I have funding available to provide financial support for one
highly motivated and qualified graduate student interested in pursuing
a MSc or PhD degree under my supervision on a thesis topic
related to my research
starting in September 2020.
Interested students should contact me by email. Your email should include
as many of the following items as apply:
- confirmation that you have read this web page,
- a brief descriptions of topics or specific research problems in
theoretical computer science that interest you
(these could be, but need not be restricted to, topics related
to my research),
- an overview of any research experience
you have (e.g., a research internship, a course project related to your
your undergraduate thesis, or graduate courses taken),
- your curriculum vitae, including degrees obtained and their
corresponding institutions, and a list of any academic awards,
scholarships, or bursaries received,
- your grade point average and, if available,
an electronic (or scanned) copy of your transcripts,
- a list of senior courses you took in theoretical computer science
- a list of your publications (if any), and
- contact information for at least two references (email and
Numerous funding opportunities are available to graduate
students seeking to work under my supervision.
Please see this page
for current information.
I have funding to support graduate students through my research grants.
Specific amounts will be discussed on an individual basis.
of Computer Science offers scholarships
to strong incoming graduate students.
In combination with funds from my research grants, these awards are valued
at $20,000 per year for four years for Ph.D. students
and $16,000 per year for two years for M.Sc. students.
The university offers
of Manitoba Graduate Fellowships to strong students (both international
and Canadian) each year.
These awards are valued
at $18,000 per year for four years for Ph.D. students
and $14,000 per year for two years for M.Sc. students.
In collaboration with the University of Manitoba, the Government of
Graduate Scholarships in the amount of $15,000 per year for two years
for M.Sc. students and $23,500 per year for four years for Ph.D. students.
Funding opportunities are available specifically for
In particular, international students who maintain a grade point
average of 3.5 or higher receive the
Graduate Student Entrance Scholarship
Graduate Student Scholarship,
each valued at $5400 per year in addition
to other scholarships or fellowships.
Canadian students should apply for scholarships from
and Research Manitoba. Applications are due in early fall.
NSERC graduate fellowships range from $17,500 to $35,000 per year.
Research Manitoba fellowships are for $17,500 per year.
Top-up scholarships providing an additional $5000 per year
are available from the University of Manitoba
for graduate students holding an NSERC fellowship.
A number of additional
bursaries, and awards are
available to graduate students at the University of Manitoba.
Finally, graduate students have the opportunity to work as a
marker, teaching assistant, or sessional lecturer to earn additional
income. This work is voluntary and is not required.
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
of Computer Science
of Graduate Studies
at the University
In particular, applicants should:
- send me email as described above,
- submit an application to the Faculty of
Graduate Studies including these
- upon being accepted to the graduate program,
visa before arriving in Canada.
should contact me well in advance of the application deadline.
Application deadlines are as follows:
||Degree Start Date
|international||September 2020||December 15, 2019|
|Canadian||September 2020||December 15, 2019|
|international||January 2021||May 1, 2020|
|Canadian||January 2021||October 1, 2020|
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 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
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:
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
Graduate Student Entrance Scholarship
Graduate Student Scholarship
above regarding tuition for international students.
English proficiency requirements for admission to the Faculty of Graduate
Studies are found here.
living in student residence
and student life
at the University of Manitoba
of Manitoba International Centre provides information
for new international students.
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
in a ranking of top research universities in Canada
95 universities in Canada).
Gerald Gwinner has a nice
collection of images of the University of Manitoba campus.
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.