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.
Algoma does not currently offer a graduate program. However, through Adjunct status at the University of Guelph 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.
In addition to the funded position listed above, have funds 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. If you are a citizen of Brazil, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Norway, Russia and Switzerland you may be eligible for a Government of Canada Post-doctoral research fellowship. Please contact me if you are interested in applying for one or more of these agencies.
Why Sault Ste Marie?
The city is a hub for forestry and invasive species research at the university, the Ontario Forestry Research Institute, Great Lakes Forestry Institute and the Invasive Species Centre (which includes a new level 2 quarantine). All of these organizations are located in close proximity to the main campus. Sault Ste. Marie is a great place to live. Just think that you are right beside the largest forest in the world (the boreal forest) and the Great Lakes. People are friendly and welcoming.