Prospective Graduate Students

I have funding available to provide financial support for one highly motivated and qualified graduate student interested in pursuing a M.Sc. or Ph.D. degree under my supervision on a thesis topic related to my research starting in September 2017.

Academic Background and Research Interests

Interested students should contact me by email. Your email should include as many of the following items as apply:

Funding
Numerous funding opportunities are available to graduate students seeking to work under my supervision. Please see this page for current information.
Application Procedure
If your application documents look promising I will contact you and possibly arrange for a brief telephone conversation. Afterwards I will indicate to you whether I am interested advising you as a graduate student. Should I decide to support your application, applicants must then follow instructions for admission to the graduate program as specified by the Department of Computer Science and the Faculty of Graduate Studies at the University of Manitoba.

In particular, applicants should:

  1. send me email as described above,
  2. submit an application to the Faculty of Graduate Studies including these documents,
  3. upon being accepted to the graduate program, obtain a Canadian student visa before arriving in Canada.

Interested students should contact me well in advance of the application deadline. Application deadlines are as follows:

Citizenship Degree Start Date Application Deadline
internationalSeptember 2017December 15, 2016
CanadianSeptember 2017December 15, 2016
internationalJanuary 2017May 1, 2016
CanadianJanuary 2017October 1, 2016

Many scholarships and fellowships have early application deadlines, which is why the dates listed above are significantly earlier than the program start date. In order to ensure a maximum level of funding you should initiate your application to the graduate program as early as possible.

Graduate Studies at the University of Manitoba
Graduate students working in the Computational Geometry Laboratory attend one or more international conferences each year. Travel expenses are typically covered if a student gives a research talk at a conference (e.g., most of the lab's conference publications were presented by graduate students from the lab). Several opportunities exist for collaboration; graduate students in the lab have collaborated with external research groups during their studies in Manitoba, including Eindhoven, Carleton, Arizona, Berlin, and Victoria.

Graduate students are provided a desk in the laboratory as well as their own desktop computer. Many Ph.D. students have the opportunity to also have a desk in an office (each office is shared between two or three Ph.D. students).

Students can live on campus in residence or off campus in rental accommodation. Most students find that the level of funding available is more than enough to pay for tuition, books, accommodation, food, and personal expenses.

Tuition fees are as follows: M.Sc. and Ph.D. Graduate tuition fees at the University of Manitoba are significantly lower than at most other Canadian and American universities and, furthermore, fees are only paid in the first year, with a continuing fee of $731 per year paid in subsequent years. Please see the International Graduate Student Entrance Scholarship and the International Graduate Student Scholarship above regarding tuition for international students.

English proficiency requirements for admission to the Faculty of Graduate Studies are found here. After arriving in Manitoba, international graduate students are required to obtain a score of 4.0 on the CanTEST within the first twelve months after entering the graduate program.

Information about living in student residence and student life at the University of Manitoba

The University of Manitoba and the city of Winnipeg
The University of Manitoba has approximately 28,000 students. Established in 1877, it was the first university in western Canada. In 2014 the University of Manitoba ranked 16th in a ranking of top research universities in Canada (of approximately 95 universities in Canada).

Gerald Gwinner has a nice collection of images of the University of Manitoba campus.

Tourism Winnipeg

Winnipeg was one of six Canadian cities to host the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup. Winnipeg hosted the Pan American Games in 1967 and 1999.