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Student Research Assistant - Faculty of Education

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Student Position
Closing Date: 
Friday, October 16, 2015
Date of Posting: 
October 8, 2015
Faculty of Education
Student Research Assistant
Hours of Work: 

10 - 20 hours a week

$12.08 per hour (vacation pay included)

October 2015 to December 2015

The Faculty of Education is seeking a student to assist the JERG project which explores effective school policy and strategies to foster youth’s leadership and engagement in building welcoming school and community environment for immigrant and refugee students. The research is to adopt a participatory and appreciative approach to explore best strategies to develop youth leadership and engagement in fostering a welcoming school environment for immigrant and refugee students. Data have been/will be collected through interviews, focus groups, research forum, activity log, and field notes.   Participants include educators (principal, EAL teachers, and guided counselors) and students from schools in Charlottetown.


• Transcribe qualitative research data (Main duty)
• Ensure organization and secure maintenance of data
• Assist with local and regional research meetings
• Assist with the preparation of research presentation and report


• Have good listening and memory skills (able to understand and restate fast, complex English)  
• Have strong English skills (able to write complex English as quickly, clearly, and effortlessly as a well-educated native English speaker)
• Can type at least 60 words per minute, with no errors
• Strong computer literacy (e.g., familiarity with voice transcription software/app, google apps, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, online communication tools)
• Excellent time management and work ethics
• Good knowledge and understanding of PEI school system and environment
• Experiences working with youth from diverse cultural backgrounds
• Strong cross-cultural understanding and competency

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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