Graduate Calendar Archives: 2004 / 2005
Student Services and General Information
The Carleton University Alumni Association is a thriving organization of more than 90,000 graduates living in Canada and around the world. All graduates automatically become members of the association. On request, students who have completed five full credits but are no longer registered at Carleton may also become members.
The association serves as a link between Carleton and its graduates, helping alumni stay in touch with the University and providing opportunities for social interaction, networking and volunteer service of all kinds. Graduates can get involved, network and socialize with fellow graduates at events organized in major cities across Canada, the U.S. and overseas by 12 branches, four international affiliate groups and 18 active chapters.
Alumni also act as ambassadors for Carleton, promoting the University's excellence and prestige as a distinguished institution of higher learning in Canada through contact with fellow graduates, government, the public, faculty, students and potential students.
The Department of Development and Alumni maintains alumni records to ensure a meaningful dialogue between alumni and the University. All graduates with known addresses receive various correspondences from the University including Carleton University Magazine, news on events and activities, and fundraising appeals.
A great way to stay connected to Carleton is to visit our Web site at carleton.ca/alumni where you can join other graduates in our award-winning online community, the Carleton Café. This virtual meeting place is where you'll network with old and new friends, post messages, access career and business opportunities, share your views on issues affecting Carleton, catch up on news and events, donate to th e University or volunteer your time and talent.
Membership in the association has its perks. Carleton graduates have access to great rates, products and services, such as BMO Bank of Montreal Mosaik MasterCard affinity card; competitive life, home and auto insurance rates; free borrowing privileges at the Maxwell MacOdrum Library; and a variety of on-campus discounts at the Carleton University Bookstore, Athletics, and the Tour and Conference Centre. Funds raised from alumni participation in affinity services help to support the University's priority projects, such as the new Alumni Hall and Sports Centre. Pull up a chair in the Carleton Café at carleton.ca/alumni for details about these and other exciting alumni deals!
Alumni may opt out of affinity mailings by informing the Department of Development and Alumni by email at email@example.com or by phone at 1-866-CU-PROUD (287-7683).
Athletics and Recreation
Telephone: (613) 520-4480
The mandate of the Department of Physical Recreation and Athletics is to enhance campus life, spirit, and health by providing a variety of opportunities for high-quality physical activity that meet the needs of students and staff. A balance of programs is offered for all skill and competitive levels, including freelance recreation, instructional programs, intramural sports, and inter-university athletics.
The athletic facilities include a 4,500 square metre fieldhouse with two artificial turf fields and a 220 meter jogging track; an L-shaped fifty-metre pool with diving tower; a Fitness Centre with weight-training equipment and cardiovascular machines; six International squash courts; a double gymnasium; combatives and multipurpose rooms. In addition, a new $12.8 million Alumni Hall & Sports Centre will open in the fall of 2004. The facility will house a triple gymnasium with seating for up to 3,000 and a 465 square metre cardio/fitness area. Outdoor facilities include a soccer stadium, two other playing fields, and five tennis courts. These facilities may be available to students either for recreational needs or for organized competitions.
Instructional classes include group fitness programs such as aerobics, pilates, weight-training, and step aerobics; personal training services; fitness appraisals; aquatics programs such as learn-to-swim, aquafit, and masters' swim; dance; martial arts; yoga; and tai chi.
For further information on varsity athletics, competitive club teams, and intramurals, contact the Athletics Department or visit our Web site at www.carleton.ca/athletics.
Full-time graduate students are eligible for inter-university athletics, subject to league regulations. An Athletics Board advises the Department and the University on matters of athletics and recreation policy through the Office of the President. The Board is composed of members from Faculty, Administration, Alumni, the Students' Associations, and the Residence Association.
Telephone: (613) 520-3832
Carleton's bookstore sells texts, supplies, books, CDs and magazines, as well as gift items, clothing, and used books. It is conveniently located at a central location on campus, right next to the University Library.
The following hours are subject to change:
508 University Centre
Career Services (CS) is the campus career and employment centre, providing students and alumni with the resources and materials needed to embark upon their -career exploration process. Services provided by this office include:
Career Counseling and Employment Advising
Employment Information Events
Our Resource Centre has a ten-station computer lab which students and recent graduates may access for resumé and cover letter preparation, researching employers via the Internet and accessing full-time, part-time and summer job postings, and Graduate Year Recruitment opportunities.
Graduate Year Recruitment
Graduate Year Recruitment information and events will also be advertised through CarletonTRAK, The Charlatan student newspaper,and our website.
Services for Recent Graduates
Director: Mary Jo Lynch
Carleton International co-ordinates the University's efforts in international activities. Carleton has many formal academic linkages with institutions in other countries. Carleton International administers these on behalf of the University, and some allow graduate students while registered at Carleton to spend a term or a year abroad on academic exchange. Information and applications to participate in an exchange as well as information on scholarship and study opportunities abroad are available through Carleton International. The international exchange application deadline is usually early in December; check the Carleton International Web site for this year's deadline.
Carleton International is also responsible for the negotiation, management and administration of international grants and contracts, liaison with the international and diplomatic community and for the reception of foreign visitors and delegations to the University.
Carleton University Students' Association (CUSA)
University Centre 401
The Carleton University Students' Association (CUSA) is an incorporated, student-run organization that promotes the interests of the student body. All registered full or part-time undergraduate students are members of CUSA.
CUSA represents the students' interests to all levels of government and administration. It is also the founding member of the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) and CFS-Ontario. These two organizations are committed to bringing about necessary educational, administrative and/or legislative changes in those areas affecting students.
Student services funded wholly or in part or operated by CUSA include: Carleton Disability Awareness Centre; Carleton Foot Patrol; Carleton Food Centre; the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgendered Centre; International Students' Centre; Bill Ellis Centre for Mature and Part-time Students; New University Government; Womyn's Centre; Race, Ethnicity and Culture Hall, and over 150 clubs and societies.
CUSA business ventures include: Oliver's Pub and Patio; Rooster's Coffeehouse; Unicentre Store; and a Canada Post outlet.
The legislative body of CUSA is a 34-member Students' Council made up of representatives from each faculty and six executive members who are elected annually by the student population. Elections take place in February. The term of office is twelve months commencing the following May.
CUSA also sponsors more than 150 clubs and societies, alternate education programs, speaker series, and concerts.
The Students' Association is continually working to improve and expand its scope of activities. Students are encouraged to communicate ideas and opinions to members of their elected representatives in CUSA, to participate and become actively involved in the activities of the Association, and to exercise their voting privileges.
For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the CUSA Web site.The
Chaplain, Rev. Dr. Tom Sherwood
For over three decades a chaplaincy service has existed at Carleton. Part of its function is to share experiences, insights, friendships and our faith. We are also involved in study and discussion groups, community projects, development education, marriage preparation and religious services. In addition, we have connections with many organizations and resources on campus as well as with churches and religious groups in the Ottawa area.
The two principal chaplains (Ecumenical and Roman Catholic) are supported by a number of people in the Chaplaincy offices, which are open most days. Appointments are not necessary but at times they are advisable. People are encouraged to visit the offices at any time.
A Quiet Room (T19), used for individual meditation, prayer, study groups and worship services, is open all day, five days a week. For bookings or other information, inquire at the Ecumenical Chaplaincy Centre (T20) or speak to the Ecumenical Chaplain (in T21). For information about special services, program activities, guest speakers and other events, speak to the Ecumenical Chaplain (T21) and/or the Roman Catholic Chaplain (T14).Colonel By
Child Care Centre
Colonel By Child Care Centre
Colonel By Child Care Centre, a non-profit parent cooperative located on the University campus, has been providing quality child care to children and their familie s for over twenty-five years. Our skilled teaching staff provides care and education for 57 children between the ages of 6 months and 5 years, year-round, Monday to Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. The Centre is governed by the parents of enrolled children; cooperative partnerships between parents and staff enrich our programs and promote quality child care. Enrolment priority is given to the students, staff and faculty of the University and the Centre offers subsidized spaces to families who qualify.
315 Southam Hall
The Computer Store carries a full range of computer products, (including
Apple, IBM, NEC Bell, and Compaq computers, printers, modems, and other
peripherals) at very competitive prices. Software is also available with
educational discounts up to 60% for students, faculty and staff with valid
Summer hours are posted at the entrance.
Computing and Communications Services
401 Robertson Hall
A wide range of computer services is available to students. Several public computer labs provide access to over 80 different applications software packages, including the Microsoft and Corel Office Suites. Comprehensive data analysis packages such as SAS, SPSS, Maple, NVivo, and ArcView are available for general research applications. All students are eligible for a Student Computing Account that provides access to email, calendar, course message boards, WebCT, and the internet. Laser printing facilities and CD-ROM services are available at the labs on campus. The Campus Help Desk provides assistance to students during regula r business hours as well as evenings and weekends during the school term. A list of student services is available at: www.carleton.ca/ccs/acct/student/studentcs.asp
Complete information about computing on campus is available on the web at: www.carleton.ca/ccs.
For information, or assistance, please contact the Campus Help Desk at MacOdrum Library 4th floor, or call 520-3700.
Carleton University is committed to compliance in all copyright matters. Noncompliance is a violation of the Canadian Copyright Act. In addition to any actions that might be taken by any copyright owner or its licensing agent, the University will take steps against any breach of this policy.
See www.carleton.ca/ims/copyrig1.html for guidelines on copyright compliance.
The Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities and Statistics Canada require that Carleton University provide to them information pertaining to a student's status and other selected personal information. Upon registration as a student, one is deemed to agree to the disclosure by Carleton University of the student's status and other selected personal information pursuant to any such requirement.
Tory Building, Suite 421
Equity Services ensures that all members of the University community (teaching assistants, instructors, faculty, students and staff) study, work and live in a respectful environment at Carleton University. Equity Advisors promote equity and the accommodation of diversity through pro active education, outreach and services. Advisors also provide impartial and confidential information, advice and assistance, including various forms of conflict resolution, to assist in the informal or formal resolution of human rights complaints regarding harassment and discrimination.
Equity Services includes the Centre for Aboriginal Culture and Education (CACE), whose mandate is to promote the recruitment, retention and presence of aboriginal students, faculty and staff on campus. It provides one-on-one support for aboriginal students, hosts cultural activities and events, and provides opportunities for aboriginal elders to be active on campus. CACE maintains an aboriginal student centre, the «Aboriginal Lounge».
Equity Services is largely responsible for the implementation of Carleton's new comprehensive Human Rights Policies and Procedures passed by Senate in May 2001. This policy outlines the University's commitment to prevent discrimination and harassment, in sections entitled: «Anti-Racism and Ethnocultural Relations Policy; Gender Equality Policy; Sexual Orientation Equality Policy; and Sexual Harassment Prevention Policy.» The new policy also includes a section on Educational Equity which reinforces the university's commitment to «equity in educational programs and services» and designates Equity Services as a resource for students needing accommodation based on religious or parental and family obligations.
Equity Services is responsible for the research, co-ordination and maintenance of the University's legislative obligations under the Federal Contractors Program. This program has as a primary goal the achievement of equal opportunity for women, Aboriginal peoples, visible minorities and persons with disabilities in all aspects of employment.
Tuition Fees and Charges 2004-05
Once fees and charges have been set, specific details will be published on Carleton's Web site by May 1 (www.carleton.ca/fees/) and in the Registration Instructions and Class Schedule booklet which is made available to all incoming and returning students in July. Students are advised to familiarize themselves with this information.
Dates Relating to Fees and Charges
Graduate Students' Association
University Centre 600
The Graduate Students' Association (GSA) represents the collective interests and promotes the general welfare of the graduate students of Carleton University. The Association promotes and maintains communications between the graduate students and the University administration and represents graduate students within the University. The GSA can aid individual graduate students with specific problems related to the University community. The Association also acts to stimulate social, intellectual and political contact among graduate students.
The GSA Council is comprised of annually elected student representatives from each department, a four-member Executive (Internal Directors) and two External Directors. The Council meets on a monthly basis. For more information on becoming a GSA Councilor, contact the GSA office.
The Ass ociation owns and operates two separate lounges: Mike's Place (613) 520-6681), a pub on the second level of the Unicentre; and the Gekko Grotto (ext. 8783), a coffee and computer lounge on the sixth level of the Unicentre. For full information on GSA services, please refer to the Graduate Student Handbook: Manual and Daily Planner, available from the GSA, your department, or Graduate Studies.
Health and Counselling Services
Health and Counselling Services is your wellness centre at Carleton University. The centre offers a wide range of services, including treatment of illness, immunizations, birth control information, a health education program, and much more. Our counselling services has professionally trained counsellors and psychiatrists to help with personal and emotional difficulties. All health records are confidential and will not be released to anyone without client written consent.
Our hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (May - August) and 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (September - April). Appointments are encouraged and may be made in person or by calling (613) 520-6674. If you feel you need medical attention before an available appointment, you may drop in and see a member of our health care team who will make an initial assessment and direct further care as needed.
After-hours medical services are available from Holland-Carling After Hours Clinic located at 476 Holland Ave. (at Carling), phone 722-9689. When you call to book an appointment please identify yourself as a Carleton student.
Counsellors are available to see students on a self-referral basis. Along with regular counselling appointments, our counselling staff offers "drop-in" times daily, for students needing short b ut immediate contact with a counsellor. Personal counselling can help individuals deal more effectively with emotional and social concerns.
A Health Education Program, promoting healthy lifestyles and wellness, offers on-going workshops presented by trained student peer educators. Topics include, but are not limited to, nutrition, alcohol, sexuality, stress management and smoking cessation. For more information, call the Health Educator at (613) 520-6676.
2. Students from Another Province
3. Students from Outside Canada
If you do not have any health insurance, you may be billed for services rendered. The University may withhold the marks of students with outstanding accounts.
1. Check with your family physician to ensure adequate immunization. An updated tuberculin skin test is recommended.
2. Obtain documentation of vaccination to red measles, German measles, mumps, polio and tetanus from your family physician. A booster dose of measles/mumps/rubella vaccine is recommended if you have not been re-immunized since infancy.
3. Discuss Hepatitis B vaccine with your family physician. The Medical Off ice of Health for Ottawa-Carleton region strongly recommends it for all adolescents and young adults.
Housing and Food Services
261 Stormont House
Carleton's campus residences accommodate 2,600 students in two types of living environments. The traditional residence buildings offer accommodation to undergraduate students in single and shared (double) study bedrooms. Bathrooms are also shared. As the traditional residence makes no provision to permit the preparation of meals, all students assigned to this accommodation must participate in one of the available four Residence meal plans.
Two of our residences offer accommodation in which students can prepare meals for themselves. Prescott House is comprised of four-person single gender suites (either two doubles or four singles clustered around a common area) with shared bathroom and meal preparation area. Students in Prescott are required to participate in a meal plan and options include those offered in traditional residence and a fifth plan, available only to those living in suites residence. Leeds House is reserved for graduate and undergraduate students. All rooms are singles, located in mainly four-person suites for undergraduates and on the 5th and 6th floors, in two-person suites for graduates. The meal preparation areas in Leeds include fridge and stovetop elements. Meal plans for Leeds residents are optional.
All residence bedrooms are furnished with bed and mattress, desk and chair, study lamp, closet and drawer space. Residence fees include a personal phone with local service, Internet connection, and membership in the Graduate Residence Council (graduate students) or Rideau River Residence Association (undergraduate students). .
Current offerings of Resid ence food services meal plans range from 5 to 19 meals per week and most include Campus Cash» dollars which maybe used in retail Food Services outlets across the campus. Consult www.carleton.ca/housing/fees.htm for the most up-to-date description of available plans and rates. The newly renovated Commons Dining facilty is opened from 7:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on weekdays and from 10:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on weekends. Students can chose from a wide selection of food on an «all-you-care-to-eat» basis. Special dietary needs can be accommodated on request. Please note that there are no facilities on campus for married students. Graduate students new to Carleton who live outside the Ottawa area will receive an application for residence with their offer of admission. All other graduate students wishing to apply to live in residence should make inquiries to The Department of Housing and Conference Services.
The Off-Campus Housing Service is designed to provide assistance in finding suitable accommodation to students who cannot be accommodated on campus or who are interested in off-campus housing. This service mainly operates on a self-help basis, with listings of accommodation posted outside 261 Stormont House for viewing 24 hours per day. You can also view the listings on our website at carleton.ca/housing/resources during normal office hours; staff members are pleased to assist with information, advice, etc.
Details regarding each listing include rates and amenities provided.he University does not undertake to inspect or approve any of the facilities listed, so it is strongly advised that the search be undertaken in person. A section titled «Faculty and Staff Listing» is published on the Web site, listing accommodations of staff members going on sabbatical leave for periods ranging from four months to two years. In addition to the available rental accommodations, a 'looking for' section is also posted.
À-la-carte food service is available in seven locations across campus:
The Food Court, second level of the University Centre, offering The Pita Pit, The Noodle Bowl, A&W, Centre Stage and Pizza Pizza; Tim Horton's, first level, University Centre; Tim Horton's and Baker's Grille, fourth level, University Centre; The Loeb Cafe, first level, Loeb Building; The Junction, Library precinct, Tunnel level; The Oasis Cafeteria, first level, Residence Commons; The Bent Coin, fifth level, Robertson Hall, The Page Break in the MacOdrum Library.
In addition, «all-you-care-to-eat» lunch and dinner is available in the Residence Dining Halls, third level Residence Commons for the price of admission. Students with Campus Cash plans are entitled to reduced prices and tax exemption where permitted.
Vending machines provide off-hour service. Students with Campus Cash plans can make cash purchases without using cash from many of these machines.
A variety of «Campus Cash» plans are available to students offering savings on campus food purchases through both discounts and tax exemptions.
«Care Packages» provide an easy means for friends and families to send birthday cakes, exam study snacks, or celebrate other special occasions with a food treat.
The catering division of food services is equipped to provide banquet services, receptions, party trays or beverage service for groups of up to 800 guests.
Tour and Conference Centre
Each year from May to August, the Housing and Conferences Services Department operates a successful Tour and Conference Centre. Residence facilities accommodate up to 2600 guests. A wide range of services including accommodation, catering, meeting rooms, lecture theatres, all at very reasonab le rates, are available to conferences and tour groups.
Accommodation is also available to short-term summer visitors from the single traveler staying only one night to students and their families who wish to attend or participate in such University functions as Convocation and first-year student Welcome programs. Long-term summer residence (30 days or more ) can be reserved in conjunction with one of four available meal plans.
Arrangements for special functions such as wedding receptions, banquets, parties (large and small) and meetings or other special events are also co-ordinated by the Tour and Conference Centre. Such events may be booked throughout the year.
For further information please contact the Tour and Conference Centre at email@example.com
International Student Advisory
501 University Centre
The International Student Adviser is available to discuss particular concerns international students may have. An orientation program is held every September and January for incoming international students. Information and assistance concerning university education, financial assistance, UHIP health coverage, immigration regulations, and the general adjustment to a new living situation are available. Please call for drop-in and appointment times.
Inventions, Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property and the Graduate Student
Technology and Research Development Office
In the course of their research activities, graduate students at Carleton University sometimes make discoveries that have commercial potential. There is a process that enables inventors at Carleton University to seek protection for their ideas and to enter partnerships to seek commercial possibilities.
As soon as preliminary research results exist or when outsiders have expressed interest in your research area or technology, graduate students should contact the Technology and Research Development Office. This office identifies, evaluates, and, in some cases, protects the inventions and technologies developed on campus. If you have any questions regarding intellectual property, patents, confidentiality agreements, etc. please contact the Technology and Research Development Office or visit their Web page at: www.carleton.ca/trdo.
Library Senior Staff
Assistant Librarian (Systems)
The Maxwell MacOdrum Library provides access to a wide variety of materials in support of teaching, learning, and research at Carleton. The collection includes more than three million books, journals (print and electronic), government documents, maps, newspapers, music scores, CDs, microforms, archives, and rare materials. Individual and group study space is available for more than 875 readers.
The building is open daily, including evenings and weekends, for over 100 hours a week.
Detailed information on the collection, services, and hours can be found in a series of printed guides available in the Library and on the Library Web site.
Access to Resources
The Library Web site is specially designed to help students and faculty locate information from a variety of sources. It offers direct access to the on-line catalogue, a large number of Web and CD-ROM databases, electronic journals, catalogues from other libraries, and additional subject-oriented resources.
Assistance in Using the Library
Services for Students with Disabilities
Other Library Services
On the 4th floor, there are three computer labs where students may access email, the Web and course-related software.
The Government Documents Collection contains official publications from all levels of government and international organizations, in print, microform, and digital formats.
The Map collection consists of topographic and thematic sheet maps, air photos and digital orthophotos, and geospatial data files for use with GIS and drawing software.
The Data Centre collects microdata and public opinion surveys, including from Statistics Canada, Gallup, POLLARA and Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research.
Items not available in the Library may be borrowed from other libraries through our Interlibrary Loans Department, or from a commercial Document Delivery Service. Reciprocal library agreements also allow Carleton students access and borrowing privileges at most university libraries in Canada. Some restrictions may apply. For users' convenience, these books can be returned to the Carleton Library.
Students (Graduate and Honours) in science and engineering and selected programs have been granted special onsite privileges at CISTI, the premiere science collection in Canada. To use this service, students must have their library card validated at the Carleton University Circulation Desk.
511 University Centre
Ombuds Services deals with a variety of grievances and complaints as well as with requests for information. A few examples of the on-campus and off-campus problems include academic appeals, graduation appeals, fee disputes and tenant issues. Financing of this service is provided equally by the University and the Students' Association (CUSA).
Paul Menton Centre for Students with Disabilities
500 University Centre
Requests for Service
Students are responsible for applying for special services by making an appointment with the appropriate coordinator. All requests will be considered on an individual basis. Students are advised to come to the Centre early in the term to discuss their accommodation needs.
Library Services for Students with Disabilities
The Joy Maclaren Adaptive Technology Centre has six workstations on which students have access to various software applications (word processing and spreadsheets), SS-Labs, Library Catalog ue System, Connect Accounts, Internet Access, the Campus Network, large screen monitors, adjustable-height computer tables, a voice recognition system, screen magnification, screen reading and a scanner.
The Library's contact for alternate format service is Margaret McLeod from the department of Reference Services (520-2600, extension 8943). Margaret works with the Paul Menton Centre, faculty members, the W. Ross MacDonald School and other alternate format providers to ensure students have access to reading material in the format of their choice. It is essential for students who require this service to contact Margaret as early as possible.
Students may scan printed material using the Kurzweil 3000, a software that converts printed material into an electronic text format that could read by a voice synthesizer. This software is housed in the Joy Maclaren Adaptive Technology Centre.
Assistive Technical Devices
Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
Students with Learning Disabilities
The Ministry of Training Colleges and Universities has recently provided funding for the creation of two new positions - Learning Strategist and Assistive Learnng Technologist to provide enhanced services to students with learning disabilities.
The Ministry has also funded an intensive month- long summer transition program for students with learning disabilities who are graduating from high school, but continuing directly to post-secondary education in the fall term. The Summer Academic Institute for Learning (SAIL) is a partnership program with Alongquin College that is designed to assist students with learning disabilities to acquire the necessary knowledge, skills and confidence to succeed in a post-secondary environment. Please contact the Paul Menton Centre for more information.
Students with Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD)
Students with Mobility Impairments
Students with Non-Visible Disabilities
Attendant Services Program in Residence for Students with
For students who need an accessible room in residence but do not require attendant services, a limited number of rooms are available based on the following criteria: the need for special accommodation, level of disability, whether the applicant has housing alternatives in the area, and the date of application. For further information contact the Accommodations Officer in the Department of Housing and Food Services at (613)520-5612.
Student Participation in Academic Affairs
Students may become involved in academic issues on campus in several ways.
Students may join the New University Government (NUG). NUG is an organization which gives students direct input into academic decisions by filling the student representative positions at departmental meetings. Students then have direct input into curriculum committees and hiring boards, as well as routine departmental issues. Each department has at least one graduate NUG representative. Departmental NUG representatives also sit on their (specific/respective) Faculty Boards. Each faculty is entitled to send two representatives to the Graduate Faculty Board, and two of these student representatives are elected to the University Senate where most of the general academic decisions are made.
Several Senate policy committees have graduate student representation. These include the Library, Computer, Admission and Studies, University Government, and the Academic Planning committees. There are other Senate committees, but to date they do not have spaces reserved specifically for graduate students.
The Graduate Students Association (GSA) council provides a forum in which representatives from every department meet not only to discuss academic issues, but to formulate GSA policies on academic matters that may be presented to Senate or other University committees.
To obtain more information on any of these, please call the GSA at 520-6616, or drop by the office, 600 Unicentre.
Study Abroad on Academic Exchange
Carleton has many formal academic linkages with institutions in other countries. Carleton International administers these on behalf of the University. Students have the opportunity to spend a term or a year abroad in partner institutions in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, England, Finland, France, Germany, Israel, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Tanzania, Scotland, Slovak Republic, Spain, U.S.A. or Wales and take courses accredited towards their Carleton degree. Application forms and scholarship information for study abroad is available through Carleton International, 510H Tory Building. Application deadline is usually early December for exchange the following academic year. Consult the Carleton International Web site for details and deadlines: www.ci.carleton.ca/University Centre
The University Centre, more commonly known as the Unicentre, is a focal point for student life at Carleton. The student-run CKCU-FM radio station, the student newspaper The Charlatan, Information Carleton, Student Life Services, Career Services, and a variety of student clubs and organizations including the Carleton University Students' Association are located here. In addition, there are pubs, a food court, and coffee shops, as well as services such as an Internet café, banking machines, a copy centre, and a variety store that includes a postal outlet. The Paul Menton Centre for Persons with Disabilities, located in Room 500, provides a wide range of support services to students with learning, physical, psychiatric, and medical disabilities.
Writing Tutorial Service
The Writing Tutorial Service offers individual and small group tutorials to students who want advice on the writing of university essays. Tutors provide practical instruction on all aspects of the writing process from the initial research and data gathering, to the exploration and organization of ideas, through to the final preparation of the manuscript. The service regularly presents workshops on style and the general principles of essay writing at the request of faculty and/or teaching assistants. The service is offered free of charge to all Carleton students. For an appointment or information, call (613) 520-6632 or visit 215 Paterson Hall from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday.