Information for Prospective Students

Prospective students and postdocs

If you would like to express interest in joining the Migicovsky Lab for your studies, send an inquiry email to zoe.migicovsky[at]acadiau[dot]ca which includes:

  • A brief description of your research interests, particularly as they relate to work previously published by Dr. Migicovsky or ongoing projects in the lab
  • An unofficial transcript from your current and/or previous degrees. Indicate what your GPA is out of (e.g. 4, 4.3)
  • A CV or resume
  • What funding opportunities will you apply for, and when they are due

Undergraduate honours students

Acadia students looking to complete an honours degree are invited to reach out to Dr. Migicovsky about research opportunities. The honour’s program at Acadia University is a research-based, two-semester course that requires students to undertake a research project under a supervisor’s guidance and present their results in a thesis format. Most often, the two-semester course is completed during fall and winter semester. Generally, you will begin your research during the summer months, although other start dates are possible.

It is best to identify a supervisor early in your third year to enable you to apply for funding such as an Acadia HSRA and NSERC USRA, which are due the first week of February and require time to complete.

Master’s students

Dr. Migicovsky supervises students in the Master of Science in Biology (MSc) program at Acadia University. This program can begin in the fall, winter, or summer semesters, but has certain internal deadlines for funding opportunities. It is best to contact a prospective supervisor at least a year before you plan to start your Master’s.

Postdoctoral fellows

Prospective postdoctoral fellows should be specific about what funding sources you will be applying for and be prepared to lead the application (with support from Dr. Migicovsky).