Research Assistant - Aboriginal Early Childhood Development Research


The Research Assistant works with an interdisciplinary team of students, faculty, and community members to collect, compile, and analyze data related to current Aboriginal Early Childhood Development (AECD) projects and initiatives.

Position Requirements

The Research Assistant will assist and support the ongoing development of an environmental scan of current AECD organizations, agencies, activities, initiatives, program/project evaluations and development projects.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Internet and library research
  • Collecting appropriate and relevant resources
  • Updating the AECD annotated bibliography of relevant resources, activities, initiatives, and projects
  • Documenting contact information of individuals, agencies, and organizations
  • Assisting with overall project planning, development and proposal development

Research assistants may also assist with applications to Ethics Committees. They may help organize meetings with external community and team meetings as required.

Successful applicants will:

  • Possess excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Have an interest and willingness to work both cross-culturally and across professional disciplines
  • Be well organized
  • Possess good time management skills
  • Be registered in upper level (3rd or 4th year) academic studies
  • Have an understanding of local Aboriginal communities and cultural values

Individuals of Aboriginal ancestry will be considered an asset. Students applying for this position should have a good understanding of APA referencing and a working knowledge of Microsoft Office software (Word and Excel in particular).

Sign-up Directions

Please email Danielle AlphonseBC Regional Innovation Chair for Aboriginal Early Childhood Development, Faculty of Early Childhood Education.