CBU WORK STUDY BURSARY PROGRAM – Research Assistant in Business History – SU004


Job/Project Description:

A student research assistant is sought for the 2016 Spring/Summer term. The position will involve working on various research projects examining aspects of Cape Breton business history, especially regarding shipping and the ports, and global change management, particularly with respect to offshoring and sustainability. Students with an interest in history, international trade and global change who would like the opportunity to develop their research skills are especially encouraged to apply.  

Student Qualifications:

Students from any academic background are encouraged to apply. I am looking for a senior undergraduate or MBA student who is detail oriented and has the following qualifications: proficiency in MS Word and Excel, as well as some experience using statistical analysis software; previous research experience an asset.


The student will be responsible for meeting with the supervisor in person weekly or bi-weekly to discuss projects. The student will be responsible for carrying out work on a variety of projects, at various stages in the research process.

The research assistant will be asked to do some or all of the following: collect and format data for analysis, conduct preliminary data analyses, search for and review pertinent literature, and assist with the preparation of manuscripts.

Application Details

Start Date:  May 16

End Date:  August 19

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/