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Student Research Assistant - Department of Applied Communications, Leadership and Culture - Faculty of Arts

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Department of Applied Communication, Leadership and Culture - Faculty of Arts
Student Research Assistant
Hours of Work:
Up to 37.5 hours per week

$16.10 per hour plus 4% vacation pay


May 30 – September 3, 2022


The GeoREACH lab in the Applied Communications, Leadership & Culture program is seeking a Research Assistant with experience in History, Digital Humanities, or related disciplines to support research on land use, food, and policy history in Atlantic Canada. The Research Assistant will be supervised by the Director, Dr. Joshua MacFadyen. The GeoREACH lab supports Geospatial Research in Atlantic Canadian History and other projects of the ACLC program.


  • Produce historical research using primary documents
  • Participate in the weekly team meeting
  • Conduct literature reviews
  • Assist team members with data entry QA/QC and summaries
  • Organize research results in databases such as Google Docs and Zotero
  • Work independently in Charlottetown area archives
  • 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
  • Knowledge of Prince Edward Island history
  • Knowledge of food and agriculture
  • Ability to travel to various PEI archives

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 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.