Research Assistant, Manitoba Food History Project – University of Winnipeg – Winnipeg, MB

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.

Position Overview:

The successful candidate will listen to archived oral history interviews to create interview summaries, timed session logs, and metadata, using templates provided by the University of Winnipeg Oral History Centre.


  • Assist in data collection, data entry, analysis and interpretation.
  • Write 200-word summaries of archived oral history interviews.
  • Produce timed logs of archived oral history interviews.
  • Perform data/word processing, routine computations, and record keeping.
  • Update interview metadata forms.


  • Must be a 3rd or 4th year Honours History student.
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0.
  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Office software.
  • Must have research experience in Oral History.
  • Must be able to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Must be able to work with accuracy and close attention to detail.
  • Must be able to deal appropriately with confidential material.
  • Must have excellent writing skills in the English language.

The period of work will be from October 7, 2019 – April 6, 2020 and the estimated total hours of work will be from 150 – 208.

Note: This position is represented by the Public Service Alliance of Canada – Research Capacity Unit.

The University of Winnipeg is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion and recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research environments, and is essential to academic and institutional excellence. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals and encourage women, members of racialized communities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity to confidentially self-identify at time of application. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

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