We're Hiring! Graduate Research Assistant

Posted on Tuesday, February 6th, 2024

Join our team! The Guelph Lab is hiring one student for the following position: 

  • Graduate Research Assistant (ACOCs Project)

About the Project

In Ontario, Advisory Committees of Council (ACOCs) are a well-established component of municipal policy administration. They address a wide range of topics, including accessibility, transit, heritage, the arts, and more. They might also offer significant policy advice in crucial areas of municipal responsibility. Despite their widespread use, little research has explored how ACOCs function, and there are few resources available to assist Ontario’s 444 municipalities in developing and operationalizing new and existing ACOCs. In 2023, in collaboration with the City of Guelph’s Clerk’s office, our research team used a collaborative approach to develop a framework that Guelph, and potentially other municipalities, can use to guide their creation and use of ACOCs. At this stage of the project, our main goals include supporting the Clerk’s Office as they implement the Framework, and undertaking additional literature reviewing and analysis to prepare academic papers to disseminate research results.

About the Role

This candidate will work closely with our interdisciplinary team to support this ongoing research project. This position will require a time commitment of 10 hours per week from March 11, 2024 - June 7, 2024. This position will require some in-person work in Guelph, and some work can be completed remotely.

Duties, required skills and experience, and application instructions are listed in the posting attached below. Training will be provided to the selected candidate. This position is open to graduate students from across the University of Guelph; the incumbent must currently be registered as a student and remain registered throughout the employment term. 

Application Deadline

11:59pm, Friday, February 16, 2024

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