top of page

Graduate Student Position(s) in Applied Aquatic Ecology

Looking for an opportunity to address real-world water quality issues?


The Finlay lab is seeking graduate students (either MSc or PhD) to conduct research in aquatic ecology at the University of Regina, Canada. Projects will involve using Community Based Water Monitoring for recreational and agricultural water use. These projects will engage with community volunteers, and use the data they collect to address real world issues surrounding water quality.

These positions provide unique training opportunities for students, including:

  • Interdisciplinary research (natural sciences, social sciences, political sciences)

  • Engagement and collaboration with NGOs (Water Rangers) and government agencies (Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture and Water Security Agency)

  • Access to and training on state-of-the-art environmental monitoring instrumentation (Institute of Environmental Change and Society)

  • Research on understudied aquatic ecosystems of the Northern Great Plains

  • Contribution to a highly engaging and supportive research environment


The successful graduate student(s) will have a background in biology, ecology, geography, or related discipline. Previous experience and comfort with travel in rural environments and working on the water are assets, but additional safety and fieldwork training will be provided. The successful applicant(s) will be supported in the publication of their research in leading journals and presentations at national and international conferences. Graduate stipend is min. $24,000 (CAD) per year, and funding for field work and conferences will be covered. 

Interested individuals should provide unofficial transcripts, CVs, a letter outlining relevant background and interest in the research at the U of R, and contact information for at least two references to Kerri Finlay ( Feel free to email for more information!

Review of applications will begin Feb 15, 2024 and will continue until the positions are filled.

_URE4109 new 8x12.jpg
bottom of page