Student 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!

Current opportunities:

Graduate Student Research Assistant Opportunity

An opportunity is available for a graduate research assistant at the Live Work Well Research Centre from March to August 2021.Our work is centred on anticipating and responding to the changing needs of families, livelihoods, and living environments through research, teaching, and knowledge sharing.


March 22 to August 27, 2021, with possibility of extension (10-15 hrs per week).


This position involves supporting knowledge mobilization activities for the Live Work Well Research Centre and for one of the Centre’s key research projects, called “Engendering Disability Inclusive Development.” Funded by a seven-year SSHRC Partnership Grant, the project builds on established relationships with NGOs, policy makers, and researchers to improve the lives of diverse girls and women with disabilities in the world. This GRA position supports the Knowledge Mobilization Hub of the project and reports to the Knowledge Mobilization Manager, Kim Garwood and the Project Director, Dr. Deborah Stienstra.


  • 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, non-government organizations, 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 community engaged scholarship
  • Interest in issues of disability justice, international development, and/or international human rights
  • Strong organization skills
  • Appropriate equipment, space, and internet connection to work remotely


  • Experience creating accessible documents
  • Experience in inclusive practices and accessibility
  • Experience using WordPress, MailChimp, and Drupal

Remuneration: $25/hour + benefits

This appointment is regularly performed on-campus but will be initially fulfilled remotely (off-campus) until the University resumes its regular operations.

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 Kim Garwood,, by March 8th, 2020 at 11:59 PM EST. Please include “LWW GRA KMb” in the subject line

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