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Student Research Assistant

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Please provide a CV and a cover letter describing your experience, interests, and why you are interested in this position, along with names and contact information for two references.

If you are interested in pursuing this position as a paid internship, please indicate so in your letter, along with contact information for your internship coordinator, faculty supervisor or program head.

Under Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) Regulations the University of Regina is required to verify that International Students are eligible to work on campus prior to being hired. To confirm this eligibility, International Students are requested to contact UR International - Student Services to obtain a “Verification of Academic Status for the Eligibility to Work on Campus” letter that must be provided to the hiring manager prior to hiring. These letters must be updated each semester and/or as circumstances change.

Position Details

Posting Summary

Position Title Student Research Assistant
Faculty/Department Faculty of Arts
Unit Arts-Journalism
Employee Group CUPE 2419
CUPE 5791 Job Family
Category Student
Number of Vacancies 6
Position Summary
Student Research Assistants are sought to assist university-based researchers and their media partners in developing research-based journalism investigations and feature stories for broadcast and print.

We seek enterprising researchers who have a keen interest in investigative journalism, data journalism and solutions journalism.

Duties will include:
  • Examination of Canadian government legislation and documents;
  • Submitting and tracking FOI requests;
  • Database analysis;
  • Outreach to community members;
  • Writing story drafts; and
  • Assisting the research needs and journalism work of the project.
  • Mentorship, skills development opportunities, and appropriate research and/or byline credit for project publications provided.
Position Requirements
  • Current or graduating student at an accredited post-secondary Canadian journalism and/or communications program.
  • Knowledge of Indigenous issues and cultural contexts is a strong asset.
  • Some travel may be required.
  • Remote work options are available, but students must be based in Canada and eligible to work in Canada.
  • Successful applicants may potentially integrate this position with a for-credit internship from your home institution, contingent on agreement between the research lead and your program head.
  • Please discuss this option with your faculty supervisor or program head.
Physical Demands
Pay Grade As Per CUPE 2419
Salary Range As Per CUPE 2419 Collective Agreement
Status Term
Work Hours
38 hours per week, Monday to Friday.
Duration (if Term/Temporary) May 1 - June 30, 2024
Full-Time/Part-Time Full Time
Preference Posting
Target Posting Not Targeted
Additional Information

Contact Information
If you require further information regarding this competition please contact Patricia Elliott at 
pelliott@firstnationsuniversity.ca
Job Open Date 03/25/2024
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Application Instructions
Please provide a CV and a cover letter describing your experience, interests, and why you are interested in this position, along with names and contact information for two references.

If you are interested in pursuing this position as a paid internship, please indicate so in your letter, along with contact information for your internship coordinator, faculty supervisor or program head.

Under Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) Regulations the University of Regina is required to verify that International Students are eligible to work on campus prior to being hired. To confirm this eligibility, International Students are requested to contact UR International – Student Services to obtain a “Verification of Academic Status for the Eligibility to Work on Campus” letter that must be provided to the hiring manager prior to hiring. These letters must be updated each semester and/or as circumstances change.
Diversity Statement
The University of Regina is committed to an inclusive workplace that reflects the richness of the community that we serve. The University welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, including individuals within the University’s employment equity categories of women, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, Indigenous persons, individuals of diverse gender and sexual orientation and all groups protected by the Human Rights Code.
Competition Number 20240212SS

Reference Letter

Reference Letter

Minimum References
Maximum References

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. I am currently registered as a graduate student.
    • Yes
    • No
  2. I am currently registered as an undergraduate student.
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Required

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Reference Contact Info
Optional Documents
  1. Unofficial Transcript(s)
  2. Other (See Special Instructions to Applicants field on Posting)