Postdoctoral fellows (PDFs) are a key component of the Balsillie School’s vibrant intellectual community. Each PDF must be affiliated with a BSIA faculty member whose responsibility it is to recruit, select and supervise postdoctoral fellows. As the BSIA does not have its own funding source for PDFs, postdoctoral fellows must be employed by either the University of Waterloo or Wilfrid Laurier University, but would have their office at the Balsillie School.
For information on the types of funding and support available through the two universities, please visit the sites below:
Dr. Si is a human geographer with broad research interests in sustainable food system, alternative food networks, food security, food safety and rural development initiatives. He is currently a QES postdoctoral fellow researching food security and small food vendors of Nanjing China within the Hungry Cities Partnership project. Learn more
Dr. Young’s research focuses on the politics of informal economic activity and explores how political processes, economic institutions, legal and regulatory systems, and urban development projects shape informality in cities in the Global South, and how the urban poor experience and respond to state power as they engage in the informal economy as a means of livelihood support. Learn more