CBU Work Study Bursary Program – Community Food Research Event Assistant, 2018F021


Title: Community Food Research Event assistant
Department: Community Studies

As part of an ongoing research project, the Island Food Network and Drs. Potvin, Gibbs, and E. MacLeod are organizing Community Conversations about food security in Cape Breton. These conversations will occur throughout the Island community and will require planning support as well as basic research support.


  • Upper year students or those who have completed a research methods course in their discipline
  • Must complete TCPS2 tutorial upon hire
  • Mi’kmaw language speakers an asset, but not required
  • Good communication skills; comfortable working with diverse groups of people
  • Students will event planning experience also an asset
  • Fluency with data sharing via online platforms (i.e., Microsoft Office 365; DropBox)


  • Support Community Research Coordinator and IFN coordinator in planning Community Conversations (event planning) includes
  • Assist with data collection (data management; audio recording; observation notes)
  • Transcribe recordings of Community Conversations

Application Details

Hours: All positions are part-time, hours TBD
Learning Outcomes:

  •  develop research skills
  • cultivate planning/organizational skills
  • develop interpersonal skills by working in a dynamic team
  • support community-lead initiative; make connections in the community

Only eligible students can apply to a CBU Work Study Bursary position. If eligible send resume, cover letter and an application to the CBU Work Study Bursary Program to: awards@cbu.ca Submissions that do not include an application to the CBU Work Study Bursary Program will not be considered. All applications must also reference the above Job Number.

To determine eligibility and to complete an application go to: http://www.cbu.ca/come-to-cbu/tuition-finances/scholarships-bursaries/work-study-bursary-program/

Deadline for applications is Friday, September 14th, 2018.