Join the lab


Before making first contact in any category below, please include in your email:

  • CV
  • Transcripts (unofficial)
  • A 2-5 line summary of why you are interested in joining the NIMBL, and what your short/long-term goals are

Graduate students

There are currently openings in the lab for graduate students. Students may pursue either a MA or PhD degree in the lab through the Psychological Science program via the Department of Psychology. Students may pursue either an MSc or PhD degree in the lab through the School of Kinesiology. Funding is available for qualified students. Interested students should contact Sarah Kraeutner ( anytime throughout the year.

Individuals interested in graduate degrees through the NIMBL are encouraged to apply for external funding through government and charitable agencies (information listed below). Potential applicants are reminded that applications for funding are usually due well in advance of the onset of the degree program.

Pictured: Quail Flume trail, on UBCO campus.

Undergraduate students

Involvement of undergraduate students in research is highly encouraged in the lab.

Each year the lab accepts a number of undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing direct studies, and honours theses. Interested students should contact Sarah Kraeutner ( anytime throughout the year, but prior to March 5th if planning on pursuing an honours project the succeeding fall), to discuss potential openings and qualifications.

Pictured: South side of Spion Kop, trail head 15 mins from UBCO campus.

Summer Students and Lab Volunteers

There are a number of varying opportunities for lab volunteers throughout the year. Interested students/volunteers should contact Sarah Kraeutner (

To discuss potential summer studentships (funded through the URA, MRPM, and NSERC USRA programs), please contact Sarah Kraeutner before Dec 15th (e.g., for Summer 2025, please contact Sarah no later than Dec 15, 2024).

Pictured: Knox mountain, lower lookoff. Located downtown Kelowna, 15 mins from UBCO campus.

Links and Resources

Department of Psychology Graduate Programs (MA & PhD)

Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR)

Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)

Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada (HSFC)