CBU Work Study Bursary Program: Leisure interconnected with Nature and Community (LiNC Lab) Assistant 2019W013


Experiential Studies in Community and Sport (XCS); the new department for the Community Studies (COMS) and Sport and Physical Activity Leadership (SPAL) units

You will work on a variety of LiNC Lab projects under the umbrella of Dr. Maher’s program of research and community outreach. These projects will all include linkages between using digital tools and sharing outdoor experiences. Work may include research literature reviews, website design, the creation and curation of social media accounts and post-production on digital stories/videos shot by other students. In addition to working with Dr. Maher, the assitant will also have the opportunity to work directly with the Leadership Team of the Nova Scotia Outdoor Network (NSON is a project of Recreation Nova Scotia), the Editors of the Canadian Journal of Environmental Education (CJEE), the steering committee for the Unama’ki Cape Breton Outdoor Network (UCBON), and collaborators from the Seawall Trail Society.

Qualifications: Students from any academic background are encouraged to apply. However, I am looking for a student with an interest in the outdoors, who has the ability to write/communicate well and also work with various digital tools (i.e., iMovie, Survey Monkey, Facebook, Twitter, etc.). Applicants should be able to work independently, but also with other CBU faculty/staff and collaborators at partner institutions to create and maintain the necessary digital assets.


Duties/Responsibilities: The Assistant will be assigned a variety of tasks, including but not limited to:

  • Creating online literature review resources on LiNC topics – for use by CBU, NSON, UCBON, etc.;
  • Managing and maintaining website and social media tools for UCBON;
  • Enabling the work of the CJEE;
  • Assisting the Seawall Trail Society on market research, in cooperation with the Destination Cape Breton Association;
  • Other research and promotional duties as assigned (within the realm of a variety of LiNC Lab projects).

Application Details

Hours:  All positions are part-time, hours TBD

Only eligible students can apply to a CBU Work Study Bursary position.  To determine eligibility and to complete an application, go to:  


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.

Forward resume and cover letter to:  awards@cbu.ca