Indigenous Summer Scholars Program: Graduate Student Mentor (Application Deadline: April 16, 2018)

Thu. Mar. 22, 2018

Indigenous Summer Scholars Program: Graduate Student Mentor (Application Deadline: April 16, 2018)

Duration: May 21, 2018 – August 17, 2018
Hours: 40 hours per week for 1 week (May 28 to June 1); 10-15 hours a week for May 21-May 27 and June 2-August 17.

Rate of Pay: $5000 stipend paid in bi-weekly installments over 6 pay periods

The Faculty of Graduate Studies will host the second  Indigenous Summer Scholars Program ( in summer 2018.  This applied research program is an opportunity for Indigenous undergraduate students and recent graduates to engage in a variety of scholarly, collaborative, and community-based research projects.

The position of Graduate Student Mentor has been developed to help support the summer scholars. Under the overall guidance of the Faculty of Graduate Studies, the graduate student mentor will draw on their own experience as a graduate student and researcher to give guidance, share ideas, and discuss research with the summer scholars. The graduate student mentor will record observations and also research further or alternate pathways for Indigenous engagement in graduate studies. The graduate student mentor will participate in the one-week training workshops with the summer scholars. During that week, the mentor will be available to scholars wishing to discuss the program in the evenings as well as during the days.  The mentor will follow-up with students throughout the program and attend events related to the program over the course of the 10-week program.  

Project Scope:

The Graduate Student Mentor will:

  • Participate in workshops and events
  • Facilitate sharing circles
  • Organize team-building activities
  • Research further pathways for Indigenous engagement in graduate studies
  • Present results of Indigenous Summer Scholars Program and best practices for the program to the Faculty of Graduate Studies

General Requirements:
The ideal candidate for this position is an Indigenous graduate student who has strong verbal and social skills.

Required abilities and skills:

  • Strong verbal and communication skills
  • Excellent social and interpersonal skills
  • Superior organizational skills and multi-tasking skills with the ability to coordinate multiple events.


Interested applicants are requested to submit their CV and a cover letter via email no later than April 16, 2018 to Allison Norris