Summer Student Opportunities


Summer Undergraduate Team Member

We are looking for a team player who is independent, a self starter, and passionate about learning. A couple other qualities we are looking for is for you to be detailed orientated (we have lots of results to compile) and you must be comfortable working with horses. As summer student you will have the best of all research worlds – clinical, field, laboratory, and teaching. 

Primary Project Title: Seroprevalence of Potomac Horse Fever (PHF) in Alberta

Secondary projects: Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalitis (investigating the seroprevalence and relation to neurological signs), A peer-to-peer app for learning clinical skills, Nasogastric intubation simulator

  • Application Deadline: Jan 15, 22
  • Position Start Date: May 02, 22
  • Position End Date: Aug 26, 22

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Undergraduate Summer Student position (cattle health)

We are looking for a summer student excited about cattle health and interested in working in the areas of disease prevention and parasite control on cow-calf operations. The student will primarily work with two graduate students, each working in one of these areas respectively, as well as the faculty mentor and other research staff.

Project Title: Disease prevention and parasite control in beef calves

  • Application Deadline: Jan 17, 22
  • Position Start Date: May 02, 22
  • Position End Date: Aug 26, 22

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DVM Undergraduate Student Position

We are looking for an undergraduate DVM student with a keen interest in beef cattle health to support a Master student with a project focused on infectious foot lesions in feedlots.

Project Title: Foot rot in feedlots in Alberta

  • Application Deadline: Feb 01, 22
  • Position Start Date: May 01, 22
  • Position End Date: Aug 15, 22

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Undergraduate Summer Student position (Beef cattle behaviour and welfare)

We are looking for an undergraduate student with a keen interest in beef cattle behaviour and welfare to support a Master student with a project focused on tactile stimulation and cattle reactivity. The skills gained in this research are focused on applied research. Through the principal investigator Maria Camila Ceballos and Team Beef members we can guarantee the trainee to be conducting research in a vibrant learning environment at the UofC and in the field.

Project Title: Effect of tactile stimulation on newborn calf welfare

  • Application Deadline: Feb 01, 22
  • Position Start Date: May 01, 22
  • Position End Date: Aug 31, 22

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Multiple projects related to dairy cattle health

Project 1: Understanding the effects of different types of outdoor access for dry cows on transition cow health

Project 2: Effective Johne’s disease control using new early disease detection assays

Project 3: Cattle Health Surveillance System (CHeSS) to monitor major infectious diseases and antimicrobial resistance in Alberta

  • Application Deadline: Feb 02, 22
  • Position Start Date: May 02, 22
  • Position End Date: Aug 26, 22

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DVM / Animal Science Undergraduate Student Position

We are looking for a DVM or Animal Science undergraduate student to join our lab for a four month period.

Project Title: Testing Johne's Disease vaccine strain calf infection model

  • Application Deadline: Feb 15, 2022
  • Position Start Date: May 01, 2022
  • Position End Date: Aug 31, 22

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A Summer Undergraduate Research Experience student (beef cattle health)

A Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) student with keen interest in beef cattle health and reproduction will be recruited to support a MSc student with field data collection to investigate the impact of foot trimming on lamness events and reproductive health during the breeding season. .

Project Title: Management strategies to mitigate bull lameness

  • Application Deadline: Feb 15, 2022
  • Position Start Date: May 02, 2022
  • Position End Date: Aug 26, 22

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Summer Undergraduate Research Experience student (beef cattle behavior)

A Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) student with keen interest in beef cattle behaviour will be recruited to support a MSc student with field data collection to investigate the impact of an NSAID administered at birth on behaviours associated with pain and the development of the cow-calf bond. 

Project Title: Cow-calf bonding in assisted beef cattle

  • Application Deadline: Feb 15, 2022
  • Position Start Date: May 02, 2022
  • Position End Date: Aug 26, 22

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For more information about the Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) program click here