First Nation Housing Research Assistant – CBU

  • Location: Membertou & Eskasoni, Nova Scotia
  • Deadline: December 18, 2020 at 11:59 pm

Unama’ki College – First Nation Housing Research Assistant – People, Places, Policies and Prospects (2 Positions Available) 

Employment Duration: Winter Semester (January 11th – April 30th)

Hours: 10 Hours / Week

Rate of Pay: $23.00 / Hour

Project Leads: Dr. Catherine Leviten-Reid, Stephen Augustine, and William Roy


Job Description:

These research positions will be responsible for scoping research projects that relate to longer term, community directed projects based in Membertou and Eskasoni First Nations. The community led projects aim to document affordable housing ‘stories’, highlighting the importance of affordable housing and how it contributes to community well-being. Research will also be used to teach others about the different ways affordable housing is organized and provided on and off reserve.

Over the winter semester, successful applicants will perform scoping research on current and historical housing programs on and off reserve. Additional duties will include synthesizing their research and findings into a final community-based report as well as the development of other possible knowledge mobilization tools.

Preference will be given to applicants who identify as Indigenous or are past/current residents of Membertou or Eskasoni First Nation.

Specific Job Tasks May Include:

  • Scoping research on current and historical housing programs for Indigenous peoples on and off reserve (reading and documenting available literature)
  • Synthesizing findings into a final report that will inform future community led work on these projects
  • Development of knowledge mobilization materials including excerpts for newsletters, websites, and presentations to project partners
  • Reviewing the process of applying to the Mi’kmaq Ethics Watch
  • Other duties as required

How to Apply:

Please send a copy of your CV and a cover letter, outlining your interest in this work, by December 18th, 2020. Send documents to Will Roy at Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Parent Research Project Description – People, Places, Policies and Prospects:

This project is funded and developed through the SSHRC-CMHC Partnership Grant called People, Places, Policies and Prospects, led by Dr. Catherine Leviten-Reid in the Shannon School of Business. This project is multi-pronged, national in scope, and looks to answer the question “How affordable housing approaches of different kinds affect the most vulnerable Canadians?”. Specifically, this project examines how different forms of housing provision might contribute to the following domains including: Health and Wellbeing, Neighbourhood Opportunities and Connections, Economic Hardship, Housing Stability, and Housing Condition.