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Geoscientists in Canadian National Parks Geologist in Residence Program

Opportunity: Pukaskwa National Park - August 14-27, 2023


The Geologist-in-Residence program is delivered in partnership with the Canadian Federation of Earth Sciences and Parks Canada. It is an opportunity available to an Earth Science Specialist or Communicator, Practicing or Retired Geologist, or Upper Level Post-Secondary Student studying Geoscience at a Canadian University with knowledge of the geology of the Canadian Shield. “The Geologist-in-Residence” is a volunteer position. Local travel, food, and accommodation costs incurred by the volunteer are sponsored. 


Following the highly successful inaugural residency at Pukaskwa National Park last summer, with volunteer geoscientist Dr. Victoria Stinson, we are pleased to announce a second placement opportunity at Pukaskwa National Park in August, 2023.  Thank you to our partners at the Association of Professional Geologists of Ontario Education Foundation (APGOEF) for supporting volunteer expenses again this year.


The Geologist-in-Residence will spend their 2-week on-site residency serving as a Parks Canada volunteer. During this time the volunteer will educate park visitors and staff about the geological formations and phenomena of the Park by delivering programs and presentations.


The role of the Geologist-in-Residence is to highlight the significant geological evidence and history on display within the National Park and how that story relates to the wider region. The Geologist-in-Residence will serve as a trainer for park Interpretation staff to learn and gain confidence in speaking about geology and geomorphology with the public. 


For more information on the goals, objectives and scope of work of the Geologist-in-Residence, please download the full Geologist-in-Residence Pukaskwa National Park 2023 opportunity description. *Note that the application deadline has been extended to May 10th, 2023.

Application Process

To apply for the Geologist-in Residence Pukaskwa National Park 2023 position, please submit a Letter of Interest and a Curriculum Vitae to, by May 10th, 2023 Applications will be reviewed by Canadian Geoscience Education Network Executive. The successful Geologist-in-Residence candidate will be announced in June 2023.


Read more about the experiences of our inaugural Geologist in Residence, Dr. Victoria Stinson in Pukaskwa National Park in her article for the APGO Education Foundation’s Beneath Your Feet; a Geoscience Blog

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