For local students: Physics 499 projects are courses where the student gains experience with research and presentation, required for honours degrees in physics. I also occasionally have funding for paid summer research opportunities, via the physics department; see Undergrad Research Opportunities. To apply for summer research spots, visit or email me by mid-January at the latest. Currently there are positions available both through NSERC and via departmental funding.
For undergraduates at foreign institutions; There are several programs that fund students to do summer internships at the U of Alberta. This page: Visiting Student Research Internships gives details. Note that the deadlines are early, in September to mid-October for Mitacs and UARE.
For fall 2019, I have one or more new grad student positions available, at either the MSc or PhD level (depending on acceptance to the U of Alberta, which I can't guarantee). Please see my Research page, and/or my list of refereed publications (list linked on my home page), to get an idea of the topics which I can supervise. Typical projects generally involve observations of neutron stars and/or X-ray binaries using observatories operating in the X-ray (my specialty), optical, infrared, ultraviolet, or radio regimes. Please email me to discuss this possibility; identifying the possibility of working in a particular professor's group in one's research statement generally helps graduate school applications. The initial deadline is Dec. 7, 2018, for Physics department applications, but we continue to review applications submitted until March.
Occasionally the stellar astrophysics group may be able to fund postdoctoral researchers; typically we advertise this on the AAS Job Register. If interested, please contact myself or the other group members: Prof. Rodrigo Fernandez, Prof. Natalia Ivanova, Prof. Sharon Morsink, Prof. Prof. Dmitri Pogosian, Prof. Erik Rosolowsky, or Prof. Gregory Sivakoff.