellar

Convocation – Vladimir Diaz-Cuellar Reflects on His Time at Carleton

From Bolivia to Carleton and back again – Graduating Grad Student Vladimir Diaz-Cuellar talks about why he chose to do his Master’s degree in Political Economy at Carleton.   More

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Future of the PhD in the Humanities – A Blog by Prof. Paul Keen

Find out what happened at the Carleton conference on The Future of the PhD in the Humanities from the organizer’s perspective. More

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Caterpillar Capers

Recently, four biology graduate students shared their knowledge of caterpillars with elementary school children, as part of a production of The Very Hungry Caterpillar at The Centrepointe Theatre.  More

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Services for International Students

From its airport welcome program to health care, the International Student Services’ Office offers assistance and services to incoming international graduate students, as well as current students.   Incoming Students Current Students

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Summer Hours

Check out summer hours for various organizations and services at Carleton.  More

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Alicia Gal’s Three Minute Thesis Presentation

For her Three Minute Thesis (3MT) presentation, grad student Alicia Gal investigates shoulder-walking.   Watch Video


Important Dates and Deadlines


June 3 – Last day to submit to the Paul Menton Centre for Students with Disabilities, formal Examination Accommodation Forms for June examinations

June 6-16 – Fall/winter and winter term deferred final examinations will be held.

June 13 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 2016-17 Fall/Winter course selection. Payment of fees is due by the posted deadlines.

June 14 – Last day of early summer classes (NOTE: Full summer classes resume July 4). Last day for academic withdrawal from early summer courses.

June 17-23 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 21 – Carleton Central opens at 8:30 a.m. for registration for new and returning graduate students (see Timeticket schedule).

July 1 – Statutory holiday, University closed.

July 4 – Late registration 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 deadlinesLate summer courses begin and Full summer courses resume.

July 11 – Last day for registration and course changes (including auditing) for late summer courses.

July 24 – Last day to submit to the Paul Menton Centre, for Students with Disabilities, formal examination accommodation forms for August examinations.

July 25 – Last day for a full fee adjustment when withdrawing from late Summer courses (financial withdrawal)

August 1 – Civic holiday, University closed.

August 1 – Last day for graduate students to submit to their thesis supervisor an examination copy of their Master’s or PhD thesis for Fall graduation.

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.


Grad Navigate workshops are not available during the summer months. FGPA will start adding new workshops in late August for the fall term.

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


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

June 22 – Deadline to Apply for an ESL Junior Fellowship (PhDs only)

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


June 7-10 – Spring Convocation

June 8   2016 Katherine Graham Lecture on Aboriginal Policy: Aboriginal-Canada Relations

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 by 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 and for the winter term is Jan. 1, 2017.

TAs – Please note that 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.




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