Health Sciences Student Funding Opportunity: Dr. Vicki Kristman

For September 2019 admissions, all applicants to a program with Specialization in Epidemiology, and proposing to conduct a thesis with Dr. Vicki Kristman, in the area of injury or work disability prevention will be considered for an additional Entrance Scholarship. Preference will be given to MHSc applicants. Dr. Kristman has 4 awards available for 2019 entry:

1) One award of $12,000 will be made available to the highest ranking applicant for 2019 entry. This Epidemiology Entrance Scholarship is made available through part of Dr. Vicki Kristman's CIHR New Investigator Award.

2) Another award of $6,000 will be made available to the next most competitive applicant for 2019 entry. This Epidemiology Entrance Scholarship is also made available through part of Dr. Vicki Kristman's CIHR New Investigator Award.

3) An award of $6,000 in entrance scholarship is also available to participate in a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)-funded project titled "Understanding labour force participation, work productivity and disability in the Indigenous context: a partnership with the Nokiiwin Tribal Council”. The successful student will be expected to contribute considerable effort to the project and develop a thesis related to this project. An additional $10,000 stipend will be available to support the student throughout the program. Please contact Dr. Kristman directly for more details about the project.

4) An award of $6,000 in entrance scholarship is also available for a student to conduct a thesis project relating to the “Work disability prevention in Ontario: testing a supervisor training intervention” funded by the Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation (OMRI). The awarded student will be expected to develop a thesis related to this project. Please contact Dr. Kristman directly for more details about the project.

All students awarded scholarships through Dr. Kristman will become student members of “EPID@Work” (The new Research Institute for Enhancing Prevention of Injury and Disability at Work).

Funding Year(s): 2019/2020

How to Apply:  No specific application is required for any of these awards beyond application to the program. For the SSHRC-funded and OMRI-funded awards, please include some thoughts around a potential thesis topic in your letter of intent. It is recommended that you contact Dr. Kristman for further details before preparing your application.

Internal Deadline: Friday, February 1, 2019

Award Category: Scholarship

Comments:  For more Health Sciences funding opportunities, see our Student Funding Opportunities page

Funding Source: Internal

Programs Applicable To:
Health Sciences
Public Health

Funding Level: Masters

 

Masters position with specialization in Social-ecological systems, sustainability, and health: Dr. Lindsay Galway

Lakehead University is looking for an exceptional candidate to undertake Masters level research relating to climate change as part of Dr. Galway’s research program. Possible areas of focus include climate change impacts on health, climate change communication, solastalgia, health adaptation planning with First nations communities, and walkability/bikeability. All applicants to the MHSc program with Specialization in Social-ecological systems, sustainability, and health and proposing to conduct a thesis with Dr. Galway will be considered for an Entrance Scholarship of $6,000. This Entrance Scholarship is made available through Dr. Galway’s SSHRC Insight Development Grant.  

 

Additional funding may be available through a Graduate Assistant position valued at an additional $12,304 per year (benefits included).

Funding Year(s): 2019/2020

Value: $6,000.00 (The values for each opportunity vary)

How to Apply:  No specific application required beyond application to the MHSc program (in Social-ecological systems, sustainability, and health specialization).  It is recommended that you contact Dr. Galway (lgalway@lakeheadu.ca) for specific details before submitting your application.

Internal Deadline: February 1, 2019

Award Category: Scholarship

Comments:  For more Health Sciences funding opportunities, see our Student Funding Opportunities page

Programs Applicable To: 

Health Sciences

Public Health

Funding Level: Masters

Master of Health Sciences Student Funding Opportunity: Dr. Lynn Martin

For September 2019 admissions, all applicants to the on-campus, thesis-based Master of Health Sciences program proposing to conduct a thesis with Dr. Lynn Martin will be considered for an additional Entrance Scholarship of $6,000, in addition to a Graduate Assistantship. Dr. Martin has two (2) awards are available:

An award of $6,000 in entrance scholarship is available for a student who will participate in a project funded by the Canadian Frailty Network, titled "Promoting intersectoral collaboration to support adults with developmental disabilities who are frail in the community”. The successful student will be expected to meaningfully contribute to the project and develop a thesis related to this project.

An award of $6,000 in entrance scholarship is available for a student who will participate in a project funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, titled "EUREKA! An electronic decision aid for empowering individuals with concurrent mental health and substance use conditions”. The successful student will be expected to meaningfully contribute to the project and develop a thesis related to this project.

Please contact Dr. Martin for more information on these opportunities.

Funding Year(s): 2019/2020

How to Apply:  No specific application is required for either of these awards beyond inclusion of thoughts around a potential thesis topic in your letter of intent in the application to the Master of Health Sciences program, including application to any of the following specializations within the Master of Health Sciences program (see below for list of eligible Master of Health Sciences programs). It is recommended that you contact Dr. Martin for further details before preparing your application.

Internal Deadline: Friday, February 1, 2019

Award Category: Scholarship

Comments:  For more Health Sciences funding opportunities, see our Student Funding Opportunities page

Funding Source: Internal

Programs Applicable To

Health Sciences
Health Sciences, Specialization in Gerontology
Health Sciences, Specialization in Epidemiology

Funding Level: Masters

Student Funding Opportunity: Dr. Rebecca Schiff and the Mino Bimaadiziwin Partnership

Students are invited to apply for a limited number of scholarships available through the SSHRC funded Mino Bimaadiziwin Partnership

The vision of the Mino Bimaadiziwin Partnership is to realize the potential of post-secondary education for student outcomes, Indigenous self-determination and Mino Bimaadiziwin through community-led, project-based education in remote First Nations communities in Manitoba. These partnerships focus on building healthy housing, food sovereignty, sustainable energy, and drinking water quality. For more information about the Partnership visit http://ecohealthcircle.com/

First Nations as well as Métis and Inuit students are particularly encouraged to apply. For other information or to apply please contact Dr. Rebecca Schiff at rschiff@lakeheadu.ca

Funding Year(s): 2019-2023

Value: TBD

The values for each opportunity vary; funding generally includes an entrance scholarship of at least $5000 as well as travel and research funding

How to Apply:  No specific application required beyond application to the program specifying interest in the " Mino Bimaadiziwin Partnership " project.  It is recommended that you contact Dr. Schiff for specific details before preparing your application.

Internal Deadline: Friday, February 1, 2019

Award Category: Scholarship/Travel & Research funding

Funding Source: Internal

Funding Level: Masters/Ph.D.

Masters Position in Sustainable Food Systems and Fisheries Governance in the Lake Superior Region: Dr. Charles Levkoe

Student Funding Opportunity: Dr. Charles Levkoe – Food Sovereignty and Sustainable Food Systems

Dr. Charles Levkoe is seeking an exceptional candidate to undertake Masters or PhD research on issues of agroecology, food security, food sovereignty, ecological and social health, food policy and governance and/or food systems sustainability. Given the scope and potential impacts of food systems, it is particularly critical to understand their dynamics as they emerge and evolve in response to their surroundings within a context geared primarily toward the dominant industrial system. The successful candidate will be expected to work effectively in the dynamic area of food systems, develop meaningful partnerships with community-based practitioners, actively work toward establishing a strong publication record, and assist in seeking external funding.

Funding Year(s): ongoing

Value:  The values for each opportunity vary; funding may also include, entrance scholarships, a graduate assistantship, as well as travel and research funding

How to Apply:  Please send a letter of interest, a CV, transcripts and the names of two references to Charles Levkoe clevkoe@lakeheadu.ca.  Candidates will also need to apply (by the appropriate deadline) to an appropriate department at Lakehead University.

Program Applicable To: This opportunity is open to students registered in any program at Lakehead University.

Funding Level: Masters or PhD

Ph.D. Position with the Lake Superior Living Labs Network at Lakehead University: Dr. Charles Levkoe, Dr. Lindsay Galway

Lakehead University is looking for an exceptional candidate to undertake Ph.D. level research relating to campus sustainability funded through the Lake Superior Living labs Network (LSLLN). We are offering funding of $10,000/year for three years (providing satisfactory performance and pending funding availability). Additional funding may be available through a Graduate Assistant position valued at an additional $12,304 per year (benefits included). 

 

The Lake Superior Living Labs Network has evolved from relationships between Lakehead University, the University of Minnesota Duluth, Algoma University and a number of non-profit organizations, First Nations and tribal governments across the Lake Superior watershed. The LSLLNworks with new and existing academic and community partners to increase the impact of sustainability related teaching, research, and action, with a focus identifying innovative solutions to issues at the nexus of water and land, climate, and health.

Students with familiarity and interest in campus-community partnership, sustainability, and/or issues at the nexus of water and land, climate, and health are encouraged to apply. 

The successful Ph.D. candidate will actively support the emerging research and organization of the Living Labs Network working with a range of community partners across the Lake Superior Watershed. Additionally, the student will be expected to actively work towards establishing a strong publication record and assisting in seeking external funding. A successful applicant would begin their studiesin September 2019.

Funding Year(s): 2019-2023

Value: $30,000 (The values for each opportunity vary)

How to Apply:  To apply for this position, please send a letter of interest, a CV, transcripts and the names of two references via email to L. Galway (lgalway@lakeheadu.ca) by no later thanDecember 15, 2018.  Candidates will also need to apply (by the appropriate deadline) to undertake their PhD at Lakehead University. Please direct any questions to lgalway@lakeheadu.ca.   

Award Category: Scholarship/Travel & Research funding

Funding Level: Ph.D.