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Student Opportunity: Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Decolonization Research Assistant

Student Opportunity: Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Decolonization Research Assistant



Student Opportunity: Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Decolonization Research Assistant

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Job ID: 31411

Application Deadline: Thursday, August 19, 2021 @11:59pm

Eligibility Criteria: sfs.yorku.ca/work-study-programs/how-to-apply-for-ray-positions

Applications are only accepted through the Career Centre. Go to careers.yorku.ca/online-system/ and search for the posting with the Job ID (listed above).


Hourly Wage: $18 per hour

Weekly Hours: 10 hours per week

Start Date: September 01, 2021

End Date: April 29, 2022


Job Description

Under the supervision of Dr. Poirier and Dr. Viens, the Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Decolonization Research Assistant RAY student will:

  • Conduct research on initiatives undertaken by comparable institutions to promote Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Decolonization (EDID)
  • Support the creation of an EDID coalition of support to bring together students, staff, faculty, community members, and external stakeholders
  • Provide support to grant applications, administrative duties, and communications activities related to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Decolonization
  • Develop skills needed for rigorous social science research on Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Decolonization
  • Attend and actively participate in School of Global Health’s EDID committee meetings

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

  • Creating and maintaining a structured and annotated bibliographic review of existing literature organizing academic and gray literature on Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Decolonization
  • Managing sources using reference management software
  • Participating in literature reviews and the translation of knowledge to actions addressing EDID
  • Coordinating between the School of Global Health and various Faculty and University initiatives focused on EDI, including the Faculty of Health Working Group on Anti-Black & Anti-Indigenous Racism
  • Assisting in organizing and publicizing School of Global Health EDID consultation sessions and events (e.g., seminar series, public lecture, town hall)
  • Gathering data from international government agencies, research organizations, and the private sector to inform future initiatives to support EDID in global health career development

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

  • Critical thinking
  • Data collection and cleaning
  • Conducting literature review
  • Reference management
  • Project management

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

  • Methodological training on data collection and analysis
  • Subject matter training on Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Decolonization
  • Regular meetings with supervising full-time faculty and staff

Qualifications

  • Current undergraduate York student (we encourage applicants from diverse programs of study)
  • Demonstrated interest in Global Health and Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Decolonization
  • Demonstrated skills, experience, and familiarity with literature review and program management
  • Experience working with people from a variety of backgrounds/cultures
  • Excellent communication skills: professional email/phone correspondence
  • 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

Themes

Global Health Foresighting

Topics

Decolonization

Contributors

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Status

Concluded

Related Work

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Updates

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