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MSc and PhD students

Western University
Department of Earth Sciences, Western University, London, ON, Canada
Closing date
Jul 28, 2019

Metro Vancouver Seismic Microzonation Project. Funded by Emergency Management British Columbia (EMBC) and the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction (ICLR). This six-year project involves generating comprehensive earthquake hazard maps for Metro Vancouver, including:

  • Earthquake shaking hazard (amplification, basin effects, site class, site period)
  • Liquefaction susceptibility hazard, and
  • Landslide susceptibility hazard

Suitable for highly motivated students with backgrounds in geology, geophysics, geotechnical engineering, geography (GIS, mapping), or geological engineering.

Availability: MSc and PhD students starting May 2020. Contact Dr. Sheri Molnar ( with resume or CV and transcript(s). Applications should be received through Western’s online system by January 2020. 

Detailed information about the Department of Earth Sciences ( and Western University ( can be found at the above addresses. Please also refer to the Western Postdoctoral and Graduate Studies website for further information ( Western ranks as one of Canada’s top research-intensive universities and has one of Canada’s most beautiful campuses. The university campus is in London Ontario, a city of 500,000, located midway between Toronto and Detroit. With parks, river valleys, tree-lined streets, and bicycle paths, London is known as the “Forest City”. London boasts an international airport, art galleries, theatre, music and sporting events (see

Applicants should have fluent written and oral communication skills in English. The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.

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