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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
Oct 28, 2023

The University of Victoria's School of Earth and Ocean Sciences is offering two fully funded graduate student (PhD or MSc) opportunities in geodesy and geophysics, with a flexible start date in 2024. The successful candidate will conduct research in the general field of tectonic geodesy. Research topics include natural and induced earthquake deformation, Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage (CCUS) sites deformation monitoring, and sea level change. Depending on the research topic and individual interest, graduate research may include field investigations, terrestrial and subsea geodetic monitoring, geodetic data processing, and/or numerical modeling. Students will have the opportunity to connect with scientists from the neighboring Pacific Geoscience Centre of the Geological Survey of Canada, as well as contribute to Canadian national projects concerning 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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