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Opportunities for Graduate Study: Departments of History, Geography, and Biology - Memorial University of Newfoundland

Drs. Arn Keeling, Department of Geography, John Sandlos, Department of History, and Yolanda Wiersma, Department of Biology, Memorial University of Newfoundland, are seeking two graduate students at the MA level to work on the project, <> "Abandoned Mines in Northern Canada: Historical Consequences and Mitigation of Current Impacts." Funding is available for these positions through Memorial University and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.

Positions Available:

Master's degree (MA) and/or PhD in History

In addition to completing required courses for the History MA or PhD, the successful candidate will develop a major paper or dissertation research project involving primary research on the history of mining in northern Canada, particularly the historical economic impact of mining in the region.

Two Year Master's (MA or M.Sc.) in Geography

1. Using facilities in Dr. Yolanda Wiersma's Landscape Ecology and Spatial Analysis (LESA) Lab in the Biology Department at Memorial University of Newfoundland, the successful graduate student will use Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) ArcInfo GIS software to analyze landscape and ecological changes in the regions surrounding one or two of our case study communities.

2. Under the supervision of Dr. Keeling, one MA position is available to study northern Canadian mining development from an environmental history/cultural geography perspective. This position includes opportunities for conducting fieldwork and community-based research in northern communities.

Comprehensive funding packages are available, with opportunities to augment the amount through scholarships or Graduate Assistantships. These positions offer students the opportunity to work with an interdisciplinary team of researchers while pursuing their individual research interests and goals.

Memorial University of Newfoundland is one of Canada's leading comprehensive research institutions. The university is located in St. John's, a unique and culturally vibrant city set within stunning natural beauty.

Interested applicants should contact:

Dr. Arn Keeling ( or John Sandlos (

Although the funding packages are tied to the researchers, prospective students must follow the formal application process for graduate school at Memorial University of Newfoundland. For more information on the School of Graduate Studies go to