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Student Research Assistant - School of Business

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Student Position
Closing Date: 
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Date of Posting: 
June 4, 2014
School of Business
Student Research Assistant
Hours of Work: 

 150  hours in total, flexible hours

$11.11 per hour as per Student Rates of Pay

June 2014 to August 30, 2014 

The School of Business is seeking to hire a Student Research Assistant to assist with a research project examining composition of Canadian Boards of Directors. The co-supervisors for this project are Professors Amy MacFarlane and Dr. Susan Graham.


• To gather specified data from the publicly available corporate filings of Canadian companies relating to Board of Director composition. 
• To review and summarize related academic literature.


• 4th year business student with demonstrated prior research experience.
• Completion of ACCT422 and knowledge of corporate governance practices in the Canadian context are considered assets.
• Strong organizational skills.
• Ability to work independently.

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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