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 (available no earlier than 2019) 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:

  1. GRA, Mobilizing marginalized knowledges and practices for structural transformation. Deadline: Wednesday, June 10
  2. GRA, Engendering Disability-Inclusive Development. Deadline: Thursday, June 18
  3. GRA, Engendering Disability-Inclusive Development, Knowledge Mobilization Hub. Deadline: Thursday, June 18

Graduate Research Assistant, Engendering Disability Inclusive Development (Knowledge Mobilization Hub)

Timeframe:

June to August 31,2020; with possibility of extension. Up to 15 hrs per week.

Description of research project:

The research project is called “Engendering Disability Inclusive Development”. Funded through 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 is involved in the Knowledge Mobilization Hub of the project, reports to the Knowledge Mobilization Manager, Valérie Grand’Maison and the Project Director, Dr. Deborah Stienstra.

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate meetings, data sharing, and input for the Knowledge Mobilization Hub
  • Prepare Knowledge Mobilization plans and guides for research teams to complete
  • Prepare relevant and appropriate knowledge sharing tools
  • 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 related to the project

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 conduct work remotely

Assets:

  • Experience creating accessible documents
  • Experience in inclusive practices and accessibility

Remuneration: 25.00$/hour

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, which details your experience and interest, via email, indicating GRA KMb EDID in the subject line to Valérie Grand’Maison, liveworkwell@uoguelph.ca, by June 18th, 2020 at 11:59 PM EST.

Graduate Research Assistant, Engendering Disability Inclusive Development

Timeframe:

June to August 31,2020; with possibility of extension. Up to 15 hrs per week.

Description of research project:

The research project is called “Engendering Disability Inclusive Development”. Funded through 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 reports to the Interim Project Manager, Dr. Laura Pin, and the Project Director, Dr. Deborah Stienstra.

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate meetings, data sharing, and input with community partners
  • Update and adjust project work plan as needed
  • Prepare content and templates for partner engagement
  • Provide logistical support for the work of the Hubs as required
  • Attend project meetings as required (remotely)
  • Undertake other relevant tasks related to the project

Required Qualifications:

  • MA or PhD student
  • 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 conduct work remotely

Assets:

  • Project management experience
  • Experience in inclusive practices and accessibility

Remuneration: 25.00$/hour

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, which details your experience and interest, via email, indicating GRA EDID in the subject line to Valérie Grand’Maison, liveworkwell@uoguelph.ca, by June 18th, 2020 at 11:59 PM EST.

Graduate Research Assistant, Mobilizing marginalized knowledges and practices for structural transformation

Timeframe:

June 22, 2020 to August 31, 2020; max. 190 hours (up to 15 hrs per week).

Description of research project:

The research project is called “Mobilizing marginalized knowledges and practices for structural transformation”. The objective is to propose policy responses that could mitigate the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on people living with poverty. Using a livelihoods framework and intersectional policy analysis, we will identify gaps in current social policy responses to COVID-19. Through existing partnerships, our community engaged approach will also highlight strategies people living with poverty are using to respond to these gaps. This GRA position reports to Dr. Leah Levac and Dr. Laura Pin, the two Principal Investigators of the project.

Responsibilities:

  • Support and monitor the ethics approval process
  • Coordinate research meetings
  • Organize participant recruitment and focus group logistics in collaboration with community partners
  • Analyze focus group data
  • Generate publicly accessible knowledge
  • Undertake other relevant tasks related to the implementation of the project

Required Qualifications:

  • MA or PhD student
  • Experience in interdisciplinary research and community engaged scholarship
  • Knowledge and experience using intersectionality
  • Interest in issues of social and economic justice
  • Appropriate equipment, space, and internet connection to conduct work remotely

Assets:

  • Knowledge and experience with livelihoods framework
  • Experience in conducting policy analyses

Remuneration: 25.00$/hour

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, which details your experience and interest, via email, indicating GRA COVID-19 in the subject line to Valérie Grand’Maison, liveworkwell@uoguelph.ca by Wednesday, June 10th  2020.