TheGraduate@Carleton – June 15, 2016


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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PhDs – Do You Need GRIT?

Apply now for a Graduate Research and Innovative Thinking (GRIT) award worth up to $5,000 to outstanding Carleton doctoral students at the ABD stage. The deadline has been moved up this year to Aug. 26.  More

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Orientation & Arrival Information For New Students

New Grad Students and TAs – you won’t want to miss the Fall Orientation on Sept. 6.  In addition, International graduate students are also invited to a special Orientation on Sept. 2.  International students are also invited to apply now for the Airport Welcome Program and the peer mentoring program, among other services.

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Very Important Date Reminders

Registration for all graduate students opens on June 21. The last day for grad students to submit an examination copy of their thesis to their supervisor in order to graduate this fall is Aug. 1. Finally, a reminder that TheGraduate@Carleton newsletter will only be published once in July and August  (July 20 and Aug. 17).

  Mengchao Li

Convocation: MA Grad Looks at Chinese Birth Tourism as an Immigrant Strategy

As part of her MA in Women’s and Gender Studies, Mengchao Li examined Chinese birth tourism from a cross-cultural perspective in her research essay Million Dollar Baby: Chinese Birth Tourism as an Immigrant Strategy.  More

  Mark Dhillon

Convocation – Mark Dhillon Wants to Use His Money Smarts to Help the Less Fortunate

MBA Alumnus Mark Dhillon says he wants to help the people around the world who don’t have the resources to help themselves.  More

  Katie Durvin

Convocation: International Affairs MA Degree Leads Grad to Global Affairs Canada

“The focus of my master’s research and practical experience in the field really helped me prepare for this position,” says alumna Katie Durvin. Durvin is now a policy analyst with Global Affairs Canada.   More

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Grad Research: A New Zealand Adventure

Five graduate students participated in a field trip to New Zealand recently. You won’t believe what they saw.  More

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Three Minute Thesis: Eradicating False Alarms

For his Three Minute Presentation, Graduate Student Mohamed Abdelazez talks about the impact of false alarms in hospitals.   More

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Grad Student Open Access Award Winners

Carleton Library, the Graduate Students’ Association, and the Office of the Vice President (Research & International) are pleased to announce the winners of the 2015-2016 Graduate Student Open Access Awards.  More

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Changes Coming to Your Carleton Email

CCS will be turning off the clutter feature on all Carleton email accounts as of June 27. Find out how this will affect you.  More


Important Dates and Deadlines


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.

August 25  Fall payment deadline. Click here for important payment information. Late charges may be applied to the student account any time after this date.

September 1 – Last day for receipt of applications from potential fall (November) graduates.

September 5  Statutory holiday. University closed.

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.



July 20-23 Reading Group on Public Reason and Social Philosophy

September 2  Orientation for new International Graduate Students

September 6  Orientation for all new Graduate Students and TAs

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.



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)

Aug. 8 – Deadline to Apply for a Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship – New Zealand

Sept. 15  Carleton Deadline to Apply for a Rhodes Scholarship (applications to

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


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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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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