Student & Postdoc Opportunities

The Centre aims to create opportunities for students to develop research and collaboration skills, support and learn from peers, and engage in Centre activities. We invite graduate and undergraduate students to:

  • Engage in and contribute to Research Cluster work;
  • Incubate their ideas, share their strategies, and provide support and feedback to colleagues;
  • Apply for small research and engagement grants for projects that fall within Centre themes; and
  • Present research at a Centre event or through the Centre’s website and social media.

If you are currently a student, complete our membership form, or contact us with questions. We would love to hear from you!


Graduate Student Research Assistant Opportunity

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An opportunity is available for a graduate research assistant (GRA) to work remotely at the Live Work Well Research Centre (LWWRC) from May 1, 2024, to March 31, 2025. Our work is centred on anticipating and responding to the changing needs of families, livelihoods, and living environments through research, teaching, and knowledge sharing. Learn more about the Centre’s work by visiting our website.

This appointment is intended to be fulfilled remotely (off-campus).

Timeframe:

Flexible hours, approximately 7 h/week to a maximum of 117 hours in Summer 2024, 117 hours in Fall 2024, and 88 hours in Winter 2025 (to the end of March), with the possibility of extension.

Description:

This position involves supporting knowledge mobilization activities for one of the Centre’s key research projects, called “Engendering Disability-Inclusive Development – Genre, handicap et développement inclusif” (EDID-GHDI). (Learn more about the EDID-GHDI project at www.edid-ghdi.ca.) Funded by a seven-year SSHRC Partnership Grant, the project builds on established relationships with civil society organizations, policy makers, and researchers to improve the lives of diverse girls and women with disabilities in the world.

This GRA position supports the project’s Knowledge Mobilization Hub and reports to the Research and Knowledge Mobilization Manager (RKMbM), Lenore Latta, and the Project Director, Dr. Deborah Stienstra.

Responsibilities:

  • Prepare relevant and appropriate knowledge-sharing tools, including factsheets, website content, and social media posts.
  • Support learning and sharing among research team members, including civil society, policy makers, and academics.
  • Attend project meetings as required (remotely).
  • Undertake other relevant tasks as needed.

Required Qualifications:

  • MA or PhD student
  • Experience in knowledge mobilization
  • Experience in interdisciplinary research and/or community-engaged scholarship
  • Interest in issues of disability justice, international development, and/or international human rights
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Interest in learning and using software and applications
  • Appropriate equipment, space, and internet connection to work remotely

Assets:

  • Experience creating accessible documents
  • Experience in inclusive practices and accessibility
  • Experience using WordPress, Twitter/X, MailChimp, and Drupal
  • Some knowledge of French (Note: Although there is a specific French KMb GRA, knowledge of French would be an asset for working with the bilingual website and social media)

Remuneration: $25/hour + benefits

How to apply:

Qualified graduate students from all departments and/or programs are welcome to apply for the position, but priority will be given to those in CSAHS. Students with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.

Please submit your resume and a cover letter that describes your experience and interest to Lenore Latta, liveworkwell@uoguelph.ca, by March 13, 2024, at 11:59 PM EST. Please include “EDID KMb GRA” in the subject line.