Prospective Students

DPRG team photoGraduate Students

Dr. Mary Jung invites applications for both Master’s and PhD graduate students to start within the next 12 months. Areas of interest should be within the realm of self-regulation of health (diet and exercise) behaviours, program evaluation, and adherence. Financial support will be provided through CIHR, Dairy Farmers of Canada, Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research, and other funded trials within Dr. Jung’s laboratory.

Successful candidates will display exceptional organizational skills, initiative, and be willing to work as a part of a supportive team within Dr. Jung’s Diabetes Prevention Research Group.

For further information, please contact Dr. Mary Jung. For more information about the University of British Columbia, Okanagan, please visit


Undergraduate Students


We are currently accepting volunteer applications in DPRG. We are looking for students with a passion for research. Student volunteers should have a strong academic background in HK 201, HK 421 or PSYO 348. If you are interested in applying, please contact Dr. Mary Jung with your resume and transcripts (unofficial transcripts will be accepted).

Human Kinetics Practicum (3-9 credits)

Human Kinetics 401, 402, and 499 courses provide undergraduates the opportunity to get involved in research within the Diabetes Prevention Research Group. If you are interested in gaining credit for research experience, please contact Dr. Jung. Prerequisite: Third-year standing.

Work Study Program

Work Study is a competitive subsidized employment program that provides students with the opportunity to work on campus for a maximum of 20 hours per week.  If you are interested in applying, please contact Dr. Mary Jung.