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Student Opportunity – Afghan Refugee Health-Related Canadian Resettlement Scoping Research Assistant

Student Opportunity – Afghan Refugee Health-Related Canadian Resettlement Scoping Research Assistant


Published on March 28, 2022

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Job ID: 41484

Application Deadline: Thursday, April 21, 2022 @11:59pm

Visit the following link for the Eligibility Criteria.

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Hourly Wage: $17 per hour

Weekly Hours: 6 hours per week

Start Date: May 2, 2022

End Date: August 27, 2022

Job Description

Under the supervision of Prof. Farah Ahmad, the Afghan Refugee Health-Related Canadian Resettlement Scoping RAY student will (for up to 6 hours per week) be a liaison with community-based agencies receiving and supporting Afghan refugees to gather information about their health, mental health, and related social and settlement health needs. The collected data will inform development of academic-community initiatives for knowledge translation and health-support.

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

  • Use a MS Teams-based OneDrive digital platform to organize and store all data and background documents
  • Correspondence with members of the research team, collaborators, and community agencies
  • Data collection and analysis
  • Organization, curation, and analysis of health knowledge dissemination and translation activities
  • Other project tasks, as directed by Professor Ahmad

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

  • Critical thinking
  • Data collection and analysis
  • 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

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 global health
  • Regular status meetings with your supervising full-time faculty


  • Current undergraduate York student (we encourage applicants from diverse programs of study, including global health)
  • Demonstrated interest in global health
  • Demonstrated skills, experience, and familiarity with conducting literature reviews
  • Demonstrated knowledge of research methods (quantitative and/or qualitative and/or integrative)
  • Demonstrated excellent analytic skills for understanding, sorting, and categorizing complex information
  • Skills and resourcefulness in drawing mind-maps and tabulating information is an asset
  • Demonstrated note-taking, journal-keeping, and filing skills
  • Demonstrated excellent communication skills: professional written and interactive correspondence, public speaking and presentation
  • Demonstrated excellent computer skills (word processing, email, database, spreadsheets, forms, and slides; facility with Office 365 Apps). WordPress editing skills are an asset. Social media communication skills are an asset
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including international and cross-cultural communication.
  • Ability and willingness to work both independently and as part of a team with researchers, students, and staff
  • Demonstrated an eagerness to learn, support, and take on initiative
  • Demonstrated organizational and time management skills

The Dahdaleh Institute welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, including, but not limited to women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities (racialized), Indigenous Peoples and persons of any gender identity and sexual orientation. York University is committed to a positive, supportive, and inclusive environment.

List of applications materials:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume


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