Institute for Geophysical Research

The IGR encourages interdisciplinary collaborations between geophysical researchers and their students. The Institute defines geophysical research quite broadly to include study of the Earth, its oceans, atmosphere and cryosphere and its near-space environment. It also includes study of the sun, the other planets and the solar wind and its interactions with planetary magnetic fields. The IGR runs occasional seminars followed by social gatherings. In the Fall Term each year, the IGR runs a Graduate Student Symposium and an Undergraduate Poster Session.  In the Symposium, graduate students will give conference-style 10-minute talks over the course of the afternoon. As well as fostering interdisciplinary interactions, students of IGR members can benefit financially through competitions for the Roy Hibbs Travel Awards and Scholarships.

DirectorBruce Sutherland

IGR Library and Office: CCIS 4 - 281

Upcoming Events

  • IGR Fall Graduate Symposium, Monday, October 30, from 2pm-5pm in CCIS L1-047. Sign-up to give a talk using the linked Google Form.

Awards and Scholarships

Student Conference Travel Awards
Deadline: Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Details here.

The Dr. Roy Dean Hibbs competition for the Student Conference Travel Awards is open to graduate students whose supervisors are IGR members and who are engaged in geophysical research in the Departments of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Mathematical and Statistical Sciences and Physics at the University of Alberta.

Dr. Roy Hibbs Memorial Graduate Scholarship
Deadline: April 2018

Details TBA.

This scholarship is open to students enrolled full-time in a graduate degree program in Physics, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences or Mathematical and Statistical Sciences at the University of Alberta whose supervisors are IGR members and who are engaged in geophysical research. Recipients will be chosen on the basis of strong academic performance.