Now Closed: 3 Student Job Opportunities: Promoting Student Food Security in Canada

Posted on Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021

The Guelph Lab, one of CESI's 5 program areas, is calling for applications from University of Guelph graduate students with excellent skills in reviewing and summarizing research. There are three positions available. 

In this role you will be gathering information about how Canadian universities respond to student food insecurity on their campus. Your work will support “Promoting Food Security in Higher Education,” a collaboration between the Community Engaged Scholarship Institute (UofG), the University of British Columbia, McMaster University, the University of Ottawa, and Meal Exchange.

How to Apply

Please submit:

  1. A cover letter (max 1 page)
  2. Your resume or LinkedIn profile to Sam Laban at

Deadline for submission: 12 noon, Tuesday, Feb 9th, 2021

Interviews of shortlisted applicants will be held remotely on Feb 10th and 11th.

About the Role

There is growing evidence that university students experience high rates of food insecurity. The “Promoting Food Security in Higher Education” initiative advances efforts address these high rates of food insecurity. This includes an online conference in March 2021, and on-going network building between university students, administrators, students, staff, researchers and food service providers.

This research project will support the “Promoting Food Security in Higher Education” initiative by:

  • Identifying universities in Canada that are ready to take action in addressing student food insecurity
  • Identifying best practices and emerging approaches to addressing student food insecurity that can guide campus stakeholders in taking action

This role will involve literature scans, internet searches, key informant interviews, and creative work developing a “readiness for action” assessment tool. You will work closely with partner organizations, particularly Meal Exchange, and you will create clear language summaries of the research findings.

This position reports to the facilitator of the Guelph Lab and will be fulfilled remotely (off-campus).

Visit for more information about the Guelph Lab’s work on student food insecurity.

Time commitment: minimum of 10hrs per week

Start date: Feb 12th, 2021

Finish date: March 31st, 2021

Rate: $22.50 / hour

The Guelph Lab invites and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in employment.

About the Guelph Lab

The Guelph Lab is a joint initiative of The College of Social and Applied Human Sciences, University of Guelph and the City of Guelph. The purpose of the Lab is to address challenges that have direct impact and relevance to the community.


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