Thank you for your interest in joining The Conservation Decisions Lab. I generally take on 1-2 new graduate students each year depending on my research funding and your ability to secure a scholarship. As a supervisor, I aim to inspire innovation, and excellence in critical thinking, excellent quantitative skills and ability to think and work across disciplines. In return, I expect students to be intelligent, curious, motivated and hard-working, as well as good collaborators and lab citizens, helping to foster a stimulating, supportive, diverse and inclusive research environment.
If you are interested in undertaking a graduate degree with me, please email me well before the Faculty of Forestry’s application deadline and include a CV, your GPA or equivalent and scholarships you have applied for, in addition to a short (3-5 sentences) description of your interests and how they compliment The Conservation Decisions Lab.
Securing funding is a key ingredient to being accepted into graduate school.
For Canadian students there are several options to explore: Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Masters fellowships, PhD fellowships , PhD Vanier fellowship and post-doctoral fellowship Programs and PDF Banting
For international PhD students check out NSERC Vanier
For international post-docs check out Banting, Killam, and Liber Ero. If you are interested in applying for one of these post-doc fellowships to work with me, please contact me well in advance of the deadlines, as I can only support one candidate a year.
There are also a number of scholarships and awards for national and international students available through The Faculty of Forestry. I encourage you to apply for multiple scholarships to support both your salary and your research interests. Teaching assistantships and research assistantships are also available to top-up scholarships.