Undergraduate Research Assistants-01

Do you have an interest in community-based education and research?
Do you want to explore the role of education within varied community organizations?
Are you interested in contributing to local decolonizing efforts?


Start and end date: Summer 2021 and beyond

Hours: 10 hrs/Week

Salary: $18.00 an hour


With the guidance of a community-based organization, the responsibilities of this position will be directly related to the mandate of the research funding regarding the compilation of data for the SSHRC Partnership titled, Co-Curricular Making: Honoring Indigenous Connections to the Land, Culture, and Relational Self*. The position involves supporting community partner efforts towards collaborating and co-organizing the research activities and outputs in support of curricular Indigenization.

Organizational Status

This position will interact with members of the research team and is expected to report to the community partner and research team.

Work Performed

In conjunction with the community partner’s oversight, the RA will:

  • Attend meetings and support the conduct of research
  • Develop written progress reports, summary/milestone information, and curricular materials and resources, supporting land-based, diversity and inclusion practices for educators & schools
  • Foster project objectives and milestones and advise the research team of recommendations
  • Identify, problem solve, and implement the removal of barriers for successful project activities, with emphasis on resolving issues and facilitating collaborative relationships between researchers, collaborators, and all stakeholders
  • Assist the community partner with routine tasks associated with meetings, data collection, organization, and needed preparation
  • Transcribe data (field notes, observations, reflections, interviews, etc)
  • Other related duties as required.

Supervision Received

Works under the direct supervision of the community partner in accordance with detailed oral or written instructions; routine duties are carried out under general supervision.

Supervision Given

None but may explain work sequences to others.

Consequence of Error/Judgement

This position will work largely independently, but work will be checked and reviewed regularly by the Community Partner and Principal Investigators.  This person will know how to prioritize the tasks at hand and ensure that all of them are completed over a reasonable time frame.

Minimum Qualifications

Grade 12 diploma and currently enrolled in an undergraduate program at UBC.


Candidates should have experience with First Nations communities within the Okanagan Valley. Excellent communication/interpersonal skills. Excellent organizational skills. Working knowledge of computer applications for word processing and spreadsheets, as well as Internet browsers and email applications. A demonstrated ability to work both independently and within a team environment is critical; must be self-directed.


Please forward your resume and cover letter to desiree.marshall-peer@ubc.ca

*For more information about the specific SSHRC Partnership Grant, visit education.ok.ubc.ca/cocurricularmaking.


UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.