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Graduate Student Position - Island Studies - Faculty of Arts

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Student Position
Closing Date: 
Friday, August 14, 2015
Date of Posting: 
August 7, 2015
Island Studies - Faculty of Arts
Graduate Student Position
Hours of Work: 

240 hours in total

$20.48 per hour (vacation pay included)

August 2015 – September, 2015

The Institute of Island Studies seeks a graduate student to assist the “Building Community Resilience” Conference Chair and Co-ordinator in the following tasks:


• Work with community liaisons to develop four community resilience field trips, two cultural events, and one public event.
• Create case studies of the field trips.
• Work with community liaison to organize a Youth Forum in Summerside.
• Engage knowledge mobilization strategies (both pre- and post-conference), including website, e-mail and Facebook updates, conference publicity materials (news releases, advertisements); and co-ordinate papers for the proceedings (including readying papers for peer review).
• Other organizational and planning duties as required.


• The student will be a graduate student (preference given to Master of Arts in Island Studies students).
• Excellent oral and written communications skills
• Excellent research and computer skills (including desktop publishing).
• Demonstrates a knowledge of and interest in island-related issues such as economic development, resilience, identity, and governance (the subjects of the conference).
• Good time manager who can handle diverse tasks under pressure, self-motivated, and has the ability to liaise with UPEI faculty, staff, committee members, community volunteers, and conference delegates.
• Ability to schedule appointments and meetings, handle confidential information in a responsible manner, maintain project files, and assist with preparation of various project-related documents and reports (both narrative and financial).

The student will work under the supervision of Dr. Laurie Brinklow, Co-ordinator of the Institute of Island Studies and Chair of the Conference, and with Ms. Emily Thomas, Conference Co-ordinator, and Dr. Ryan Gibson, Chair of the Conference Program Committee.

Priority to University of Prince Edward Island students in accordance with Recruitment, Selection, Hiring and Employment Policies and Procedures manual.

Application Instructions: 

Please submit electronically a cover letter, quoting the competition number, a resume and reference list, to be received no later than the closing date, via the link below. You can also apply in person to the Human Resources Department, Kelley Building, University of Prince Edward Island, 550 University Avenue, Charlottetown, PEI C1A 4P3, Fax Number (902) 894-2895.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

The University of Prince Edward Island is committed to gender equity in employment. Only those applicants who are invited to an interview will be acknowledged.

UPEI encourages all qualified applicants to apply for job openings; however, in keeping with the terms and provisions of the university’s various employment and collective agreements, first priority will be given to internal candidates.
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