2 Year Masters in Forestry, University of British Columbia

Vancouver, Canada

Position Title: 2 Year Masters in Forestry

Organization: University of British Columbia

Location: Vancouver, Canada

Project Overview: A funded two-year MSc position is available in the Faculty of Forestry at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver under the supervision of Prof. Hamish van der Ven. The expected start date is May 2022. The successful candidate will contribute to a SSHRC-funded project called ‘Investigating the Impacts of Clicktivism on Corporate Environmental Practices.’ As part of their studies, the candidate will be expected to provide research assistance as well as conduct their own independent research in-line with the project description. There is also the possibility of additional funding through the Graduate Teaching Assistantship (GTA) program. For information on domestic and international student tuition and fees at UBC, please click here.


  • Domestic and international applicants are welcome
  • Applicants must meet the minimum academic requirements for admission established by the UBC Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies office (and departmental requirements)
  • All applicants must meet eligibility requirements to live and study in Canada

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A background in the environmental social sciences
  • Excellent communication and writing skills in English
  • Fluency in quantitative methods and software (SPSS, Stata or R) OR fluency in qualitative methods and software (NVivo)
  • Previous experience working on large research projects
  • A demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team

Salary/pay:The guaranteed rate of funding is $18,200 CAD per year for two years

How to Apply:

Apply online here by November 15, 2021. You will need:

  • A brief cover letter
  • A current curriculum vitae
  • Scans of official transcripts
  • Three academic references
  • Proof of English proficiency (if applying from a non-English institution)
  • A writing sample (submitted as ‘additional material’ through the online portal)

For inquiries about this position, please contact Prof. Hamish van der Ven, Assistant Professor of Sustainable Business Management of Natural Resources, hamish.vanderven@ubc.ca