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Student/Alumnae Employment Options and Opportunities

Work-Study Position for Student

Communications and Research Assistant

(Dr. Ryan Clement, Coordinator)

Hourly Rate Range:   $17.00-$19.25 (up to 74 hours)


Project start date: as soon as possible                                Application Deadline: Nov 21, 2022

Project end date: April 30, 2023

Work Hours: Flexible, Event-based      

Applications are available in 3G10 or 3G14 or online at


Please also submit a resume & cover letter to:
ry.clement@uwinnipeg.ca, b.sohn@uwinnipeg.ca, t.muvingi@uwinnipeg.ca 

Eligibility: You may be eligible for the Work Study Program if you meet all of the following criteria:

  • Currently registered in an undergraduate or graduate program at The University of Winnipeg
  • Enrolled in full time studies (18 credit hours or more)
  • Completed 30 credit hours at The University of Winnipeg (or equivalent)
  • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0
  • Demonstrate financial need (shortage between your expenses and resources)
  • Canadian citizen, permanent resident, protected person or an international student with a valid study permit

Detailed Description of Project & Duties:

The Communications and Research Assistant will provide support to the Department of Rhetoric, Writing, and Communication, under the supervision of its Awards and Special Events Committee, with social media, outreach activities, organizing special events (i.e., Department speaker series, recruitment events, etc.), and special projects. This position will allow the selected candidate to gain practical experience in communications and media work in-line with the department's course offerings.

The selected candidate would be required to manage the department social media account, posting information about events, faculty and student research, award opportunities, and other departmental news and announcements. They would also be expected to draft social media posts and discuss and propose communications strategies. In addition, this position will also assist the Department of Rhetoric, Writing, and Communications’ Awards and Special Events Committee with event planning, marketing, and advertising, as well as other communication and research duties. Hours will be flexible and involve both on-campus and online (remote) work.

Required Qualifications:

A general understanding of the Department of Rhetoric, Writing, and Communications would be required, with a preference for a student from the department. The selected candidate must have strong communication skills, writing and editing skills, knowledge of social media, computer skills, dependability, experience with public relations, and effective public speaking. The assistant will be expected to exercise good judgment when posting on social media, responding to messages and inquiries, and interacting with faculty, students, staff, and members of the public. They must have knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel, as well as social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. Experience with graphic design software and audio/video software and equipment would be considered an asset.

Jack Layton Journalism for Change Fellowship

I’m connecting with you today to let you know about a wonderful fellowship opportunity that I’d appreciate you sharing with your students/networks:

rabble.ca is now accepting applications for the Jack Layton Journalism for Change Fellowship.

In partnership with the Institute for Change Leaders and the Douglas Coldwell Layton Foundation, rabble is presenting the fifth year of the Jack Layton Journalism for Change Fellowship.

This four-month long fellowship supports emerging journalists who are enthusiastic about social justice forward reporting. For the first three months of this fellowship, our Journalism for Change fellow will produce weekly news hits with direction from rabble’s editor Nick Seebruch. In the final month of the fellowship, the fellow will produce a long-form feature story. We are offering a stipend of $5,000 for the four month period, divided in four monthly installments.

Attached to this email, you’ll find a PDF with more details of our fellowship, along with a short video which we also encourage you to share with your networks.

Thank you very much for spreading the word about this wonderful opportunity for emerging journalists,

Breanne Doyle (she/her)
Managing Editor at rabble.ca
Producer, rabble radio at rabble.ca
Producer, Off the Hill at rabble.ca
e-mail: breanne@rabble.ca 

McCall MacBain Scholarships

Unique in Canada, these scholarships enable aspiring leaders to pursue a fully funded master's or professional degree combined with mentorship, coaching, and a leadership curriculum. Learn more about these scholarships in The Globe and Mail and La Presse.

This year we have added 10 new McCall MacBain Scholarships to welcome international applicants, for an expanded cohort of 30 scholars (20 Canadians, 10 international).

You can also meet our scholars, and hear what they have to say about their experience with our program

Careers at Pattison Media (Radio. Television. Digital.)

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We are recruiting for several news and sports reporting positions. Candidates can e-mail or phone Teena Monteleone, Director of Information Programming about our great pay and benefits, mentorship and opportunities for growth.