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:

Undergraduate Research Assistant Opportunity: Winter 2023

An opportunity is available for an Undergraduate Student Research position to support the Live Work Well Research Centre’s strategic planning process. In January 2023, the Live Work Well Research Centre will be starting an exciting new strategic planning process. Renewing our strategic plan will involve recommitting to our values and priorities for cultivating and connecting with communities where all families, livelihoods, and living environments flourish. It will also involve reimagining how we anticipate and respond to the changing needs of families, livelihoods, and living environments through research, teaching, and knowledge sharing.

Timeframe: February 6th to April 30th, 2023, up to 120 hours maximum

Salary: Between $16-17/hour (based on experience) + benefits


This position will support the strategic planning process at the Live Work Well Research Centre, including through the following activities:

  • Organization of strategic planning meetings and workshops
  • Documentation, analysis, and synthesis of strategic planning discussions
  • Creation of knowledge mobilization and communications materials to promote strategic planning processes and share outcomes

The successful candidate will also be responsible for attending Centre meetings and supporting other research and knowledge mobilization activities as needed. The position is intended to be fulfilled remotely, with meetings in-person as needed.


  • Eligible University of Guelph undergraduate student, priority given to those in CSAHS departments
  • Excellent writing and editing skills
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Interest in interdisciplinary research and/or community engaged scholarship
  • Strong organizational skills, and ability to manage a variety of tasks and meet deadlines
  • Appropriate equipment, space, and internet connection to work remotely


  • Bilingual (French/English)

Anticipated Student Learning:

  1. Communication Skills: In this position, you will learn how to effectively communicate information and ideas through various means:
    1. Writing and editing documents to support strategic planning sessions (e.g. agendas, meeting summaries, and reports)
    2. Creating and producing accessible documents for public audiences
  2. Planning and Organizing: You will also have an opportunity to develop your planning and organizing skills by supporting the Centre with its strategic planning. You will play a key role in:
    1. Developing and implementing strategic planning sessions
    2. Assisting in planning and taking notes at meetings and workshops
    3. Establishing tasks, monitoring progress, and reflecting on outcomes
    4. Organizing volunteers to assist with note taking and other tasks during meetings.
  3. Cultural and Civic Information and its Application: Beginning from the margins, our research at the Centre is focused on five intersecting research clusters, each cluster exploring complex themes and the ways they influence work, family, and well-being in all their diverse forms. In this position, you will have an opportunity to learn about and apply a range of concepts and theories across different fields that help us make sense of the changing needs of families, work, and wellbeing in all their diverse forms.

Supervision Structure:

You will work with the Research and Knowledge Mobilization Manager Project Manager, with ongoing feedback and support from them. You will also attend the Live Work Well Research Centre's weekly Team meetings. As well, you may work directly with the Director of the Centre and/or with some of the Graduate Research Assistants working on research projects connected to the Centre.

Note: Applicants are requested to submit a cover letter with their application, describing how their skills and experience fit the position description, to

Application Deadline: January 31st, 2023, 11:59PM


Scholarships Available for Haitian MA Students as part of EDID-GHDI Project

Attention Haitian students! Are you a second-year student in a master's degree in ethnology, social sciences, law or education? For your thesis, do you want to build knowledge in partnership with institutions and associations of disabled people and women? Apply for one of two $12,500 scholarships offered for the research, writing and defense of a thesis on girls and women with disabilities. 

The scholarships are part of a research partnership called “Engendering Disability Inclusive Development – Genre, handicap et développement inclusif.” 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.

Find out more about the scholarships


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