Office of Co-Curricular Engagement and Learning

Research Assistant - Co-Curricular Record


Assisted in analyzing VIU's CCR data, enhancing knowledge of co-curricular learning, and contributed to academic discourse on student engagement. Gained research, analytical, and communication skills.

Position Overview

A Research Assistant in the context of a Co-Curricular Record (CCR) at Vancouver Island University (VIU) is responsible for performing a variety of tasks related to the analysis and interpretation of data associated with students' co-curricular activities. This position involves working closely with CCR data to understand and enhance the knowledge of co-curricular learning experiences and their impact on student engagement. The role requires the individual to contribute to academic discussions and possibly publications that explore the breadth and depth of student involvement outside the classroom. As a Research Assistant, one is expected to develop and apply research methodologies, utilize analytical tools to interpret data, and communicate findings effectively to stakeholders. The position provides an opportunity to hone research competencies, analytical reasoning, and communication skills, which are valuable in academic and professional settings. The role is integral to supporting VIU's commitment to recognizing and valuing the learning that occurs in various co-curricular contexts.

Position Requirements

  • Experience with data analysis,
  • Proficiency in statistical software (e.g., SPSS, R, SAS),
  • Knowledge of qualitative and quantitative research methodologies,
  • Familiarity with co-curricular learning and student engagement concepts,
  • Strong analytical skills,
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills,
  • Ability to interpret and synthesize scholarly articles,
  • Competency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint),
  • Experience with database management and data entry,
  • Understanding of research ethics and confidentiality,
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team,
  • Time management skills to meet project deadlines.

Graduate Attributes Associated

  • Technological Literacy
  • Written Communication
  • Information Literacies
  • Collaboration
  • Critical Thinking
  • Ethical Reasoning

Sign Up Directions

Contact Telanie Moolman at for more information.