Graduate Research Opportunities

Current Research Opportunities

Dear Colleagues,

I am looking for a graduate student interested in rural-urban social networks for MA in Environmental Policy (MAEP) program, Memorial University, for a September 2020 start.

The student will be working on a recently funded project that examines rural-urban public space activism in Canada and France, and includes qualitative research with farmers who have occupied city-centre public spaces with tractors and farm animals to protest international trade agreement, and the pro-pipeline truck conveys which rolled across rural Canada to gridlock Ottawa in 2019.

The potential MA student should:

  • have a background in geography, environmental studies, or a related discipline;
  • excellent academic research, writing, and communication skills;
  • an interest in cultural geography, rural studies, and social justice;
  • experience with qualitative research methods and a strong academic background.

Start date: September 2020

Funding: A stipend of $17,500/year for two years, and an additional $2,500 in travel and research funding over the duration of the degree.

Location: Students will be based at the Environmental Policy Institute (EPI), Grenfell Campus, Memorial University, which is located in Corner Brook, Newfoundland. More details on EPI can be found here: https://grenfell-epi.com/ and Graduate Studies at Memorial University here: https://www.mun.ca/become/graduate/programs/

To apply: Interested students should send a CV, transcript, and short cover letter to rozat@grenfell.mun.ca by January 30th. The successful applicant will then be invited to submit their documents to the MAEP program.

Roza Tchoukaleyska
Assistant Professor, Environment and Sustainability
Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland
20 University Drive
Corner Brook, NL, Canada A2H 5G4