Overview

Douglas College UNIBUG Project Student Research Assistant Temporary in New Westminster, BC

Douglas College

Branch New Westminster BC CA

Position:
UNIBUG Project Student Research Assistant
Location:
New Westminster, BC

Help promote the project to increase engagement by members of local communities. Support project volunteers by providing practical help as well as fostering a…

Work Arrangements

Hours of work: up to a maximum of 20 hours/week. The work terms for this position are:

1. Winter 2018: January 3, 2018 – April 25, 2018

2. Summer 2018: May 7, 2018 – August 20, 2018

This position will be located in the Institute of Urban Ecology

What Douglas Offers

DO what you love. Be good at it. That’s how Douglas College defines a great career. It’s a philosophy that resonates through our classrooms, our offices and our boardrooms. It inspires our students and drives us to make Douglas College one of BC’s Top Employers. We love what we do. And we’re looking for passionate, motivated people to join us in making one of Canada’s best colleges even better.

The Role

UNIBUG , or the User Network for Insect Biology in the Urban Garden, is a community engagement project coordinated by the Institute of Urban Ecology at Douglas College. UNIBUG involves working with community volunteers to learn more about the ecology of urban gardens, with a focus on beneficial insects. Volunteers for the UNIBUG Project have been monitoring and reporting on biological control insects – natural enemies to pests – in their gardens. Entering our fourth monitoring season, the UNIBUG Project expanded its focus to include learning more about pollinators in urban gardens. Currently the UNIBUG Team is leading construction of and research activities in a our new Sustainable Outreach and Learning ( SOL ) Garden at the Coquitlam campus.

The UNIBUG Project Student Research Assistants will work with the Project Coordinator to:

  • support project volunteers by providing practical help as well as fostering a sense of teamwork and engagement with the project
  • help promote the project to increase engagement by members of local communities
  • assist with the promotion and recruitment of other potential project supporters (e.g. local nurseries and landscaping businesses)
  • support the creation and maintenance of the demonstration garden, as well as the research and learning activities related to the demonstration garden

Responsibilities

  • Assisting Project Coordinator with project set-up and collection activities, including in-office work and possible in-field work with the volunteers.
  • Communicating with the volunteers, interested community members, and other potential project supporters about the UNIBUG Project.
  • Helping with research and learning activities related to the demonstration garden.
  • Supporting the dissemination of research findings through community presentations, workshops, and other outreach activities.
  • Performing other tasks related to the successful implementation of the UNIBUG Project.

To Be Successful in this Role You Will Need

Research Assistant:
1. The domestic student must be enrolled in, and maintain, a minimum of one or more (3 credit) courses at Douglas College throughout the work term; OR

2. The domestic student must have been enrolled in, and maintained, a minimum of one or more (3 credit) courses at Douglas College in the term immediately preceding the work term and has indicated an intention to enroll at the college in the term immediately following the work term; OR

3. The domestic student must be enrolled in, and maintain a minimum of two or more (3 credit) courses at another accredited public post-secondary institution in British Columbia throughout the work term

International students must meet ONE of the following criteria, to be eligible to work as a Student Assistant/Student Research Assistant:

1. The international student is enrolled in full-time studies at Douglas College, throughout the academic year; OR

2. The international student, who is not a Douglas College student, but is an international student at another accredited public post-secondary institution in B.C., has a valid Study Permit that has the notation – “May accept employment on or off campus if meeting eligibility criteria as per R186 (F), (V) or (W). Must cease working if no longer meeting these criteria.” Proof of enrollment in full-time studies from the other post-secondary institution is required.

An original copy of a Social Insurance Number ( SIN ) and an original Study Permit are required by law before commencing work at Douglas College.

Qualified Douglas College students meeting the above criteria will be given first preference over students of other qualifying institutions.

or proceed with Standard Application Form.

Employment Type: Temporary
Location: New Westminster, BC, CA
Posted on: 2018-04-05
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