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AVC Vet Camp Counsellors/Student Research Assistants (Up to 3 Positions) - AVC Deans Office - Atlantic Veterinary College *REPOSTED*

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Position Type:
Student Position
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AVC Dean's Office - Atlantic Veterinary College
AVC Vet Camp Counsellors/Student Research Assistants (Up to 5 Positions)
Hours of Work:
37.5 hours per week

$13.70 per hours, plus 4% vacation pay


May 9, 2022 to July 29, 2022

The Atlantic Veterinary College offers two, one-week junior day camps for youth entering grades 7, 8 and 9 in the 2022/2023 school year and two, one-week senior day camps for those entering grades 10, 11 and 12 in the 2022/2023 school year. The national award-winning Dr. Tim Ogilvie AVC Vet Camp provides a high quality, hands on educational opportunity for children interested in veterinary medicine, animals, and science.

The positions are for 12 weeks employment – including as a counsellor with AVC Vet Camp, and potentially in materials preparation and/or working on College-related research and/or service projects.



Camp Counsellors work with the AVC Vet Camp Coordinator on the day-to-day operations of the AVC Vet Camp. More information about the AVC Vet Camp can be found at Counsellors will also assist in the implementation of the College’s NSERC PromoScience-funded outreach program for Indigenous youth.

Student Research Assistants (SRAs):

Working closely with faculty, SRAs participate in the execution, analysis, and evaluation of AVC research and/or service projects. Duties may include performing lab and diagnostic tests, organizing and completing project assignments, creating, and maintaining records, conducting library searches, and/or related field work.


The successful candidates must:

  • Possess strong organizational and leadership skills, good oral and written communication skills, and be a self-starter, detail-oriented, enthusiastic, and creative
  • Be willing to learn, teach, motivate, and supervise the activities of campers.
  • Have the ability to work independently, the capacity to learn research  methods and work routines, and have an interest in research
  • Be familiar with animals and animal handling
  • Preference will be given to DVM students who have completed at least one year of the DVM program (by summer 2022); however, students in other disciplines will be considered. Prior experience as camp leader or counsellor would be an asset
  • First aid certification is preferred, although candidates who are willing to complete certification will be considered

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

                                        Applicants from competition 09S22 need not reapply. 

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 posted on the UPEI Human Resources website. Applications will not be accepted via email.

If you are unable to apply online, you can drop off your resume to the Human Resources Department, Kelley Building, University of Prince Edward Island, 550 University Avenue, Charlottetown, PEI C1A 4P3, Fax Number (902) 894-2895.

UPEI will require all students, staff, and faculty to comply with the Covid 19 attestation and vaccination requirements as set out under the UPEI Covid 19 Mandatory Vaccination Policy.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified student candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, permanent residents and full-time international students with a valid study permit will be given priority.

UPEI is committed to equity, diversity, inclusion, and reconciliation and believes in providing a positive learning and working environment where every person feels empowered to contribute. UPEI is committed to the principle of equity in employment and encourages applications from underrepresented groups including women, Indigenous peoples, visible minorities, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. 

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.