Student Research Opportunities

The research opportunities listed below are available to students of all disciplines. UNBC encourages all eligible students, including Indigenous people, visible minorities, diversely-abled people, women, and people from the LGBTQ2S+ communities to apply. 
Please contact researchers directly for more information on a specific research opportunity or to submit an application.

To post a research opportunity please contact Nicole Balliet at nicole.balliet@unbc.ca or Sharleen Balogh at sharleen.balogh@unbc.ca and provide the information requested below.


Available Positions


A Forgotten Land: Tsek'ehne Concepts of Wilderness and Development in the Finlay-Parsnip Watershed of Northern British Columbia, 1871-1956 (2 Positions Available)

Location/Campus: UNBC - Prince George Campus (Online)
Discipline: First Nations Studies, History, Geography, and/or Environmental Sciences
Level of Study: Undergrad (3rd or 4th year)
Paid, Volunteer, or Credit Positions: Paid
Start Date of Position: 1 May 2021 to 31 August 2021
Job/Project Description: Project Description
Specific Skills Required: Good communication, strong organizational skills, and an ability to work independently as well as in a group. Students will gather and analyze data from historical records. Special consideration will be given to applicants who have experience with GIS, although this is not required.
Application Deadline: 9 April 2021
Name of Research: Dr. Daniel Sims
Contact Information: dsims@unbc.ca


Autumn Diets of Grouse of Northern BC

Location/Campus: UNBC - Prince George Campus
Discipline (e.g. Chemistry): Natural Resources or Biology
Level of Study (UG, Master's, PhD): Undergrad (3rd or 4th year)
Paid, Volunteer or Credit Position: Unpaid/Credit
Start Date of Position: September 2020 to April 2021
Job/Project Description: Project Description
Specific Skills Required: Independent Study Project potential
Application Deadline: Applications accepted until position is filled
Name of Researcher: Dr. Roy Rea
Contact Information: reav@unbc.ca


Evaluating current mental health and substance use services for First Nations communities served by Carrier Sekani Family Services (CSFS)

Location/Campus: Work will be conducted in partnership with Carrier Sekani Family Services and the communities they serve.
Discipline: Health and Social Care
Level of Study: Graduate student
Paid, Volunteer, or Credit Positions: Paid (Mitacs internship)
Start Date of Position: May 1, 2021
Job/Project Description: Project Description
Specific Skills Required: Health and social care related experience; some research experience (particularly qualitative research); oral and written communication skills; computer skills including MS Office (experience with NVivo an asset); ability to plan, organize, and prioritize workload. Note: preference will be given to a student that self-identifies as Indigenous.
Application Deadline: April 2, 2021
Name of Researcher: Dr. Nelly Oelke (UBC Okanagan)
Contact Information: nelly.oelke@ubc.ca