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 2018, unfortunately I do not have new grad student positions available. In later years, I may have openings available for a graduate student, at either the master's or Ph.D. 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 (on my home page), to get an idea of the topics which I can supervise. 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.
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.