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Graduate Studies

Employment Opportunities

Research Assistant, Mitacs Hydro

Research Assistants are students, normally in a University of Winnipeg undergraduate program, employed to assist with tasks related to research in the student’s area of study. Work is performed within defined guidelines and under supervision of a more senior researcher or faculty member. 


  • Write python code within Jupyter Notebook for geomatics applications.
  • Report writing of methods and research outcomes.
  • Problem solving (develop new code to address research goal) for python programming and geomatics.

Hiring Range: $14.39/hr + 6% vacation pay

Application Deadline: January 28, 2020

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Research Assistant, Reimagining Welcome: Beyond Private Refugee Sponsorship

The Student Research Assistant will provide support for a dialogue event and research agenda on the challenges of a sponsorship focused resettlement program for refugees and the potential expansion of the positive elements of private sponsorship into other refugee-host relations benefiting government resettled refugees and successful asylum-seekers.


  • Preparing a literature review and research memo following the development of a literature search strategy with the faculty member.
  • Preparation of a local dialogue generating event with project partners – IRCOM and Welcome Place.

Hiring Range: $14.39/hour + 6% vacation pay

Application deadline: January 31, 2020

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Parliamentary Internship Programme (PIP)

Parliament's pre-eminent paid and non-partisan internship

The Parliamentary Intern Program is open to university and college gradautes who are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident. You must be available to work in Ottawa for 10 months and are non-partisan and interested in learning about many different perspectives.

Over 10 months, the 10 selected interns:

  • Work in the offices of both government and opposition MPs
  • Study Parliament and Canadian Politics
  • Participate in legislative study tours
  • Organize educational workshops for youth about Parliament

Application deadline: January 31, 2020

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Mitacs Globalink Mentor

Mitacs is seeking undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate students to work as Globalink Mentors for the summer of 2020. As a Globalink Mentor, you are expected to commit on average 5hrs/week to this four to five month position, and will be compensated $20/hour respectively.

The role of a Globalink Mentor is to provide health, safety, and social support for around five Globalink Research Interns (GRIs) between May and September 2020. Some email communication is also required in the month of April to arrange airport pick-up. Globalink Mentors help GRIs become oriented to their host university and the surrounding area, and provide ongoing weekly support. The position requires a commitment of around 5hrs/week. More work is required at the beginning of the term when the GRIs arrive; less work is required throughout the summer as the GRIs become more comfortable with their surroundings.

Application deadline: February 1, 2020

*Early applications are strongly encouraged

For information on Globalink Research Internships, including key responsibilities, please visit the following webpage:

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To join our team for summer 2020, please submit your resume and cover letter at:

First Nations Health and Social Secretariat of Manitoba

Supporting the Trajectories of our Spirit Project Coordinator

The First Nations Health and Social Secretariat of Manitoba (FNHSSM) is currently hiring a Supporting the Trajectories of our Spirit Project Coordinator that will work directly with 3 Cree Manitoba First Nations to, “define nation-based wellness indicators” and to, “measure the impact of culture and practice on the health and wellbeing.”


  •  Preference give to someone with a master’s degree in a health or social sciences field with five years of related work experience;
  • If you have experience in conducting research in relation to issues in First Nations health, then they want you to apply. If you don’t have experience in this then they would need someone with extensive knowledge in First Nations culture, language, history, governance and issues;
  • Communication and relationship building skills are key. Excellent written and presentation skills.

Please submit your cover letter, resume and salary expectations to the Director of Human Resources at . If you have any questions or would like to review the job description feel free to contact the Director of Human Resources at 204-794-4025.

This position will be open until filled, resumes to be reviewed on February 5, 2020 at 4:30 PM CST.

Pike-Net: Prairie Indigenous Knowledge Exchange Network

Summer Research Internships in Indigenous Health

The Pike-Net Program is currently accepting application for paid Summer Research Internships for Indigenous students.

If you have an organization in your community that works around Indigenous Health and Wellness OR researcher, you may be able to work with them for 13 weeks.

The organization can match you with an internship of your interest.

Successful applicants will get paid bi-weekly through PIKE-Net (totals of $6500).

Deadline: March 6, 2020

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Volunteer Opportunities

The University of Winnipeg

Please visit Volunteer Opportunities for updated information on the latest volunteer postings.

Creative Manitoba


Creative Manitoba posts volunteer opportunities within the arts and culture community in Manitoba. The organization strengthens, represents and connects Manitoba’s arts and creative industries while promoting the value of the arts. They unite and engage employers, workers, educators, professional associations and government in a strategic alliance, enabling the arts and cultural sector to thrive.


Please visit Creative Manitoba for updated volunteer postings.

Let's Talk Science

Let's Talk Science is an award-winning, national, charitable organization, and has provided engaging, evidence-based STEM programs for more than 25 years at no cost for Canadian youth and educators. They provide educators with opportunities to discover and use effective learning strategies to develop and strengthen students’ questioning and problem-solving skills; and offer experiential and digital programs that engage youth in meaningful STEM learning.

Let's Talk Science volunteers are role models for young Canadians. As a volunteer, you will meet like-minded people, make a difference in your community, be eligible for prestigious awards and rekindle your love of science.

To learn more about volunteering, please visit Let's Talk Science.

Spence Neighbourhood Association


The SNA works with the people of Spence to revitalize and renew their community. They rely on volunteers to enhance the growth and development of their organization. Volunteers are needed to make the community direction possible. Their volunteers help expand their programs and ensure their organization remains an important part of the community. Their goal is to get volunteers participating in their organization by placing them in programs that are well suited to their individual interests and skills. They are always seeking volunteers who are creative and have new and innovative ideas for their programs.


Volunteer opportunities include: working with children youth and families, connecting with the community, community economic development, and environment and open spaces.


For more information, please visit the Spence Neighbourhood Association.

Volunteer Manitoba

Volunteer Manitoba support groups and individuals in the voluntary sector to develop and enhance their capacity to anticipate, understand, celebrate, and meet community needs in Manitoba. The organization's vital contributions to the community include connecting people with volunteer opportunities, promoting volunteerism, and providing leadership and counsel in the non-profit and voluntary sector.

Volunteer Manitoba promotes and recognizes volunteerism across the province, connects Manitobans, and builds capacity to meet community needs.

For more information, please visit: Manitoba Volunteer Opportunities.