Job Posting: Student Researcher

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**the following position is ONLY being offered to current University of Regina students, including those registered through Campion College, Luther College, and the First Nations University of Canada**

Project Title
‘What Are My Rights?’ Employee rights education project

Project Summary
The ‘What are my Rights?’ Project seeks to spread education about the rights of people living and working in Saskatchewan, ranging from tenant to employee rights, and more.

Project partners – the Regina Public Interest Research Group (RPIRG) and the Saskatchewan Federation of Labour (SFL) – are seeking a Student Research Assistant to research and contribute to the development of educational materials about employee rights in Saskatchewan, as a first piece of the wider ‘What Are My Rights?’ project.

Main Responsibilities
● Collect and compile data from other service organizations that run employment-related workshops in Saskatchewan, as well as relevant federal and provincial labour standards legislation
● Create framework for training workshop and other materials

Required Skills and Abilities
● Technical skills: Microsoft Office
● Effective communication skills, both oral and written
● Ability to work largely unsupervised, under the direction of a research committee
● Strong organization and time management skills as well as ability to complete assigned work on time
● Distilling research into an accessible workshop framework
● Program development/education background is an asset
● Policy analysis skills are an asset
● Familiarity of existing labour standards legislation is an asset
● Familiarity with anti-oppressive/racist/colonialist and feminist frameworks is an asset

● Third or fourth year undergraduate or graduate student at the University of Regina

Schedule & Wage
The student researcher will be contracted to work approx. 95 hours between January 21 and April 5, 2019. Weekly hours and location of the work are flexible. Wage ranges from $21.16/hr to $25.80/hr, informed by CUPE 2419 undergrad/graduate wage rates.

**We actively encourage applications from people who are part of groups, communities, or identities that experience barriers to equity**

To apply, please prepare the following and send it to:
Krystal Lewis, Executive Director
Regina Public Interest Research Group (RPIRG)

• Resume and Cover Letter, in one document (include your name in title of document)
• Contact information of two references

Deadline for Applications: Wednesday, January 16th at 8am

A PDF version of this job posting can be found here

Project Partners
The Saskatchewan Federation of Labour (SFL) The Saskatchewan Federation of Labour represents over 100,000 members, from 37 national and international unions. Our affiliate membership belongs to over 500 locals across Saskatchewan and represents dozens of communities. We strive to improve working people’s lives throughout the province, whether organized or unorganized, and regardless of affiliation to the Federation. The SFL serves as Saskatchewan’s “voice of working people” in speaking on local, provincial, national, and even international issues. We support the principles of social unionism and struggle for social and economic justice for all.

The Regina Public Interest Research Group (RPIRG) is a student-funded and student-led resource centre at the University of Regina. They encourage and support student learning and organizing around social and environmental justice issues through research, education, and action.

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