Join our team!

Work with state of the art equipment and software and a group of dedicated faculty and graduate students.

We are constantly searching for curious and enthusiastic students who want to create high-quality work. Our team uses a range of tools and methods to answer research questions in both the natural and social sciences. Because of this breadth we are looking for a range of individuals with different skill sets and backgrounds. So, if you are a fantastic programmer and have some knowledge (or want to gain knowledge) in one of our project areas or you are a social scientist interested in applying and developing new survey methods or you fall somewhere in between and you’re just loosing your head over drones and GIS then you could be what we’re looking for. With research projects in wetland reclamation and landscape pattern quantification; unmanned aerial vehicle remote sensing; retail location analysis; and land-use and land-cover change we have an exciting and collaborative work environment. As part of our team you will be focused in one project area but contributing and working across projects to learn skills in programming, spatial statistics, geographical information systems, remote sensing, and ecological and social-survey fieldwork. Similarly, you will gain experience using state-of-the-art equipment and software as part of our collaborative team.

Students in our lab are funded through a range of research and teaching assistant positions as well as University of Waterloo, provincial, and federal scholarships. Students as part of our team are encouraged to apply for scholarships. Students in our lab and working with us in in our collaborators labs have received NSERC and other scholarships. Many international students are eligible for different waivers to offset foreign student fees and encouraged to become part of our team.

If this text and website peak your interests then send Dr. Robinson an email (dtrobins at with the following details:

  • Text about why you think you might be a good fit with our team
  • Full CV
  • Unofficial grade transcripts from Undergraduate and Masters degrees
  • Writing sample (paper submitted for publication, thesis, or course paper)

We are looking forward to hearing from you.

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