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Graduate Student Opportunities, Social and Cultural Impacts on Cardiovascular Health Determinants for Indigenous Women, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK

October 15, 2018

 

Graduate Student Opportunities

Social and Cultural Impacts on Cardiovascular Health Determinants for Indigenous Women

Fully funded positions are now available at the University of Saskatchewan for individuals to be part of a program of research about the “Social and Cultural Impacts on Cardiovascular Health Determinants for Indigenous Women.” This research is funded by Heart & Stroke and CIHR and is being developed collaboratively with partnering Indigenous groups on the University of Saskatchewan campus to identify the importance of culture and social support for health. This work combines Indigenous ways of knowing with western research methods and includes both qualitative and quantitative research. 

Candidates interested in completing a Master of Sciences (M.Sc.) or Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) are being recruited to pursue graduate thesis work on this project. Research activities will take place within the College of Kinesiology, on the Saskatoon main campus of the University of Saskatchewan. Positions are open for both M.Sc. and Ph.D. programs over the next 3-5 years, commencing January 2019. Funding is available for all positions.

Qualifications: M.Sc. candidates should have obtained a relevant Bachelor’s degree and/or experience working with Indigenous peoples. Ph.D. candidates should have obtained a relevant Master’s degree and/or experience working with Indigenous peoples. Indigenous students are strongly encouraged to apply. Additional training will be provided to ensure the successful applicants have the skills required to meet research objectives.

Eligible candidates will have good academic standing, strong written and oral communication skills, good problem solving skills and the ability to think independently. Successful candidates will be admitted to the graduate program through the College of Kinesiology, where they are expected to complete some course work in addition to research as part of the team working on this project. All students will be paid a stipend to cover tuition and living expenses.

How to apply: Interested candidates should contact Dr. Heather Foulds (Ph.D.) at heather.foulds@usask.ca as soon as possible and submit a cover letter outlining their qualifications and experience, the starting date they expect to be available, a copy of recent transcripts, and contact information for two individuals who have agreed to serve as references.

Application deadline: will remain open until filled


 
Heather J.A. Foulds, Ph.D.
Heart & Stroke/CIHR Indigenous Early Career Women’s Heart and Brain Health Chair
Assistant Professor, College of Kinesiology
University of Saskatchewan
Tel: 306-966-1067
Fax: 306-966-6464
heather.foulds@usask.ca
kinesiology.usask.ca

 

The University of Saskatchewan is situated on Treaty 6 Territory and the Homeland of the Métis. We pay our respects to the First Nations and Métis ancestors of this place and reaffirm our relationship with one another.




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