Remuneration

The following remuneration packages are based on continuing funding being made available to the research program. These are examples, and may not reflect the offer you receive. University, college, or departmental/school policies about Tri-council and/or other scholarships may affect the remuneration package offered to a successful candidate.

All applicants are strongly encouraged to apply for Tri-council funding (i.e. NSERC, SSHRC, or CIHR), or other sources of funding (e.g. OMAFRA, Food From Thought).

Postdoctoral Fellow Remuneration

  • The salary will be commensurate with the experience of the candidate in the range of $53,000 to $59,000 per year (including benefits).
  • $1,000 stipend to purchase a new laptop.
  • $500 stipend to purchase smartphones for research purposes.
  • Up to $7,500 travel stipend to support travel to conferences, travel between Guelph and Maple Ridge, and travel to remote communities.

PhD Remuneration

  • Up to six paid internships with Left (~two per year), each worth $10,000.
  • One Graduate Research Assistantship worth up to $6,000.
  • $1,000 stipend to purchase a new laptop.
  • $375 stipend to purchase smartphones for research purposes.
  • Up to $3,500 travel stipend to support travel to conferences, travel between Guelph and Maple Ridge, and travel to remote communities.
  • Successful applicants who have an entrance average of 80% or higher may also receive a graduate growth fund from the School of Computer Science worth $9,000 per year for three years.
  • Successful applicants who have an entrance average of 80% or higher may also apply for up to two Teaching Assistantships in the School of Computer Science per year (pending availability and experience) during the course of their three-year program, each worth approximately $5,600.

MSc Remuneration

  • Up to four paid internships with Left, each worth $10,000.
  • One Graduate Research Assistantship worth up to $4,000.
  • $1,000 stipend to purchase a new laptop.
  • Up to $2,500 travel stipend to support travel to conferences, travel between Guelph and Maple Ridge, or travel to remote communities.
  • Successful applicants who have an entrance average of 80% or higher may also receive a graduate growth fund from the School of Computer Science worth $5,000 per year for three years.
  • Successful applicants who have an entrance average of 80% or higher may also apply for up to two Teaching Assistantships in the School of Computer Science per year (pending availability and experience) during the course of their two-year program, each worth approximately $5,600.

Undergraduate Remuneration

  • Starting rate of $15 per hour for up to 10 hours per week and 16 weeks (while enrolled in courses), or up to 35 hours per week (during the summer or off semesters).
  • Students enrolled in the co-op program should discuss the opportunity of co-op on campus with Dr. Gillis.
  • Students who are part of the work-study program should discuss this with Dr. Gillis.
  • While travel funding is typically reserved for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, it may be possible for exceptional undergraduate students to receive funding to travel to and present at a local or national conference.
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