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Virtual Advising

The Virtual Advising form is temporarily closed as we have passed the busiest registration period of the year. Your Administrator and Advisors will be now responding to your questions primarily via email. However, if you do need to schedule a Virtual Meeting online with them, you are welcome to send your meeting request to or Thank you for your understanding, and good luck with your studies!

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Registration for Summer 2021 is now open!

Keep these dates in mind if you are planning on registering for Summer courses

  • Last day to register for Early Summer courses: Thursday, May 13th
  • Last day to register for Late Summer courses: Friday, July 9th
  • Last day to register for Full Summer courses: Thursday, May 20th

If you are re-taking BIOL 1103 this Summer, contact to ask about lab exemptions.

Fall 2021/Winter 2022 registration timetable planning tool will be available on Carleton Central on June 7th, and registration will begin at the end of June. Be sure to check Carleton Central for your time ticket information.

April 2021 – Event and Deadlines

Full detailed list of events and deadlines →


This Month’s Funny!

Recent News

Research Study by Carleton University’s Rachel Buxton – Want to Improve Your Health? A New Study Says Head into Nature and Absorb the Sounds

Posted on Tuesday, March 23, 2021

A recently published study from Carleton University’s Rachel Buxton, research scientist in the Department of Biology, and researchers from Michigan State University, Colorado State University and the National Park Service analyzed studies on the outcomes of listening to natural sounds and found striking human...

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2020-21 Faculty Graduate Mentoring Awards – Congratulations to Jenny Bruin, Mark Forbes, Heath MacMillan

Posted on Thursday, March 18, 2021

On March 17, 2021, seven faculty members were presented with a Faculty Graduate Mentoring Award. Congratulations to all! Below are the winners and quotes taken from their nominators’ letters. Sponsored by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs and the Office of the Vice-President (Research and...

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Mark Forbes explains how Arctic sea ducks develop herd immunity from avian cholera

Posted on Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Herd immunity, when a threshold proportion of a population becomes immune to a disease-causing organism, reducing or stopping further transmission, is very much in the news. Avian cholera much less so. But there is an intersection between these two subjects that appears to have played out over eight summers between...

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