CBU Work Study Bursary Program – Social Justice Issues Research Assistant – 2017F009


Job Title: Social Justice Issues Research Assistant

Department: SSOB – Organizational Management

Supervisor: Catherine Leviten-Reid

Job Description:

The student would provide research assistance to support the community-based research projects in which the supervisor is engaged (focused on affordable housing and homelessness in the CBRM). Some of the work would take place on campus (such as in the CBU library); however, the student could also work remotely (such as from their home) and would be asked to attend project meetings held by the Affordable Housing and Homelessness Working Group (currently held in downtown Sydney, by the Dorchester bus stop). The student would be trained and report to the supervisor, although training would also be provided by Laura Syms.


  • Familiarity with library databases
  • Ability to work with Excel
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Good writing and referencing skills

Experience working or volunteering for a non-profit organization is an asset but not required.



  • Searching and synthesizing academic literature and government policy documents
  • Data entry
  • Potentially transcribing interviews and assisting with data analysis (such as data cleaning and the generation of descriptive results)
  • Other duties as required

Application Details

Start Date: September 2017

End Date: April 2018

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/