We’re always looking to take on new students who are passionate about forest management issues, and are interested in performing graduate research in an area relevant to the IFD lab. If you’re interested in pursuing a research intensive MSc or PhD and think you’d like to do so with us, contact Oscar Venter to discuss current opportunities (oscar dot venter at unbc dot ca). At times we may have funding already available, otherwise we’ll encourage you to find their own funding sources.

Many of the external funding deadlines (e.g., NSERC, SSHRC) are one year before you might start your studies, so plan ahead and contact Oscar well in advance of any deadlines. Please also check internal UNBC deadlines and admission requirements.

Current funded opportunities:



Graduate student

MSc student in urban forest ecosystem services

PhD student in urban forest ecosystem services

PhD or MSc in forest management

Research Assistant