Prospective Students

Undergraduate Students

There are many employment and independent research opportunities for undergraduate students interested in all things plants, from ecophysiology and stable isotopes to evolutionary ecology and ecosystem restoration. I am able to supervise summer research students and honours students through the Biology Department.

Interested students are encouraged to send an e-mail to Dr. Ellie Goud with a brief description of your experience (including relevant coursework) and scientific interests. Including a resume or CV is encouraged.

Are you an international student looking for a Canadian internship? Check out Mitacs Globalink Research Internship – a 12 week research internship from May – October for international undergraduates from the following countries and regions: Australia, Brazil, China, Colombia, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Mexico, Pakistan, Taiwan, Tunisia, Ukraine, United Kingdom and the United States.


MSc and PhD Students

I supervise graduate students through the MSc & PhD in Applied Science at Saint Mary’s. Students are supported through stipends, teaching and research assistantships.

I usually hope to recruit 1–2 graduate students per year. I encourage students to pursue their own research interests and projects that fall within the conceptual framework of the lab. If you are interested in applying, I suggest you look through our web page and read some of the papers we have published. Then, please send an e-mail to Dr. Ellie Goud with a brief description of your experience, research interests, and why you would like to join our group. Please also include a resume or CV and any examples of scientific writing that you can offer.

Some funding resources:

Important dates: SMU graduate school application deadline is February 1st for a September start and October 1st for a January start.