Funded Graduate (Courses + Project) Opportunity (starting in September 2015).

The research requires an analysis of existing data on ‘blue builders’ and ‘green plumbers’ — residential builders and plumbers who subscribe to water efficiency practices — using Terror Management Theory as an analytical framework.

Potential applicants for this project should be excellent writers, have a strong understanding of both gender and water issues; comfort using mixed qualitative (e.g., interviews) and quantitative (e.g., stats) analysis would be beneficial. Students should have an above average Grade Point Average (GPA), a diverse resume and an academic background in fields such as environmental studies, psychology or sociology, human dimensions of geography, political science and/or gender studies.

Graduate students in ERS receive financial support in the form of University of Waterloo/departmental teaching assistantships. I also actively assists students to prepare their scholarship proposals, hires students, when funding permits, for graduate research assistantships and helps to cover some research/field expenses.