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!

Current opportunities:

Call for Applications: Postdoctoral Fellowship (Deadline: May 15, 2023)


The Engendering Disability Inclusive Development – Genre, handicap et développement inclusif (EDID-GHDI) partnership, at the Live Work Well Research Centre, together with the College of Applied Social and Human Sciences, Department of Political Science, and the Guelph Institute for Development Studies, is offering a two-year postdoctoral fellowship opportunity at the University of Guelph as of September 5, 2023.

Using collaborative, engaging and interactive approaches, the EDID-GHDI partnership (funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada) brings together researchers, decision-makers and civil society organizations in Haiti, Vietnam, South Africa and Canada, and transnationally, to:

  • Uncover, create, and share knowledge about women and girls’ struggles for and progress toward disability-inclusive development, and explore how women and girls with disabilities contribute to discussions of rights and justice.
  • Engender disability-inclusive development policies that remove barriers and enable inclusion and participation.

More information about the EDID-GHDI partnership can be found through the Disability, Access, and Inclusion Cluster.

This postdoctoral fellowship will contribute to the partnership through research related to one of the following areas or another related area proposed by the applicant:

  • Transnational mobilizations around gendered disability rights;
  • Comparative challenges for intersectional human rights organizations related to gendered disability rights (e.g. leadership, capacity, connections with international treaty body structures, etc.);
  • Comparative and/or transnational research on specific themes related to gendered disability rights (e.g. gender-based violence, transitional justice, donor development cooperation policies, sexual and reproductive health and rights, etc.)

The postdoctoral researcher will also contribute to the Early Researchers’ Forum at Dalhousie University in November 2023 and a partnership team meeting in South Africa in 2024.

Application Information

Women and gender-diverse people with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. Candidates must have been awarded a doctorate from a recognized university or expect to have completed all degree requirements by September 1, 2023.

Application packages should include:

  1. A current C.V.
  2. A research proposal (maximum 2 pages in length) that outlines the proposed program of post-doctoral research in relation to the areas described above.
  3. Two letters of reference (one of which is from the applicant's Ph.D. supervisor).

Please submit your application package by May 15, 2023.

For more information, and to submit your application please email

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