Current Opportunities

Positions Available

About the position:
The Community-Engaged CoLab is seeking to recruit two Mi’kmaw graduate students for the Master of Environmental Studies program at Dalhousie University. The students will work on SSHRC Race, Gender, Diversity (RGD) Initiative grant funded project titled “Jiksitatulti’kw: listening to each other” which aims to generate knowledge to support Indigenous leadership in natural resource governance and inform research initiatives affecting Mi’kmaw communities in Mi’kma’ki.

This project is led by Unama’ki Institute for Natural Resources (UINR) www.uinr.ca and has been developed collaboratively by UINR and Dalhousie University. The expected start date for the student to begin their program is 1st September, 2023.

About the Program:
The Master of Environmental Studies (MES) program at Dalhousie is designed to train and mentor students in the process of independent research on natural resource and environmental issues, within a collegial, interdisciplinary community of scholars. The 2-year program includes a research thesis component completed under the supervision of SRES faculty member(s). For this project, supervision will also include project partners from UINR.

Funding:
Funding is available to support tuition costs and living expenses for the recruited students. A total of $15,000/year for two years will be provided for each position for tuition and expenses. Additional funds and scholarships from federal and provincial agencies as well as Dalhousie University are also available to graduate students.

Contact:
If you are interested in applying or have queries, please reach out to Dr. Melanie Zurba (Melanie.Zurba@dal.ca) no later than 19th December, 2022.