Friday, September 5, 2008

Career Centre Work-Study Opportunities of Interest: Health Research and More

Each fall, the Career Centre at the University of Toronto offers numerous on-campus student positions through the Work-study program. These paid, part-time positions can offer much-needed job experience while also providing supplementary income to eligible students. (ok, so the pay isn't spectacular, but trust me, there is no shortage of jobs here!!)

Many of these positions -- research assistant, archive assistant, administrative support, et al -- are beneficial to library and archive students as they involve working one-on-one alongside professors and faculty members.

For more on the Work-study program at U of T and eligibility requirements, visit:
To view and apply for positions, you will need to REGISTER:

Listen Up Health Librarians!
Of the several suitable positions available this year through the Work-study program, the Comparative Program on Health and Society (CPHS) at the Munk Centre for International Studies is offering three research assistantships for the 2008/2009 academic year.

The Research Assistants will perform the following duties:
(1) Assist Visiting Fellows, Post-Doctoral Fellows, and Doctoral Fellows
with their research needs (a great chance to meet and work with some
very exciting established and up and coming scholars). Responsibilities
may include the following: conducting literature reviews, assisting
with qualitative data collection and analysis, editing reports and
papers, assisting with the preparation of presentations.
(2) Assist the Program Manager and Advisory with program-related
research activities.
(3) Assist in the planning, organization, and communication of CPHS
events and activities, including our Seminar Series (a great chance to
hear some exciting talks).
(4) Provide general administrative assistance for program-related
activities, fellowship competitions, and other initiatives.

-Senior undergraduate student or masters degree in progress in
Health/Social Sciences/Humanities
-Interest in health and health research
-Previous research or organizational experience preferred
-Ability to function independently and as part of a team
-Effective interpersonal and communication skills
-Demonstrated time management and organizational skills

Hours of Work:
10-12 hours per week. Availability on Wednesday mornings is desirable.

The CPHS supports comparative research on social determinants of health and the relationships between health and society. For more information, please contact or see
WorkStudy opportunities, Work Order 2009.WC.0703 at

Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter by mail,
e-mail ( or in person to:

M. Bianca Seaton
Munk Centre for International Studies
University of Toronto
1 Devonshire Place
Toronto, Ontario

For more on the Work-study program at U of T:
To view and apply for positions, you will need to REGISTER: