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- On May 17, 2021
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*CALL FOR DOMESTIC STUDENTS
The new Master in Environmental & Social program offered through the Departmentof Geography and Department of Environmental Studies and Sciences at The University of Winnipeg has a new Geomatics & remote sensing position:
Predicting Hydrological Impacts on Rail Infrastructure using Satellite Imagery and Map Automation
Description of project:
The focus of this project is the detection of hydrological events that could negatively impact northern Manitoba rail lines. This project builds on over 4 years’ experience by a team of UWinnipeg geography and computer science researchers developing methods for the detection of temporary and permanent surface water, calculating volume estimates, and the associated pre–and post–processing data pipelines automated using python programming
We invite expressions of interest for a student who will be eligible to enroll in the new Master in Environmental & Social Change program at The University of Winnipeg (MEnv or MSc) starting September 2021. The successful candidate will work with an Indigenous–owned rail company and an interdisciplinary research team to develop a proximity and early warning system to detect hydrological events near the Herchimer rail line using satellite thresholding and indices approaches. Depending on the interests and background of the student, the project will involve a combination of computer geomatics analysis, python coding, field work, data analysis and/or mathematical modelling. Because of the recent notification of successful funding, this position is available only to domestic students (no visa requirements can be processed in the time frame to enroll for September 2021).
Qualifications and support:We seek a dedicated colleague with a 4-year BSc degree (e.g., Environmental Science, Biology, Ecology, Forestry, Geography, Earth Science). The successful candidate will have a track record of academic excellence and strong English writing skills. The successful candidate will receive a guaranteed of $20,000/year in funding support for two years. The incoming team member will also have access to resources available in our Map Automation Projects (MAPs) research group (COVID-19 restrictions permitting). Serious expressions of interest can be sent to Dr. Joni Storie, Associate Professor in the Department of Geography (firstname.lastname@example.org). In your email, please include your 1) updated CV, 2) transcripts (unofficial acceptable at this time), and 3) a brief statement outlining why you want to join our team.