Graduate Student Opportunity (Master of Arts) – Community Housing Futures

Dr. Joshua Evans is seeking a full-time, master’s student to join the Community Housing Canada team beginning May 2021 or September 2021. This is a 2-year, fully-funded graduate opportunity ($23,282.24/year) and is based in the Human Geography Program (Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences) at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta.

Working under the supervision of Dr. Evans within the Area of Inquiry entitled “Imagining Community Housing Futures,” the successful applicant will complete graduate course work (9 credits) and thesis research on innovations in Community Housing. The expectation is that the student’s research will examine dominant ways of understanding community housing while also identifying alternative ways of foreseeing its transformed purpose and function. In this regard, thesis based research may involve a variety of approaches including theoretical-engagement with alternative practices or practical engagements with theoretical alternatives.

Students with an undergraduate degree in Human Geography, Planning, Sociology, Political Science, Anthropology, History or a related discipline are encouraged to apply.

Application information (including application deadlines) can be found here.

For your more information regarding this opportunity please contact Dr. Joshua Evans (

This position will contribute to the work of “Community Housing Canada: Partners in Resilience” an academic-community partnership supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (Grant Number: 890-2018-1013). The partnership is directed by Professor Damian Collins at the University of Alberta (host institution), in collaboration with Capital Region Housing (lead community partner).