Thinking of Grad School? Then, think Carleton. We are located in one of the most beautiful cities in Canada. As Ottawa is the capital of Canada, we offer easy access to, among other things,  government resources, embassies, non profit organizations and the high tech industry.

Diverse Programs

We have more than 100 programs, pathways and specializations to choose from. Many of our programs rely on a collaborative approach which provides you with additional context and contacts outside of your main focus area.

Faculty Expertise

Our faculty are leading experts in their fields. Check the program website, which you are interested in, to find out more about them.

Exceptional Professional Development

We have one of the most, if not THE most comprehensive professional development programs for graduate students in Canada. You can find out the details on our Grad PD website.

Supportive Environment

Carleton is known as a caring community. We work hard to foster a supportive environment that responds to your needs as soon as possible. There are numerous resources to help you succeed as a graduate student. At FGPA, there are several people who are here to help. View our organizational chart or scroll to the bottom of this page to find up-to-date contact information.

Carleton prioritizes promoting research conducted by our graduate students by writing stories and organizing training and coaching sessions to enhance students’ chances of winning research competitions such as the GRADflix competition and the Three Minute Thesis (3MT). Check out our Awards of Distinction website which features grad students who have won some of these prestigious awards.

If you have questions, please contact To book a one-on-one, 30-minute virtual consultation to learn more about graduate studies, the application process, required documents and financial aid, please book here.

Academic Administration

Patrice Smith
Phone: 613-520-2600 ext. 2934
Renée De Laire
Executive Assistant to the Dean
Phone: 613-520-2518
Onita Basu
Associate Dean, Planning and Awards
Phone: 613-520-2600 ext. 4184
Michael Hildebrand
Associate Dean, Student & Postdoctoral Affairs
Phone: 613-520-2600 ext. 2333
Daniel Siddiqi
Associate Dean, Programs
Phone: 613-520-2600 ext. 1809

Administrative Personnel

Kevin McEwan
Director, Graduate Studies & Registrar
Phone: 613-520-2600 ext. 1464
Ellen Tsaprailis
Graduate Communications & Strategic Enrolment Officer
Phone: 613-520-2600 ext. 1146
Bill Sutherland
Manager, Graduate Financing and Planning
Phone: 613-520-2600 ext. 1829
Sandra Bauer
Program Officer
Phone: 613-520-2600 ext. 8050
David Lafferty & Karim Abuawad
Co-ordinators of Graduate Professional Development
Phone: 613-520-2600 ext. 3229
Jenna McConnell
Co-ordinator, External/Internal Graduate Awards
Phone: 613-520-2600 ext. 8349