CBU WORK STUDY BURSARY PROGRAM – Research Assistant: History & Culture – 2016F019


Job/Project Description: Research Assistant

There are several research projects with which the Research Assistant could work depending on his or her strengths, skills, and interests. Research projects include a Gaelic song/dictionary app, disaster songs in Atlantic Canada (disastersongs.ca), grant writing, and/or editing. A faculty member will work with the successful applicant to determine a work plan that suits both my needs and the applicant’s abilities and interests.

Depending on the Research Assistant’s strengths, skills, and interests, tasks could include:

  • transcribing interviews
  • conducting interviews
  • updating website content
  • writing a blog
  • researching Gaelic songs
  • developing a business plan
  • grant writing, and/or editing academic writing about traditional music


Upper year undergraduate students are preferred. The successful applicant will be able to work independently, be creative, and have a strong work ethic. The successful applicant will have strong oral and written communication skills in English. Any of Gaelic fluency, writing experience, editing experience, website development experience, and/or business plan writing experience will be considered an asset.


Responsibilities: See above.

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/