Labrador Communities and Climate Change: Two funded graduate student (MA) positions


MA, Human Geography
Memorial University of Newfoundland

Communities in coastal Labrador are experiencing the impacts of climate variability and change. Two graduate students are sought to work on a larger project that examines the role of values and cultural identity in shaping responses to climate change in Labrador communities. Potential topics include water resources, food security and historical accounts of climate in Labrador. The research is in collaboration with the Nunatsiavut Government, NunatuKavut Community Council and the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador. Funding for the projects is in place and community consultation will start summer 2010. Desirable start date as soon as possible.

Suitable undergraduate backgrounds include any specialisation within Human Geography or Environmental Studies disciplines, environmental Anthropology, Development Studies, Political Science and other related fields. Strong undergraduate degree and some understanding of climate variability and change, and human responses to climate change, are prerequisites.

Interested students should contact Dr. Trevor Bell, Department of Geography, Memorial University,, or Dr. Johanna Wolf, Labrador Institute and Faculty of Arts, Memorial University, with a current CV and description of research interests.

Details about graduate degrees at Memorial can be found here: [url][/url]

Happy Valley-Goose Bay
St. John's
Newfoundland and Labrador
Rural Secretariat Regions 
Avalon Peninsula
Economic Zones 
Zone 1 - Nunatsiavut Government
Zone 2 - Hyron
Zone 3 - Central Labrador
Zone 4 - Aurora
Zone 5 - Labrador Straits
Climate Adaptation
Climate Change
Quality of Life
Start date 
1 Jan 2010