Prospective students

Undergraduate students

If you'd like to learn more about the research in the lab come chat with me about potential projects. You can start by volunteering and eventually do your final thesis project with me.†

Graduate students

At the moment I have one Ph.D. position available. See ad†here. In addition.†Algoma does not currently offer a graduate program. However, through Adjunct status at other universities I can advise students that would obtain their degrees from Guelph. This opens the door to a number of interesting collaborations. If you are interested please contact me and let me know about your academic background, research experience and interests and when you would like to start. I encourage students to apply for funding and serve as teaching assistants or sessional lecturers. This will be beneficial †financially and professionally. Funding opportunities are available through NSERC and Ontario Graduate Scholarship.

International students are very welcome too. If you are a foreign student interested in studying with me, I will help you prepare applications to funding agencies in your country or region (see some links on the left). It was through an opportunity like this that I came to Canada.


Funds are available to support your research if it fits with my program. However, your salary would have to be at least partially funded through a fellowship. A list of opportunities is available on the right. Call for the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship is now open. Please contact me if you are interested in applying for a postdoctoral fellowship.

Why Sault Ste Marie?

The city is a hub for forestry research at the Ontario Forestry Research Institute and Great Lakes Forestry Institute. These organizations are located in close proximity to the main campus. †Sault Ste. Marie is a great place to live, right beside the largest forest and lakes in the world. People are friendly and welcoming.

Department of Biology,†Algoma University,†1520 Queen Street East,†Sault Ste. Marie,†ON, P6A 2G4,†Canada