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

Several graduate students have successfully graduated and they all have either found jobs in the field or other academic research opportunities. This has been possible despite the fact that Algoma does not currently offer a graduate program. However, through Adjunct status at other universities I can advise students that obtain their degrees from those institutions. This actually opens the door to a number of interesting collaborations and added opportunities for students who end up taking advantage of more resources, including support from their supervisors. 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. 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!

Currently I co-supervise graduate students with:

Dr. Kari E. Dunfield - University of Guelph

Dr. Frederique Guinel - Wilfrid Laurier University

Dr. Robert Colautti - Queens University


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 BiologyAlgoma University, 1520 Queen Street East, Sault Ste. Marie, ON, P6A 2G4, Canada