Cadotte Urban Biodiversity & Ecosystem Services Lab (CUBES)
Toronto is a great, safe, extremely culturally diverse city. There are a number of fantastic natural areas accessible within and surrounding the city. The summers are full of festivals and events of all kinds and the winters are kind of cold.
Join the lab
For potential graduate students:
I welcome enquiries from potential PhD and MSc students interested in any of the lab's research themes. Potential applicants should e-mail Dr. Cadotte a short summary of research interests; A summary of your experiences so far; a list of courses taken and grades; and what your career goals are or what you hope to get out of graduate school. You can start a concversation or ask for more information through the contact page.
My personal philosophy for supervising graduate students is to foster independence and curiosity. I view the supervisor-student relationship as special and collaborative. I see my role as a source of guidance and as a sounding board for new ideas. While there are no expectations that students will work on the systems I work on, my hope is that we share an interest in some basic questions.
The University of Toronto and the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology provide generous funding and a portion of graduate funding comes from a professor's operating grants. However, potential applicants are strongly encouraged to apply for funding through NSERC and OGS, and NSF for U.S. citizens.
Joining the Lab
The University has superb research facilities including greenhouses, growth chambers, molecular and sequencing facilities, and best of all a great research station just a 45 minute drive away, called the Koffler Scientific Reserve at Jokers Hill. The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology has a large graduate faculty, comprised of experts in many systems, tools and organisms.