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With three campuses across Metro Vancouver, SFU is consistently recognized as one of the province's top 100 employers.  Located atop beautiful Burnaby mountain, SFU's Burnaby campus is home to the Department of Geography.  The campus provides community members with access to a number of onsite amenities (including fitness facilities, daycare services, a library, a financial institution, grocery store and a variety of restaurants) within a vibrant and engaging social and academic community.

Graduate Student and Post-doc Opportunities


SFU Climate Research Lab

The Climate Research Lab invites applications from prospective Master’s and Doctoral students and postdocs interested in pursuing research on past and future climate change using Earth System models.

Information on potential research projects, required qualifications and application procedure can be found here:



SFU Paleoglaciology Group

The SFU Paleoglaciology Group conducts research aimed at 1) enhancing our understanding of past ice sheet dynamics and hydrology in order to better predict the behaviour of present day ice sheets, 2) building our knowledge of Quaternary environmental change in Canada, and 3) applying this knowledge to assist in the inventory and management of Canada’s natural resources (e.g., groundwater, aggregates, minerals). Graduate student projects typically combine geomorphology, sedimentology, topographic surveying, shallow geophysics, geochronology and GIS. There are a number of specific research projects available but students are also encouraged to develop their own projects within the broader thematic areas of my research program: paleo-ice sheet hydrology, paleo-ice sheet dynamics, and paleoenvironmental change.

Prospective students interested in this area of research are encouraged to send an inquiry with a CV and transcripts to Dr. Tracy Brennand ( High academic standing and a Bachelor’s (for MSc) or Master’s (for PhD) degree in physical geography, earth sciences, environmental sciences or a related discipline is required.


Further information on our graduate programs, including application instructions, can be found here.