Department of Geography – University of Victoria
Our highly collegial and productive Raincoast Applied Conservation Science Lab is seeking expressions of interest for a MSc or PhD position to begin in Fall of 2024. The developing project will assess wildlife-habitat relationships in coastal British Columbia through the use of contemporary statistical approaches. Specifically, we aim to quantify how species of ecological and cultural importance have responded to industrial logging at multiple scales using detection data from remote cameras. Additionally, this research may include dimensions related to other types of human disturbance and climate change. Field work and remote camera deployment will likely begin summer 2024 before the September 2024 graduate intake.
We seek applicants with the following skills and attributes:
· Collegial, compassionate, and committed to healthy relationships within the lab and with those whom we partner (First Nations communities and governments)
· Strong quantitative analysis skills, demonstrated via an Honours or MSc thesis/publications
· Interest in the application of evidence to policy
· Desire to practice informed outreach and youth education
· Exceptional initiative and conscientiousness
· Experience with demanding field work, ideally in leadership positions
· Suitability and commitment to apply for NSERC and other fellowships
Our trainees receive strong intellectual, collegial, and financial support. We provide $35K/year (across all funding sources, which includes the requirement to serve as a Teaching Assistant for only 1 term-long course over the entire degree).
Application packages should be sent to email@example.com and include: 1-page cover letter, CV, unofficial transcripts and formatted as one PDF with a file name that starts with their last name, e.g. “Jones graduate application 2023”. Applicants can additionally enclose copies of publications. Application period closes 15 October. Only those selected for interviews will be contacted (in late October).