[Iag-list] Pacific phd at UBC

Simon Batterbury simonpjb at unimelb.edu.au
Sat Jul 14 18:59:32 AEST 2018


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From: "Donner, Simon" <simon.donner at ubc.ca<mailto:simon.donner at ubc.ca>>
Subject: Graduate student opportunities at UBC (climate change adaptation in Pacific Island countries)
Date: July 12, 2018 at 5:54:51 PM MST
To: "Donner, Simon" <simon.donner at ubc.ca<mailto:simon.donner at ubc.ca>>

This may be of interest to undergraduate and master's students in your groups. My apologies for any cross-postings:

My research group at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver, Canada is looking for two social sciences graduate students (Master's or PhD level) to join a new project on the creation and circulation of useful climate information for adaptation in Pacific Island countries.

This four-year research project is examining how the developed world can contribute to adaptation in the developing world by looking at the growing “climate services” movement. The work will draw on methods from across the social sciences including interviews with key respondents, participant observation, document assessment, surveys, and formal elicitation. The project is a collaboration between myself (Simon Donner, UBC), Milind Kandlikar (UBC) and Sophie Webber (University of Sydney).

The students would be working toward degrees in UBC's Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability, starting in January or September of 2019.

QUALIFICATIONS: Experience in Pacific Island countries and in conducting interview-based research is strongly desirable. Ph.D. applicants should have completed a master's degree with a thesis specializing in climate change, climate policy, environmental management, or a closely related field. Master's applicants should have completed an undergraduate degree in environmental or climate studies.

CONTACT: Students will be advised by Simon Donner and Milind Kandlikar. Interested individuals should send a CV, a <500 word statement of purpose (why do you want to work on this project, your research interests, your long-term career goals), unofficial copies of your transcripts, and contact information for three references to simon.donner at ubc.ca<mailto:simon.donner at ubc.ca> by October 1.

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Simon Donner · University of British Columbia · @simondonner

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