CBU WORK STUDY BURSARY PROGRAM – Research/Social Media Assistant: Anthropology & Sociology – 2016F014


Job/Project Description:

The Work Study Student will assist a faculty member on a number of projects related to environmental sociology, including researching the Tiny House Movement, sustainable housing, and social movements.  The first task will be the creation of a website on the broad concept of sustainable housing and the location of relevant content, such as academic and news articles and links.  In addition, the successful candidate will transcribe audio files from interviews on the tiny house movement and assist in preliminary coding using the qualitative software package ATLAS.TI.


  • Website creation and updates
  • Retrieving  appropriate content on sustainability, the Tiny House Movement, and social movements
  • Transcribing interviews
  • Preliminary coding of interviews


  • Above the first year of study.
  • Preference will be given to students who have completed Qualitative Research Methods and/or courses on the environment.
  • Interest in environmental sociology and/or the Tiny House Movement will be considered an asset.
  • Understanding of website design a definite asset.



  • Create a website using Word Press
  • Retrieve articles and links for website
  • Update website as needed
  • Accurately transcribe interviews
  • Engage in preliminary coding using ATLAS.TI

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/