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:

Graduate Student Research Assistant Opportunity (French language position)

An opportunity is available for a graduate research assistant at the Live Work Well Research Centre from January to the end of March 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.

Learn more about the Centre’s work by visiting our website.

Timeframe: 65 hours between January 25 to March 31, 2021, with possibility of extension. 

Description of research project:

The research project is 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. The project aspires to be a bilingual partnership in French and English and includes anglophone, francophone and bilingual partner organizations. 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.


  • Write French-language knowledge mobilization materials, including factsheets, website content, and social media posts.
  • Edit French translations of documents for correctness.
  • Support learning and sharing among research team members, including civil society, non-government organizations, and academics.
  • Attend project meetings (in English) as required (remotely).
  • Undertake other relevant tasks related to the project.

Required Qualifications:

  • MA or PhD student
  • Fluent in French (Level CCC by Canadian government standards)
  • Proficient in English (Level CBC)
  • 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


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

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 the following to Kim Garwood,, by January 18, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST:

  • Cover letter: Please provide both an English and French version
  • Résumé: May be submitted in English or French


  • Please include “GRA KMb EDID - French” in the subject line.
  • Please submit all documents in one file if possible.