Prospective students

The next entry for graduate students is September 2024. I am trying something new this year: I will review all enquiries by prospective students on Sep 8, 2023. If you are interested in pursuing a Master’s or PhD, and your research interests are similar to ours, please email me, Natalie (nban at uvic dot ca) by Sep 7, 2023. Your email should provide your research interests and background (the more specific, the better! … about 1-2 pages) and please also attach your CV or resume. What kind of research project are you wanting to pursue during your studies? I don’t assign research topics for students, and hence I am seeking to understand your own research ideas and interests.

The research group will probably take between 1 and 2 new students each year. Many of the external funding deadlines (e.g., NSERC, SSHRC) are one year before you might start your studies, so planning ahead is crucial, and it is best to contact me much in advance of any deadlines. Please also check internal UVic and School of Environmental Studies deadlines and admission requirements, and get in touch at least a couple of months ahead of those deadlines.

I receive many more inquiries than I can take on as students. I look for students who have a demonstrated research interest (e.g., past or current related academic, volunteer, work, or life experience) in themes that overlap with my own interests. For students interesting in studies starting in September 2024, I will be reviewing inquiries on Sep. 8, 2023. I am particularly keen to mentor underrepresented students.

Unfortunately it is very difficult in Canada to find funding to support international students. It is rarely possible for me to accept international students unless the student’s country has a scholarship program to support international education.

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