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Research Assistant

Under the direction of Dr. Laura Wyper, the Research Assistant will be responsible for a variety of research duties.

Position Status: 8 Week Contract – Summer Student

Responsibilities Include:

  • Conduct primary and/or secondary research related to food systems, agriculture, and related topics
  • Identify and engage with relevant stakeholders
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  • Analyze and summarize data
  • Disseminate information to stakeholders, partners, and other relevant parties and assist with project communications, including public presentations
  • Assist with writing and feedback gathering
  • Attend NORDIK Team meetings 

Skills Preferred:

  • Research skills, including previous experience with literature reviews and secondary data collection
  • Knowledge of Indigenous cultures 
  • Strong organizational and time management 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Excellent social media skills
  • Knowledge of grant/proposal writing 
  • Familiarity with various media outlets and social media 
  • Experience with Microsoft and/or G-Suite Applications
  • Can work independently and cooperatively


To be eligible to participate in the Canada Summer Jobs initiative, individuals must:

  • Be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment; 
  • Be Canadian citizens, permanent residents or persons to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act; and,
  • Have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations.

Closing Date: May 20, 2022

Start Date: May 30, 2022

 This employment opportunity was made possible with the generous support of the Government of Canada through the Canada Summer Jobs program.

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