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Above: Rob tries to chip out of the rough during the lab mini-golf outing, Aug. 2016. You may or may not be surprised to learn that Rob won.

Undergraduate openings

Every summer I hire 1-3 undergraduate research assistants to work with me and my graduate students. It’s a lot of fun for you and great experience, especially if you’re thinking of going on to graduate school. If you are interested, please contact me in December or early January. You need to contact me that early because deadlines to apply for summer scholarships–PURE and NSERC USRA awards–are in late Jan. or early Feb.

Graduate openings

I am always open to enquiries from prospective graduate students at both the MSc and PhD levels. I expect PhD students to develop their own projects, with my guidance. MSc students would have a choice of projects. See Research for more.

Here is a letter I ask all prospective grad students to read. It talks about my approach to science and mentoring, and includes some questions I ask of all prospective students.

For information on how to apply to our graduate program, information on admissions standards, funding, and deadlines, etc., go here.

Graduate students are funded through a combination of TAships, scholarships, and fellowships during the academic year, and by my research grant during the summer. Mathematically-inclined students can pursue funding from PIMS.

Postdoctoral openings

If you are less than 3 years post-PhD, you can apply to do a postdoc with me via the Killam Postdoctoral Fellowship program. This is a competitive 2-year award, with health benefits and a relocation/research allowance, given out once/year by the University of Calgary. The application deadline is usually in January or February. Alternatively, if you have your own funding, I’m more than happy to hear from you!