Co-op: CBU/Unama’ki College Research Assistant

  • Location: CBU main campus and/or Unama’ki College
  • Deadline: November 17, 2019 at 11:00 am

Start date: January 6, 2019 (for one semester)

Duration: Winter Semester Coop placement; 12 weeks, 35 hrs/wk

Compensation: $15/hr


The Bras d’Or Lakes CEPI Project is one of nine projects across Canada supported by A Shared Future(ASF). ASF is a five-year program of research funded by the Canadian Institute for Health Research (CIHR). In the spirit of reconciliation and nation-to-nation relationship building, each of the nine ASF projects aim to reconcile Indigenous and Western knowledge systems within collaborative organizations.

The Collaborative Environmental Planning Initiative (CEPI)is a 14-year-old partnership between all levels of Canadian Government and First Nations focused on the health and well-being of the Bras d’Or Lakes.  Since the beginning, CEPI has been guided by the principles of Etuaptmunk (Two-Eyed Seeing).

The successful candidate will assist with Phase 1 on the Bras d’Or Lakes CEPI Project. The purpose of Phase 1 is to explore stories of Etuaptmunk (Two-Eyed Seeing) within CEPI to understand how it can be implemented as the CEPI grows and changes.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Accurately transcribe approximately 30 one-hour interviews (audio and/or video) collected by ASF/Bras d’Or Lakes CEPI Project Coordinator
  • Identify themes emerging from interviews and code content
  • Maintain confidentiality of interview data
  • Assist with administrative tasks as assigned

Academic requirements:

  • 3rdor 4thBachelor Arts student in social sciences, humanities

Qualifications, Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent listening skills
  • Proven time management skills
  • Ability to work with little or no supervision
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Familiarity with AtlasTi an asset
  • Fluent English speaker
  • Bilingualism in English/Mi’kmaw an asset
  • Knowledge of Aboriginal communities and experience working with and in communities an asset

Candidates with Aboriginal Heritage are preferred. Interview candidates should be prepared to provide three academic/work references.