Graduate Student Opportunity with the Canadian Museum of Nature

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The Canadian Museum of Nature is currently seeking applications from students who are seeking to commence a master’s program at a Canadian post-secondary institution to participate in its Scientific Training Program.  The selected individual will be offered the opportunity to participate in the Program as a Research Assistantship for a two-year term commencing in or around September 2022 during which the Museum will support their undertaking a research project related to biodiversity or geodiversity in one of the disciplines of study at the Canadian Museum of Nature: botany, mineralogy, palaeobiology, or zoology, or in a field relevant to the museum’s archival collections. Proposed research is expected to be collections-based and may involve field work.

The Research Assistantship will undertake their master’s program under the advisement or co-advisement of a Canadian Museum of Nature Research and Collections professional. Applications from environmental historians and related fields are encouraged.

The Museum will provide the Research Assistantship a stipend of $17,500/year and a research budget of up to $5,000 per year to support their research program (e.g., lab costs, field work, conference participation).  

For more information, including how to apply and French-language instructions, see:

Feature Image: “Ottawa Ontario On ~ Canada ~ Canadian Museum of Nature” by Onasill ~ Bill is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0.
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Daniel is an Associate Professor in the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability at Western Michigan University. He is an editor for The Otter-La loutre and is part of the NiCHE executive. A transnational environmental historian who focuses on Canadian-American border waters and energy issues, particularly in the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence basin, Daniel is the author or co-editor of four books, including the recently-published "Fixing Niagara Falls: Environment, Energy, and Engineers at the World's Most Famous Waterfall." He has finished a book on the environmental and energy history of Canada-U.S. relations (forthcoming 2023) and is finishing another book on the environmental history of Lake Ontario. He is starting a new research project on Canada's international climate change policies. Website: Twitter: @Danny__Mac__

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