Research Support Officer-Canada Summer Jobs

  • Location: Cape Breton University
  • Deadline: June 22, 2020 at 5:00 pm

About the Job:
The goal of the work is to identify and evaluate existing gardens and sites of edibles in CBRM (and beyond) that will inform the expansion of the food forest project in the following two years.

• Sourcing and mapping public or publicly accessible edible fruit, shrubs, vegetative plant populations in CBRM;
• Evaluating community food gardens;
• Help with garden-related public events (garden build, gleaning, community meal).
• Review the horticulture database at CBU for sites of wild edibles around Cape Breton Island.


  • Drivers license and access to vehicle
  • BASE or BACS student preferred
  • Interest in food justice, food security
  • Ability to work independently on variety of tasks
  • Desire to improve research and writing skills

Canada Summer Jobs Eligibility:
• be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment;
• be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment; and,
• have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations.
• The youth must be 15 years of age at the beginning of the employment period. The youth may be more than 30 years of age at the end of the employment period as long as the youth was 30 at the beginning of the employment period.
• International students are not eligible participants. International students include anyone who is temporarily in Canada for studies and who is not a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person who has been granted refugee status in Canada. Youth awaiting a refugee status ruling, as well as those who hold a temporary visitor visa, youth visa or work visa are ineligible. As the objective of the Canada Summer Jobs program is to support youth entering the Canadian labour market, the temporary nature of an international student’s time in Canada does not allow for a long-term connection to the labour market.
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How to Apply:  Email cover letter, resume and 3 references to

Application Deadline: June 22, 2020