Research Assistant – Youth Connectedness & Covid-19

Updated: 2 months ago
Job Type: PartTime

A Research Assistant is needed for an interdisciplinary project focusing on Canada-based youth and the impacts of Covid-19.  Young People, Well-being, and Connectedness in the Time of Distancing is a two year study funded by the Quebec Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux (MSSS). This project looks at the pandemic ‘through the eyes of youth’: What is their sense of urgency, of agency and of coping under prolonged social isolation? What new creative and educational methods are emerging, including through social media? The study uses cellphilms (participatory video) produced online by diverse young people across Canada, including Indigenous youth, LGBTQI2S+, and refugee youth.

Position Summary:

The Research Assistant will assist in the following research tasks:

  • Conducting literature reviews
  • Participating in online information and Cellphilm screening sessions
  • Transcribing conversations
  • Setting up team meetings and note taking
  • Assisting with the organizing of data collection activities


  • Must be a currently enrolled  Graduate Student at McGill University
  • Background in education, sociology, gender studies or a related discipline
  • Interest in organizing knowledge mobilization activities
  • Ability to work in a collaborative team environment

Hourly Salary:


Hours per Week:

5 (Part time)


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McGill University hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We welcome applications from racialized persons/visible minorities, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, and persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, as well as from all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. McGill implements an employment equity program and encourages members of designated groups to self-identify. Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application process may contact, in confidence, .

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