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Post-Graduate Training Opportunities in Geography & Planning
in Saskatchewan, Canada



The Department of Geography & Planning at the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada is seeking to fill a number of funded opportunities for graduate students. The Department offers programmes leading to MA, MSc, and PhD degrees. Successful applicants will join a vigorous, research-oriented department with strong collaborative links to both social and natural science departments on campus, to graduate schools (Public Policy, and Environment and Sustainability), to research institutes of the Government of Saskatchewan and Environment Canada, as well as other institutions both nationally and internationally. For further information about the university, please go to: http://www.usask.ca. Information about the department and its faculty can be found at: http://artsandscience.usask.ca/geography/

Our graduate studies and research activities are focused in areas of:

  • Environmental Studies, Policy, Management, and Assessment
  • Geographic Information Science and Remote Sensing
  • Hydrological Processes and Modeling
  • Landscape Analysis and Environmental Change
  • Regional and Urban Planning
  • Aboriginal and Health Studies

Faculty use a range of research methods including quantitative and modeling techniques as well as qualitative research techniques. Field work spans the country with well instrumented field sites in the Canadian North and the Rockies as well as selected urban and rural places across the country. The Department hosts a Canada Research Chair in Environmental Change and Water Resources and is equipped with graduate student offices, laboratories, and research space for both the social and natural sciences with recent investments provided by the Canadian Foundation for Innovation, University and Province of Saskatchewan. The department also shares the university commitment to develop partnerships between communities and the university and to engage in research projects that improve conditions for people living in the province.

LOCATION

The University of Saskatchewan is a major research intensive institution of about 19,000 students located on one of the most pleasant university campuses in Canada.

TO APPLY

Application deadline for funding: February 15, 2012

Applications can be completed on-line at http://www.usask.ca/cgsr/index.php.

Applicants must complete the following:

  • application form: completed online
  • letters from 3 referees: this form is completed online. Your referees will receive an email with a link to the form once you submit your application
  • A statement of research interest or letter of intent: this is a personal statement of about 2 pages outlining your research interests and indicating how your research intersects with the research interests of members of the department
  • official transcripts from all institutions where you have studied: these must be sent directly by the university or in a sealed envelope
  • If English is NOT the language of instruction, students must complete a TOEFL or IELTS exam: requirements for this are set out in the website of the College of Graduate Studies and Research
  • $75 CDN application fee: paid by cash, money order, Visa, Mastercard, cheque on a Canadian bank

Please have materials below sent to

Dr. Xulin Guo, Chair, Graduate Program
c/o Ms Phyllis Baynes
Department of Geography & Planning
University of Saskatchewan
117 Science Place
Saskatoon, SK Canada
S7N 5C8

The department is not able to accept applications by email.

To find out more about the necessary forms or other administrative details, please contact:

Ms Phyllis Baynes
Secretary responsible for graduate students,
Department of Geography and Planning
phyllis.baynes@usask.ca

posted: 24 November 2011     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.