Student Research Assistant - Applied Communications, Leadership & Culture Program - Faculty of Arts

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Applied Communications, Leadership & Culture Program - Faculty of Arts
Student Research Assistant
Hours of Work:
5-10 hours per week
$13.29 per hour (vacation pay included)

As soon as possible to March 31, 2019

The GeoREACH lab in the Applied, Communications, Leadership & Culture program is seeking a Research Assistant to support research and data entry related to land use, food, and policy history in Atlantic Canada. The Research Assistant will be supervised by Dr. Joshua MacFadyen, Director, and Ross Dwyer, Project Manager. The GeoREACH lab supports Geospatial Research in Atlantic Canadian History and other projects of the ACLC program.


• Produce historical research using primary documents
• Conduct literature reviews
• Perform data entry and summaries
• Organize research results in databases such as Google Docs and Zoter
• Aerial photo interpretation
• Working with Geographic Information Systems (GIS)


• Experience with data management (spreadsheets)
• Ability to work with minimal supervision
• Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
• Ability to quickly learn and master various computer applications
• Experience with GIS would be considered an asset
• Knowledge of Atlantic Canadian history, food and agriculture would be considered an asset
• Driver’s license and ability to travel to various PEI archives would be considered an asset

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

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.