CUPE – Spring/Summer 2024 – RA – Common Law

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  • Company Name University of Ottawa
  • Job Start Date Wed, 10 Apr 2024 01:52:12 GMT
  • Job Type Part Time
  • Job Source Careerjet

Job title: CUPE – Spring/Summer 2024 – RA – Common Law

Job description: Location where work is to be performed: Main CampusSession: 2024 Trimestre printemps/été | Spring/Summer TermFaculty: Section de Common Law / Common Law SectionUnit: Open AIR, Common Law_STJob Classification: Research Assistant (CUPE)Posting Type: Recherche / ResearchCourse Title: n/aCourse Code: n/aSection:Supervisor name (if known):Jeremy de BeerDate Posted: April 08, 2024Closing Date: April 20, 2024Note: Applications will be accepted until 11:59 PM on the day prior to the Posting End Date aboveDescription of tasks (hours): Recherche / Research:0Préparation / Preparation:0Contact avec étudiants / Contact with Students:0Correction – Notation / Grading:0Surveillance / Proctoring:0Formation / Training:0Autre / Other:0Number of positions: 1Expected Enrolment: n/aWork Start Date: May 01, 2024Work End Date: August 30, 2024Total Work Hours: 120Language of Work: Anglais | English, Français | FrenchGraduate Hourly Rate: 46.45Undergraduate Hourly Rate: 29.46Requirements and Nature of Work:Nature of Work:The Open African Innovation Research (Open AIR) research network,, seeks outstanding students to join the research team led by Professors de Beer and Oguamanam at the University of Ottawa. Under the direction and mentorship of the Professor, the student will help Open AIR with a range of research on cutting-edge topics such as: artificial intelligence for African development; informal sector innovation in African makerspaces; Indigenous traditional knowledge and cultural expressions; international trade law and economic policy for Africa; SDG5 to achieve gender equality and empower women and girls; clean technology innovation and environmental sustainability; digital and data-driven agriculture for food security; and other related topics. For more information on who we are and what we do, please consult our website: Research assistants may also assist with the professors’ research focused on Canada and/or other regions of the world.Duties will span the scholarly spectrum and can include: conducting literature reviews; creating surveys and other tools; collecting, managing and analyzing data; co-writing peer reviewed articles and media materials; co-presenting findings; and managing the activities of a unit within a broader organizational structure. Students will also be encouraged and supported to conduct their own original research and build academic skills such as research methods, theory building, and perhaps even scholarly publishing. There may be some administrative duties required on occasion in order to help build highly transferable professional skills such as leadership and teamwork, project management, and community engagement.Minimum Qualifications:

  • Superior writing and research skills; • Able to read and comprehend legal language; • Ability to work individually and self-motivated; • Able to prioritize and manage time effectively; • Polished and professional; • Team player attitude.

Asset qualifications: • Prior knowledge and experience regarding Africa and/or intellectual property; • Graphic design, media, and/or professional communications skills; • Fundraising, grant application, and research administration experience.All University of Ottawa employees are required under provincial law to successfully complete all mandatory legislated training offered by the University. The list of training requirements may be modified by provincial law. If you are invited to continue the selection process, please notify us of any particular adaptive measures you might require. We may consult with the Health and Wellness sector of Human Resources, if needed. Any information you send us will be handled respectfully and in complete confidence.The hiring process will be governed by the current CUPE 2626 collective agreement; you can click to find out more.The University of Ottawa embraces diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We are passionate about our people and committed to employment equity. We foster a culture of respect, teamwork and inclusion, where collaboration, innovation, and creativity fuel our quest for research and teaching excellence. While all qualified persons are invited to apply, we welcome applications from qualified Indigenous persons, racialized persons, persons with disabilities, women and LGBTQIA2S+ persons. The University is committed to creating and maintaining an accessible, barrier-free work environment. The University is also committed to working with applicants with disabilities requesting accommodation during the recruitment, assessment and selection processes. Applicants with disabilities may contact the academic unit to communicate the accommodation need.Prior to May 1, 2022, the University required all students, faculty, staff, and visitors (including contractors) to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 as defined in Policy 129 – Covid-19 Vaccination. This policy was suspended effective May 1, 2022 but may be reinstated at any point in the future depending on public health guidelines and the recommendations of experts.


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