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Graduate student opportunities in Geodesy/Geophysics at The University of Victoria, Canada

University of Victoria, School of Earth and Ocean Sciences
Victoria, British Columbia
Closing date
Nov 26, 2022

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The School of Earth and Ocean Sciences, University of Victoria, Canada, offers one fully funded graduate student (PhD or MSc) opportunity in geodesy and geodynamics, with a flexible start time in 2023. The successful candidate will conduct research in the general field of tectonic geodesy. Options include natural and induced earthquake deformation, subduction zone geodynamics, and sea level change. Depending on the research topic and individual interest, the graduate research may involve field investigations, terrestrial and subsea geodetic monitoring, analysis of geodetic data, and/or numerical modelling. The students will have opportunities to interact with the team of scientists in the nearby Pacific Geoscience Centre, Geological Survey of Canada, and contribute to Canadian national programs regarding natural hazards and climate change.


Candidates with a strong background in math and physics are encouraged to apply. To apply, please check application details online. Prospective students are encouraged to get in touch with graduate supervisor Yan Jiang via email ( to discuss potential research topics.


The University of Victoria strives to promote an environment of equity, diversity, and inclusiveness, as well as a stimulating research atmosphere. The city of Victoria, located on Vancouver Island on Canada’s west coast, is known for its natural beauty and easy access to a wide variety of outdoor activities all year round. Its geographic setting in the forearc of the northern Cascadia subduction zone presents a natural laboratory of active tectonics. All students enjoy British Columbia’s Medical Service Plan and many other social benefits.


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