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Student Opportunity SU23 – Experiential Learning in Global Health RAY Assistant 2

Student Opportunity SU23 – Experiential Learning in Global Health RAY Assistant 2


Published on March 20, 2023

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Job ID: Experiential Learning in Global Health RAY Assistant 2

Job Title: 56371

Application Deadline: Thursday, April 20, 2023 @ 11:59 p.m. ET

Eligibility criteria.

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Hourly wage: $17.50 per hour

Hours per week: 12 hours per week

Start date: May 1, 2023

End date: September 1, 2023

Job description

Under the supervision of Dr. Ahmad Firas Khalid and Dr. A.M. Viens, the RAY Student Research Assistant will support pedagogical research and program development of simulation-based experiential learning initiatives and materials for global health, especially around global heath governance. To support the research, design, and implementation of experiential learning in global health through the use of simulations, such as a Model WHO. The development of simulation-based learning is a form of experiential learning that provides learners the opportunity to apply their knowledge, understanding, and skills in a realistic and hands-on real-world environment.

Specific research activities the student(s) will be engaged in:
  • Conducting research materials search, compilation, and synthesis 
  • Creating and managing database of relevant research and educational materials
  • Draft summary documents outlining key research findings and project design elements 
  • Support the design and implementation of global health simulations
  • Support simulation learning objectives/outcomes
  • Support the development of a simulation-based experiential learning faculty toolkit 
  • Support the development of a simulation facilitator training manual
  • Participation in regular project team meetings 
  • Assist in the promotion of the simulations to fellow students using various outlets
  • Brainstorm engaging marketing tools of the simulations on the School’s website
  • Providing administrative support as required
Type of research experience the student(s) will receive:
  • Understanding of the research process, especially translating research into improving practice
  • Learning how to be a good team member 
  • Engaging in networking opportunities with other students and faculty members
  • Critical thinking and problem solving
  • Hands-on experience with project development and management 
  • Honing of research-based communication and organization skills
Type of training and support that will be provided to the student(s) in carrying out these research activities:
  • Subject matter training on global health, including experiential education
  • Methodological training around searching, compiling, and synthesizing research materials
  • Regular meetings with supervising faculty members
  • Experience contributing to collaborative research projects and project management


  • Current undergraduate York student 
  • Demonstrated interest in issues of global health
  • Demonstrated research skills and experience (e.g., conducting literature reviews)
  • Excellent communication skills (e.g., professional email/phone correspondence, presentation proficiency)
  • Excellent computer skills (word processing, email, spreadsheets, social media)
  • Demonstrated eagerness to learn and take on initiative
  • Demonstrated organizational and time management skills
  • Ability and willingness to work both independently and as part of a team with researchers, students, and other team members

Application materials

  • Cover letter
  • Resume

If you have any questions, please email Ahmad Firas Khalid


Global Health & Humanitarianism, Global Health Foresighting, Planetary Health



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