Dr. Mitchell’s main graduate research appointments are in the Department of Physical and Environmental Sciences and in the Department of Geography. Students wishing to pursue graduate education under Dr. Mitchell’s supervision may earn a M.Sc. or Ph.D. in either Environmental Science or Physical Geography.
I am actively seeking graduate students (at least one PhD student and one MSc student) who are interested in starting graduate studies during the 2023-2024 school year. There are currently funded projects available to work on that include: 1) sulphur cycling in agricultural soils; 2) sulphur-mercury interactions in stream sediment and wetland soils; 3) mercury cycling in disturbed forests (harvest, fire, insect infestation); 4) mercury cycling in the High Arctic.
Graduate studies at the University of Toronto include guaranteed funding packages (tuition + stipend) and in addition to my funding of projects and students, there are many additional resources and programs at the University of Toronto to support outstanding research, conference travel and engagement with researchers at other institutions. I am committed to continuing to build a group of "inclusive excellence" that encourages inclusive and equitable access to higher education and research opportunities. Please do reach out to me to discuss your interest in potentially joining the WATER group.
I do supervise M.Env.Sc. research projects every year. Note that the selection of a supervisor takes place after admission to our M.Env.Sc. program, though I'm certainly happy to discuss opportunities with prospective applicants to our program.
I have supervised several undergraduate students interested in EESD09 and EESD10 (independent research projects in Environmental Science). I encourage students to enrol in the EES C-level reading course at least one semester prior to undertaking the research courses, so please contact me early in your 3rd year if you are interested.
UTSC also offers a new, early research experience course at the 2nd-year level, PSCB90.