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Re-advertisement - Student Opportunity: Decolonizing Planetary Health Research Assistant

Re-advertisement - Student Opportunity: Decolonizing Planetary Health Research Assistant


Published on July 22, 2021

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Job ID: 31380

Application Deadline: Friday, September 3, 2021 @11:59pm

Eligibility Criteria:

Applications are only accepted through the Career Centre. Go to and search for the posting with the Job ID (listed above).

Hourly Wage: $16.25 per hour

Weekly Hours: 6.5 hours per week

Start Date: September 13, 2021

End Date: April 29, 2022

Job Description

Under the supervision of Dr. James Stinson and Dr. Mary Wiktorowicz, the Decolonizing Planetary Health RAY student will:

  • Support the development of a decolonized planetary Health research agenda
  • Support Dr. Stinson’s SSHRC funded research project “Planetary Health Partnership: Anishinaabe youth guardians, land-based learning, and the practice of living well with the world.”
  • Attend and actively participate in a weekly transdisciplinary seminar series on planetary health and environmental research
  • Any other duties as assigned

Specific research activities the student(s) will be engaged in:

  • Create a structured and annotated bibliographic review of existing literature;
  • Create a digital research archive of PDFs of identified papers;
  • Create a series of draft PowerPoint presentations that capture the core conceptual content.
  • Mobilze research results for public audiences via social media

Type of research experience the student(s) will receive:

  • Critical thinking
  • Conducting literature review; Creating annotated bibliography; Tabulating data;
  • Preparing presentations and written outputs of research; Editing and formatting drafts; Correspondence with partners and workshop invitees;
  • Professional communication, including international and cross-cultural professional interaction and communication
  • Knowledge mobilization for public audiences

Type of training and support that will be provided to the student(s) in carrying out these research activities:

  •  Methodological training on data analysis
  • Subject matter training on Indigenous Peoples, environmentalism, and Global Health.
  • Training in the use of reference management software
  • Day-to-day supervision by DIGHR Postdoctoral Fellow
  • Regular status meetings with your supervising Postdoctoral Fellow, Dr. James Stinson


  • Current undergraduate York student (we encourage applicants from diverse programs of study and Indigenous applicants are especially encouraged)
  • Demonstrated interest in Indigenous Peoples, Environmentalism, and/or Global Health
  • Demonstrated skills, experience, and familiarity with conducting literature reviews
  • Experience working with people from a variety of backgrounds/cultures
  • Excellent communication skills: professional email/phone correspondence, public speaking, and presentation proficiency
  • Excellent computer skills (word processing, email, database management, spreadsheets)
  • Demonstrates an eagerness to learn and take on initiative
  • Demonstrates organizational and time management skills
  • Ability and willingness to work both independently and as part of a team with researchers, students, and staff

List of applications materials:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Writing Sample


Planetary Health



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Mary E. Wiktorowicz, Associate Director Active
James Stinson, Postdoctoral Fellow, Planetary Health & Education Active

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