Current Opportunities

Positions Available

About the position:
The Community-Engaged CoLab is seeking to recruit two Indigenous graduate students for the Master of Environmental Studies, Master of Resource and Environmental management, or Master of Marine Management programs 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 and identify what makes a project Mi’kmaw-led. This will inform future research initiatives affecting Mi’kmaw communities in Mi’kma’ki. This project is led by Unama’ki Institute for Natural Resources (UINR) and has been developed collaboratively by UINR and Dalhousie University. The expected start date for the student to begin their program is 1st September, 2024.

About the Program:
The position can be pursued through the Master of Environmental Studies (MES), Master of Resource and Environmental Management (MREM), or the Master of Marine Management (MMM) programs at Dalhousie. These programs are 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 programs include a research thesis/project component completed under the supervision of SRES faculty member(s). For this project, supervision will also include project partners from UINR.

Funds are available to contribute to supporting tuition costs and living expenses of the recruited students and will depend on their chosen program of study. Additional funds and scholarships from federal and provincial agencies as well as Dalhousie University are also available to graduate students.

If you are interested in applying or have queries, please reach out to Dr. Melanie Zurba ( Applications will be evaluated on an ongoing basis. However, applicants must consider institutional deadlines for the programs mentioned (visit Dalhousie graduate programs website).