TheGraduate@Carleton – May 18, 2016


Graduate Student News

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Reminder-Scholarship Refunds

For those students expecting a scholarship reimbursement cheque, this is a reminder that you will want to pick up your cheque on May 25.  More

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PhD Student Represents Carleton at Parliament Pop-Up Research Park

On Wednesday, PhD Student Sarah Davey will showcase her research on giant volcanic events on Parliament Hill as part of a special pop-up research event led by Research Matters.   More

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School of Mathemathics & Statistics – a Remarkable Record

Carleton’s School of Mathematics and Statistics counts on success. More

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So You Want to be a Postdoctoral Fellow

Wondering how to apply to be a postdoctoral fellow?  Visit our PDF website. More

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Don’t Forget to Pick Up Your U-Pass

Many graduate students have still not picked up their summer U-Pass.  More

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Summer Hours on Campus

Find out what’s open, what’s not and revised hours for on-campus service groups this summer.  More

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Deadline to Apply to Live in Residence This Fall?

New students wanting to live in residence this fall need to apply by 4:30 p.m. on Wed. June 8th to be included in the room lottery.  More

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Art History Grad Student Wins Accolades

Art History Master’s Student Hannah Keating has won the prestigious Dr. Shirley L. Thomson Award for Young Curators at the Canadian Museums Associations CMA Awards.  More

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Grad Research: Indigenous Studies

PhD Student Jo-Anne Lawless explains why mandatory Indigenous Studies programs are proliferating and talks about her research on First Nations’ water infrastructure.  More

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Grad Research: Sportfishing in India

PhD Student Shannon Bower explains why sportfishing is taking off in India.  She was interviewed recently for a podcast called Blue Fish Radio.   More

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3MT Participants Reflect on Age-Friendly Communities

Meet two more participants from Carleton’s Three Minute Thesis competition. Sandy Lam and Anna Tomczak both talk about communities that help support healthy aging.  Sandy’s Video   Anna’s video


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Grad Research: Public Toilets in Ottawa

A group of master’s social work students have presented a series of recommendations to the City of Ottawa about the public toilets it owns, operates and maintains.   More    Ottawa Citizen    CBC


Important Dates and Deadlines


May 20 Last day for a full fee adjustment when withdrawing from early and full summer courses (financial withdrawal).

May 23 – Statutory holiday. University closed.

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).

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 also 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

May 27 Deadline to apply for the Herb Stovel Scholarship

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.


May 26 Annual TD Lecture: From Research to Practice and Back Again

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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