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Research Assistant

Under the direction of the Co-Leads of the program, Dr. Sue Chiblow and Haley MacLeod (Re search Associates of NORDIK Institute), the Assistant Coordinator will assist with coordinating and research activities related to Aki Kikinomakaywin (Learning on the land) project.

Position Status: 8 Week Contract – Summer Student

Responsibilities Include:

  • Helping to develop activities and related teaching materials for the program
  • Helping with necessary communications with program partners to help with planning and program development
  • Participate in bi-weekly meetings with the program Co-Leads, and monthly meetings with the advisory group
  • Helping with different administrative tasks such as budget maintenance, document organization, report writing, survey development, etc.
  • Play a concerted role in researching relevant information and preparing posts for the program’s social media accounts. For example, infographics will be prepared discussing data and information related to education barriers faced by First Nation youth, as well as highlight Indigenous scientists and the members of our Advisory Group
  • Help to develop and maintain program website
  • Participate in training activities;
  • Attend NORDIK Team meetings. 

Skills Preferred:

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Research experience
  • Ability to organize and work independently and as a team player
  • Familiarity with Indigenous communities
  • Familiarity with computer word processing and presentation applications and videoconferencing applications (Google Meet, Zoom, or WebEx)
  • Some knowledge of science, technology, engineering, and/or mathematics (STEM)


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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