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Graduate Students Hydrology
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Wilfrid Laurier University
  • Graduate Position

Wilfrid Laurier University invites applications for MSc and PhD graduate student research opportunities in understanding and predicting Arctic hydrologic change under a rapidly changing climate in the Canadian Arctic. These full-time positions will begin 1 September 2021 and will be located in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.

Research for these graduate student positions is focused on the Trail Valley Creek (TVC) Research station north of Inuvik, Northwest Territories (NWT), Canada. Research has been continuously carried out at TVC and the nearby Havikpak Creek watershed for the last 30 years. This research has allowed the development of a unique, long term dataset, and the testing and development of hydrologic models.

Potential research could include:

  • Analysis of long-term climate and hydrologic data sets at TVC and nearby areas to understand past changes in hydrology;
  • Hydrologic process studies of snow accumulation and melt, hillslope hydrology, and development of taliks and effects on suprapermafrost groundwater flow;
  • Testing and improvement of high-resolution hydrologic models to consider past changes in hydrology; and/or
  • Applying these improved hydrologic models to understand the effects of climate change scenarios on future hydrology.

Ideal candidates should have previous degrees in relevant disciplines (e.g., geography, environmental science, engineering, physics, atmospheric science), and should possess aptitude and enthusiasm for understanding the impacts of climate change on Arctic hydrology. The University especially encourage applicants with an interest in high-resolution hydrologic modeling. Proficiency with appropriate modelling tools is essential. Experience in northern environments is an asset, but not required.

For admission in September 2021, candidates are encouraged to contact Dr. Philip Marsh.

Applicants must submit a cover letter highlighting relevant experience and their interest in joining the research team, a list of courses taken and marks, and a curriculum vitae via email to Philip Marsh at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the subject line “AHRG Graduate Student.”

Application deadline: Open until filled

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For questions, contact:
Philip Marsh
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