January 5, 2021 (BC/AB)

January 5, 2021 (BC/AB)

British Columbia and Alberta

IMNP Virtual Graduate Student Recruitment Fair

January 5th

10:00 am PST/ 1:00 pm EST until 11:30 am PST/2:30 pm EST

You can join ALL the meetings using the following link:

BlueJeans Link:  https://bluejeans.com/993653874BlueJeans works best if you download BlueJeans (find the download here). There is also an app available for your phone and tablet. If you have any other questions, please email us at ombaashi@tru.ca. 

Researchers

British Columbia

Jeff Corntassel – University of Victoria

1. What level of students are you seeking?
PhD and Postdoc

2. Do your potential students have the opportunity to work on a funded project? Yes – will be a SSHRC partnership grant

3. Is your program/work interdisciplinary?
Yes – will be working on work around sustainability, climate justice, and Indigenous self-determination

4. Are there any prerequisites for admission?
UVic prereqs – MA completed before PhD – strong background in Indigenous Studies/Politics

5. Is student/family housing available? Moving costs?
Through UVic but not through CIRCLE

6. Do you have a website?
Yes: https://www.uvic.ca/research/centres/circle/index.php

 7. A fun fact about yourself.
I used to be a radio dj when I was an undergrad

Billie Allan – University of Victoria

1. What level of students are you seeking?
Masters
PhD (by special arrangement – for more information see: https://www.uvic.ca/graduate/programs/specialized-programs/graduate-programs-by-special-arrangement/index.php)

2. Do your potential students have the opportunity to work on a funded project
Possibly.

3. Is your program/work interdisciplinary?
Primarily focused within social work; opportunity to take electives in other departments (i.e. Indigenous Governance, Public Health, Indigenous Nationhood, Indigenous Education, Child and Youth Care, etc.) and to collaborate with other students and researchers in other health and helping disciplines. 

4. Are there any prerequisites for admission?
Admission to the Master of Social Work Indigenous Specialization (MSWI) or general Master of Social Work (MSWA) programs require either: 1) a Bachelor of Social Work degree; or 2) successful completion of a one year Master of Social Work Foundation (MSWF) program.  UVic admits MSWI and MSWF students in alternating years (i.e. MSWF students in fall 2021, MSWI students in fall 2022) and MSWA students every year.   Applicants interested in a SPARR PhD require a master’s degree preferably in social work.  More information about the MSW programs can be accessed here: https://www.uvic.ca/hsd/socialwork/current/msw/index.php

5. Is student family/housing available? Moving costs?
UVic offers student and student family housing:
https://www.uvic.ca/residence/
New housing initiatives underway at UVic will include Indigenous student housing set to open in 2022-2023:
https://www.uvic.ca/campusplanning/current-projects/new-student-housing/index.php

6. Do you have a website?
No.

7. A fun fact about yourself.
I am hilarious – if only to myself 😉

Alberta

Dr. Pam Roach – University of Calgary

1. What level of students are you seeking? i.e. Masters, PhD, Postdoc
Probably Masters at this point

2. Do your potential students have the opportunity to work on a funded project? Probably – waiting for some grants to be reviewed but am hopeful I will have support for students

3. Is your program/work interdisciplinary? 
Yes, certainly. There is room for connections between medicine, community services, primary care, specialist care, nursing, social work, education etc

4. Are there any prerequisites for admission?
https://grad.ucalgary.ca/future-students/how-apply

https://cumming.ucalgary.ca/departments/community-health-sciences/students/programs-courses

5. Is student/family housing available? Moving costs?
I think so, yes but I don’t think moving costs are covered. Certainly, there are a number of funding opportunities that can help with moving costs 

6. Do you have a website?
Just the boring academic ones:

https://hbi.ucalgary.ca/profiles/dr-pamela-roach

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Pamela_Roach

https://scholar.google.ca/citations?user=LmWRKKkAAAAJ&hl=en

7. A fun fact about yourself.
Huge Star Wars fan. Mark Hamill tweeted my son last week

Dr. Adam Murry – University of Calgary

1. What level of students are you seeking? i.e. Masters, PhD, Postdoc
Masters or PHD

2. Do your potential students have the opportunity to work on a funded project?
Yes, although many projects are not funded.

3. Is your program/work interdisciplinary? 
Yes. It depends on the project which discipline overlaps.

4. Are there any prerequisites for admission?
Pre-req’s set by the department of psychology (UofC)

5. Is student/family housing available? Moving costs?
Unsure. There is student housing on campus, I’m not sure if my department pitches in for moving costs.

6. Do you have a website?
adammurry.wixsite.com

7. A fun fact about yourself.
I play the drums/train Brazilian Jiu Jitzu

Dr. Ranjan Datta – Mount Royal University

1. What level of students are you seeking? i.e. Masters, PhD, Postdoc
Master or PhD RA

2. Do your potential students have the opportunity to work on a funded project?
Yes

3. Is your program/work interdisciplinary? 
Yes, My research is fully interdisciplinary

4. Are there any prerequisites for admission?
No

5. Is student/family housing available? Moving costs?
RA work will online

6. Do you have a website?
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Ranjan_Datta2

7. A fun fact about yourself.
I love community gardening and learning stories from Elders

 

Dr. Chris Westbury – University of Alberta

1. What level of students are you seeking? i.e. Masters, PhD, Postdoc
Both.

2. Do your potential students have the opportunity to work on a funded project
Yes. Most of our faculty are funded, researchers.

3. Is your program/work interdisciplinary? 
Psychology is inherently interdisciplinary. We have strong ties with the neuroscience program, the biological sciences, and computer science.

4. Are there any prerequisites for admission?
Yes, these are listed on https://www.ualberta.ca/psychology/graduate-studies/application-information/index.html

5. Is student/family housing available? Moving costs?
The University of Alberta has both student and family housing on campus. Moving costs are not covered.

6. Do you have a website?
Yes: https://www.ualberta.ca/psychology/index.html

7. A fun fact about yourself.
Since I would not be representing myself but rather my department, a [slightly] fun fact about the department is that our undergraduate teaching is huge: we have nearly 13,000 undergraduate enrolments per year.

 

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