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. I won't be able to take summer students in summer 2020.
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.
I have openings for grad students in some years, 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. I will not have the capacity to take on new graduate students in 2020.
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.