The Food Security Research Network and the Department of Health Sciences at Lakehead University are looking for up to three exceptional candidates to conduct Northern food policy research as part of the Master of Health Sciences program. The student will support ongoing research on northern food systems starting in September 2017 under the supervision of Dr. Rebecca Schiff and Dr. Charles Levkoe. A graduate assistantship of $10,000 will be matched with a SSHRC research assistantship of $5,000, pending budgetary approval, through the FLEdGE (Food: Locally Embedded, Globally Engaged) partnership grant.
Topics of study will include:
- Policies that influence availability and accessibility of local fish to enhance community well-being and social entrepreneurial opportunities
- Policies of food safety and agriculture as mechanisms that enhance and/or challenge food production and processing in northern Ontario.
- Policies that influence the harvesting of forest food including berries, mushrooms, and wild rice.
Funding Year(s): 2018/2019
Eligibility: A Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline is needed. Strong interest in food systems and community development in a northern context is required. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are also required.
To apply for this position, please send a letter of interest, a CV, unofficial transcript(s) and the names of two references via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Informal inquiries are welcome. The candidates will also be required to officially apply for Graduate Studies at Lakehead University and meet the associated requirements. The preferred start date for this position is September 2017 and applications will be considered as they are submitted.
How to Apply: Contact Dr. Levkoe for specific details
Internal Deadline: Wednesday, February 1, 2018
Award Category: Award
Comments: For more Health Sciences funding opportunities, see our Student Funding Opportunities page
Funding Source: External
Programs Applicable To: Health Sciences
Funding Level: Masters