Student Research Opportunities

The research opportunities listed below are available to students of all disciplines.

Please contact researchers directly for more information on a specific research opportunity or to submit an application.

To post a research opportunity please contact Nicole Balliet at nicole.balliet@unbc.ca or Sharleen Balogh at sharleen.balogh@unbc.ca and provide the information requested below.


Available Positions

Graduate Studies Opportunity in Social Innovation relating to Sustainable Food Systems

Location/Campus: UNBC - Prince George Campus
Discipline (e.g. Chemistry): Sustainability/Social Innovation
Level of Study (UG, Master's, PhD): Master's
Paid, Volunteer or Credit Position: Paid (Stipend and Operational Budget)
Start Date of Position: To be determined
Job/Project Description: Project Description and Application Instructions
Specific Skills Required: Academic excellence; Applied research experience; Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills; Project management skills; Interdisciplinary collaboration experience
Application Deadline: September 30, 2019 (applications will be accepted until the position is filled)
Name of Researcher: Dr. Art Fredeen and Dr. Mark Groulx
Contact Information: art.fredeen@unbc.ca and mark.groulx@unbc.ca


Autumn Diets of Grouse of Northern BC

Location/Campus: UNBC - Prince George Campus
Discipline (e.g. Chemistry): Natural Resources or Biology
Level of Study (UG, Master's, PhD): Undergrad (3rd or 4th year)
Paid, Volunteer or Credit Position: Unpaid
Start Date of Position: January 2020 to April 2021
Job/Project Description: Project Description
Specific Skills Required: Independet Study Project potential
Application Deadline: Applications accepted until position is filled
Name of Researcher: Dr. Roy Rea
Contact Information: reav@unbc.ca


Global Trends in Moose Management

Location/Campus: UNBC - Prince George Campus
Discipline (e.g. Chemistry): Natural Resources or Biology
Level of Study (UG, Master's, PhD): Undergrad (3rd or 4th year)
Paid, Volunteer or Credit Position: Unpaid
Start Date of Position: September 2019 - April 2020
Job/Project Description: Project Description
Specific Skills Required: Independent Study Project potential
Application Deadline: Applications accepted until position is filled
Name of Researcher: Dr. Roy Rea
Contact Information: reav@unbc.ca


Research Assistant

Location/Campus: UNBC - Prince George Campus
Discipline (e.g. Chemistry): Wood Science/Forestry
Level of Study (UG, Master's, PhD): Undergrad (3rd or 4th year) or Grad Student
Paid, Volunteer or Credit Position: Paid - $15.00/hr.
Start Date of Position: ASAP
Job/Project Description: up to 20 hours/week until the samples are complete (likely for the fall semester only). Student will be working on tree ring sample preparation and analysis. Successful applicant will learn chemical extraction techniques, tree-ring cross-dating, and densitometry.
Specific Skills Required: Detail-oriented, good time management, organized, WHMIS and lab safety courses completed.
Application Deadline: Sept. 30, 2019
Name of Researcher: Dr. Lisa Wood
Contact Information: lisa.wood@unbc.ca


Research Assistant

Location/Campus: University Hospital of Northern British Columbia (UHNBC), Prince George
Discipline (e.g. Chemistry): Health or Social Sciences
Level of Study (UG, Master's, PhD): Undergraduate or Graduate Student, Master's preferred
Paid, Volunteer or Credit Position: Paid - $23.09-$27.28 (Hourly)
Start Date of Position: December 1st, 2019
Job/Project Description: A highly motivated, experienced Research Assistant (RA) is needed to assist with data collection on a nationally-funded study, "Promoting Health Equity for Indigenous and non-Indigenous People in Emergency Departments". The Research Assistant will interpret and implement study procedures to collect quantitative data from participants at the UHNBC Emergency Department.
Specific Skills Required:  Excellent interpersonal skills are essential for relating with patients and accompanying persons in a respectful way, and collecting data in busy clinical environments. Demonstrated familiarity with Indigenous peoples' health, vulnerable or marginalized populations, and health and social inequities is required. 
Application Deadline: Oct. 15th, 2019 
Name of Researcher: Prince George project will be led by Dr. Erin Wilson (UNBC School of Nursing)
Contact Information: EQUIP Emergency: equip.uhnbc@ubc.ca