Summer Employment: Student Researcher


  • Ability to read cursive handwriting
  • Access to a computer with an internet connection (all of the records need to be accessed in this way)
  • Familiarity with Excel or other spreadsheet/database software
  • Good typing skills, ability to type without looking at a keyboard
  • Familiarity with navigating and shortcuts in Excel or other spreadsheet/database entry software
  • Familiarity with early 20th century medical terms
  • Familiarity with Cape Breton geography and historical place names
  • Ability to build and modify spreadsheet/database templates
  • Familiarity with how internet information is cached and organised to facilitate viewing and recovery of the records


Historical record transcription and spreadsheet/database entry for the reconstruction of a digital file of the death records surrounding the years of the 1918-1919 influenza epidemic in Cape Breton, with the eventual goal to model this epidemic mathematically.

Application Details

Apply via email to:

Joseph M. Parish, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Anthropology

Dept. of L’nu, Political, and Social Studies

Cape Breton University