Funded Graduate Student Positions with the Lake Superior Living Labs Network at Lakehead University

(funded PhD and Masters positions available)

To Begin September 2020

The Lake Superior Living Labs Network is bringing sustainability solutions to life through community-engaged teaching, research, and action across the Lake Superior watershed

Lakehead University is seeking exceptional candidates to undertake graduate level research relating to community-campus engagement, sustainability, and social and ecological justice funded through the Lake Superior Living Labs Network (LSLLN). Students with backgrounds and interest in social-ecological health, food studies, climate change, critical theory and/or community-based research are encouraged to apply. 

The LSLLN has evolved from relationships between Lakehead University, the University of Minnesota Duluth, Algoma University and a number of non-profit organizations, small businesses, First Nations and tribal governments across the Lake Superior watershed. Living labs integrate models of just sustainability through interdisciplinary, placed-based experiential learning and action in the built and natural environments. The LSLLN works with new and existing partners to increase the impact of sustainability related teaching, research, and action with a focus on issues at the nexus of water, food and land, climate and energy, and individual and community well-being.

Successful candidates will actively support the emerging research and organization of the LSLLN working with a range of community partners across the Lake Superior watershed. Additionally, the students will be expected to develop an independent program of study and actively work towards establishing a strong publication record.

To apply for this position, please send a letter of interest, a CV, transcripts and the names of two references via email to Dr. Lindsay Galway ( and Dr. Charles Levkoe ( by no later than February 1, 2020.  Candidates must also apply (by the appropriate deadline) to undertake their graduate work at Lakehead University in a relevant Masters (e.g., Health Sciences, Environmental Studies, Education) or PhD (e.g., Health Sciences) program of study. Inquiries welcome.