Most recent items are listed at the top of each category.


  • Would you like to participate in the International Students Committee (ISC) of the Graduate Students’ Association (GSA)? The ISC recognizes the unique challenges international students face while studying at Carleton. The committee organizes to face those challenges, and creates social events, workshops, and other events of significance. Each department has at least two positions on ISC, traditionally representatives of PhDs and Masters. Interested in being a part of the ISC? Email your contact information, departmental affiliation, and level of study (MA or PhD) to Jay Ramasubramanyam at
  • Active Citizens Social Enterprise leadership training is coming to Ottawa from December 1 – 3, 2017.
  • Off the Beaten Track – Summer School
    Off the Beaten Track announces their Anthropological Summer Field School in Malta, Europe. The project is primarily directed toward ethnography, socio-cultural anthropology, and sociology students at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
  • Off the Beaten Track call for scholarship applications, due January 5, 2018.

Post-Doctoral Fellowships

Tenure-Track/Full Time Positions

  • The Department of Sociology at Acadia University invites applications for a tenure stream position in Social Research Methods at the rank of Assistant Professor. Closing date, November 30, 2017.
  • The Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology at Dalhousie University is currently inviting applications for a probationary tenure-track position in the Anthropology of Self, Community and Society. Closing date, November 30, 2017.
  • The Department of Sociology at the University of Victoria invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the area of crime. Closing date, November 30, 2017.
  • The Department of Sociology at Acadia University invites applications for a tenure stream position in the following areas:  Global Sociology; Critical Health Studies; Rural Sociology. Closing date, December 8, 2017.
  • The Department of Sociology at Queen’s University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor with a specialization in Intersectional Surveillance Studies with an emphasis on Big Data and Social Inequality. Closing date, December 15, 2017.
  • The Department of Anthropology at the University of Toronto invites applicants for a tenure stream position in Evolutionary Anthropology at the rank of Assistant Professor. Closing date, January 22, 2018.

Non-Tenure Track and Other Positions

  • The Department of Anthropology at the University of Florida invites applications for a lecturer position in Biological or Cultural Anthropology, with an anticipated start date of January 1, 2018 or August 16, 2018. This is a nine-month, non-tenure accruing, full-time position to be renewed annually contingent on funding. Closing date, November 15, 2017.

Calls for Papers/Conferences/Talks

  • Call for Papers for the International Conference on Quality in Higher Education, Sakarya, Turkey, December 7-8, 2017. Abstract Deadline: December 1, Full Paper Deadline: December 30, Registration Deadline: December 4, Video Presentation Deadline: December 1.
  • Call for Papers for the 5th Annual Wollesen Memorial Graduate Symposium, hosted by the Department of Art and the Graduate Union of the Students of Art at the University of Toronto. Submissions are due by Friday, December 22 at 5:00 p.m.
  • Call for Papers: Alternate Routes: A Journal of Critical Social Research, in collaboration with the Department of Sociology and Business Law at the University of Bologna, is pleased to announce their Special Issue and Conference Call for Papers, which will be held at the University of Bologna from June 11 to 13, 2018. Submissions must be received by December 31, 2017. To submit your proposal, please visit the Alternate Routes website.
  • Call for Abstracts: The McGill Centre for Research on Religion (CREOR), in collaboration with Concordia University, invites graduate students and emerging scholars to participate in a colloquium on Religion and Violence. Interested applicants are to submit an abstract by January 1, 2018.
  • Call for Abstracts: The 19th Annual Institute of Political Economy Graduate Conference, “Learning to forget, learning to remember: rethinking silence in space, place and memory”, will be taking place on March 2, 2018. Abstracts of no more than 300 words are due by January 10, 2018, and should be sent to
  • Call for Papers for the 16th Annual Graduate Student Conference at Wayne State University. Submissions must be received by January 15, 2018.
  • Call for Papers: The 24th Annual Underhill Graduate Student Colloquium, “Storying Our Pasts: Historical Narrative and Representations”, will be taking place March 15-17, 2018. Submissions must include a proposal of no more than 300 words, along with a brief biographical statement. Please send your submission to no later than January 21, 2018.
  • Call for Papers, Roundtables, and Poster Presentations: The Canadian Anthropology Society Annual Meeting 2018, co-sponsored by the Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA), will take place at the Universidad de Oriente located in the beautiful and historic city of Santiago de Cuba from May 16-20. Panels, papers, roundtables and symposia submission deadline is November 17, 2017. Undergraduate and MA poster presentations submission deadline is February 1, 2018.
  • The XIX ISA World Congress of Sociology is happening in Toronto in July 2018. This is a rare opportunity to access a global network of sociology scholars in a city not far from our own. There are very many diverse sessions reflecting a broad range of sociological interests.
  • The Association of Science, Education and Technology (TASET), Governors State University, Near East University, Istanbul University and Sakarya University are pleased to invite you to the International Conference on Contemporary Women’s Studies to be held at Istanbul University, Turkey March 8-9, 2018. Abstract submission deadline: March 5, 2018.


  • The India-Canada Centre is welcoming applicants for the Kanta Marwah Research Grant in Peace and Security valued at $4,500. This award supports research in topics related to Peace and Security, Conflict Resolution and Human Development. The competition is open to doctoral students, faculty members, and visiting research scholars at Carleton for the grant period (6 months, January 1 – June 30, 2018). Student applicants must be enrolled in a graduate program at Carleton University for the entire period of the award. The deadline to submit an application is December 1, 2017.


  • The Library will be hosting a session entitled “Gamestorm Your Research Space” (November 28).
  • The Map the System Challenge Information Session will be taking place on November 28 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. in room 5110 of the Human Computer Interaction Building. This is a great opportunity to get curious about a social or environmental issue that’s been on your mind. It is also part of a global challenge competition and the winning team from Carleton gets to head out to British Columbia in May 2018 to share their ideas. RSVP here.
  • The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs and Writing Services will be holding a number of week-long thesis/dissertation writing bootcamps during the academic year.

Lectures/Courses of Interest/Research

  • Department of History public events and lectures 2017-18
  • The Department of Law and Legal Studies invites you to public lectures to hear candidates for the FPA Canada Research Chair Tier 1 position in Immigration and Refugee Law and Policy. A public lecture will be taking place on Monday, November 27 from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. in the ODFPA Boardroom (D382 Loeb). This lecture will focus on “Performing Before the Law: The Policies and Practices of Migrant Encounters on the Front Lines.” Another lecture will be taking place on Monday, December 4 from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. in room 482 of the MacOdrum Library. This lecture will focus on “What is Air Deportation and Why Does it Matter?”
  • The Political Science Speaker Series presents “Queering international relations: Analyzing norm implementation in sexual orientation based refugee law” with PhD Candidate Jaz Dawson. This event will be taking place Friday, December 8 at 11:30 a.m. in A602 Loeb.
  • The Jean Monnet Chair in EU Relations with Russia and the Eastern Neighborhood (EUREAST), Carleton University, cordially invites you to the workshop “The European Union and Russia: Where Now?” This event will be taking place Thursday, January 18, 2018 from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. in 608 Robertson Hall. Please click here for more information.
  • The National Capital Confucius Institute at Carleton University is pleased to announce its fifth China Study Tour, including a 2 week visit to China from May 2-19, 2018, along with language and cultural sessions at Carleton University in February and March 2018.

Graduate Programs at Other Universities

Department of Anthropology at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado, new Ph.D. program with an emphasis on Place, Space, and Adaptation

University of Toronto Anthropology Graduate Open House on Friday, November 17, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.
University of Toronto Anthropology Graduate Program Brochures: Archaeology, Evolutionary, Linguistic & Semiotic, Medical, Social-Cultural

UTSA Department of Anthropology (Environmental Anthropology)

Master of Arts in Sociology Program at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo

Brock University Child and Youth Studies MA and PhD programs

Collaborative Master’s Program in Asia-Pacific Studies at the University of Toronto

Master of Arts in Global Development Studies, Queen’s University 

Graduate Studies in Anthropology, University of Victoria

PhD in Anthropology Specialization in Global Health and Medical/Psychological Anthropology, or Specialization in Globalization, Migration and International Development (SMU)

Doctoral Programs in Anthropological Archaeology (SMU)

Osgoode Hall Graduate Programs in Law