James Bay, WCS Canada
James Bay © WCS Canada

Research fellowships

Weston Family Boreal Research Fellowship

With generous support from the Weston Family Foundation, Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) Canada is pleased to offer one-year Boreal Research Fellowships to graduate students pursuing their Master's or Doctoral degree. Successful applicants will receive financial support for their projects along with mentorship from WCS Canada scientists and an opportunity to network with other Fellows and Fellowship alumni.

Weston Family Boreal Research Fellowships support field-based research that contributes to WCS Canada’s conservation objectives or priority research projects in the Ontario Northern Boreal and the Northern Boreal Mountains of BC and Yukon. We encourage research that partners with Indigenous communities in these regions. Research that takes place outside of these areas and supports WCS Canada’s vision and mission, particularly around Key Biodiversity Areas, peatlands, and species at riskin the boreal, may also be eligible.

Questions? Send us an email at wcscanada@wcs.org.

People

Early-Career Scientists

Scientific research is at the core of WCS Canada’s work and that's why we're committed to mentoring and training the next generation of conservation scientists.

Our team

Daniel Kraus

Daniel Kraus

Director of National Conservation

Jared Gonet

Jared Gonet

MITACS PhD Student

Haley MacLeod

Haley MacLeod

Postdoctoral Fellow

Annika Heimrich

Annika Heimrich

Bioacoustic Analyst

Najeem  Shajahan

Najeem  Shajahan

 Post-Doctoral Fellow, Arctic acoustics

Niki Diogou

Niki Diogou

 Postdoctoral Fellow


Stories and op-eds

Up Close and Personal: Polar Bear Research in Hudson Bay
2015-04-07

Up Close and Personal: Polar Bear Research in Hudson Bay

A bear had been spotted in the distance and we needed to leave the area to avoid disturbing her.
Finding F8
2014-05-23

Finding F8

We were fully aware of our intrusion into the still winter forest as we traipsed along with the loud clatter of our snowshoes.
Matthew Scrafford