CBU WORK STUDY BURSARY PROGRAM – Political Science: Project Assistant – 2016F021


Job/Project Description: Project Assistant

The successful student would work on the Animal Ethics Project and report to a Political Science faculty member from the Department of Communities and Connections.  The project creates educational opportunities about animal advocacy and environmental stewardship.  The successful candidate would be responsible for updating the project’s existing website, doing research on and posting related advocacy materials and educational opportunities to social media, and assisting with event planning related to an upcoming guest speaker and a future conference on the broad themes of animal ethics and environmental sustainability.


  • Website & social media updates
  • Assist with event planning, including logistics work and researching funding opportunities
  • Researching educational  and advocacy opportunities


  • Above first year of study
  • Preference will be given to students with some knowledge or deep interest in animal advocacy and/or environmental sustainability
  • Knowledge of web design and research skills a definite asset



  • Update existing website as needed
  • Post animal ethics project events, advocacy, and educational opportunities to social media
  • Aid with event planning such as coordinating speakers, finding appropriate information on funding opportunities, and helping with event promotion
  • Research into appropriate educational resources and curriculum related specifically to animal advocacy and more broadly to issues of environmental sustainability
  • Research on Canadian practices related to animal ethics and advocacy

Application Details

Start Date:  September 19

End Date:  April 2017

Hours:  All positions are part-time, hours TBD

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/