Summer Student Opportunities


Ticks & tick-borne diseases in Canada (1 position)

One summer student position is available. The successful candidate will join an interdisciplinary team engaging research associates and subject experts from academia, government and non-government organizations working together on topics related to ticks and tick borne diseases in Canada. Successful candidates for this position will engage in team meetings and will work on a targeted risk assessment for the ALHT.  The successful candidate will also assist with the collation of surveillance and e-tick data, and with the development of tick and tick-borne disease distribution maps. 

Position Start Date: May 3, 2021

Position End Date: Aug 20, 2021

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Beef Calf Health Management (2 positions)

The successful candidates will join a team of undergraduate students, graduate students, research associates, and faculty members working together on topics related to calf health and welfare. This position specifically entails involvement in an experimental study investigating colostrum as a treatment for cryptosporidiosis in neonatal calves, which will involve intensive monitoring of calf health and ante and post-mortem biological sampling.

Position Start Date: May 3, 2021

Position End Date: Aug 20, 2021

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Precision Veterinary Medicine

We are looking for a student with expertise in Biomedical Engineering (BME) and an interest in the novel application of "wearable technology" for monitoring beef calf location, movement, proximity data at the W.A. Ranches.

Position Start Date: May 3, 2021

Position End Date: Aug 20, 2021

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