Position Title Student Research Assistant, UNIBUG Project Posting Number 00886SA Location New Westminster Campus Grade or Pay Level SA - Pay Level II Salary Range $15.79/hour Position Type Student Research Assistant Posting Type Internal/External Regular/Temporary Temporary Employment Type Part-Time Posting Category Student Assistants Start Date 09/08/2020 End Date Day of the Week Other Shift N/A Work Arrangements
The position is located at the Coquitlam/New Westminster campus but this position may/will require you to temporarily work remotely to comply with the current COVID -19 social distancing guidelines. Hours of work: up to a maximum of 20 hours/week. The work terms for this position are:
1. Fall 2020: September 8, 2020 - December 16, 2020
2. Winter 2021: January 4, 2021 - April 22, 2021
3. Summer 2021: May 10, 2021 - August 19, 2021
This position will be located in the Institute of Urban Ecology
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UNIBUG , or the User Network for Insect Biology in the Urban Garden, is a community engagement project coordinated by the Institute of Urban Ecology at Douglas College. UNIBUG involves working with community volunteers to learn more about the ecology of urban gardens, with a focus on beneficial insects. Volunteers for the UNIBUG Project have been monitoring and reporting on biological control insects - natural enemies to pests - in their gardens. Entering our fourth monitoring season, the UNIBUG Project expanded its focus to include learning more about pollinators in urban gardens. Currently the UNIBUG Team is leading construction of and research activities in a our new Sustainable Outreach and Learning ( SOL ) Garden at the Coquitlam campus.
The UNIBUG Project Student Research Assistants will work with the Project Coordinator to:
- Support project volunteers by providing practical help as well as fostering a sense of teamwork and engagement with the project
- Help promote the project to increase engagement by members of local communities
- Assist with the promotion and recruitment of other potential project supporters (e.g. local nurseries and landscaping businesses)
- Support the creation and maintenance of the demonstration garden, as well as the research and learning activities related to the demonstration gardenResponsibilities
- Assisting Project Coordinator with project set-up and collection activities, including in-office work and possible in-field work with the volunteers.
- Communicating with the volunteers, interested community members, and other potential project supporters about the UNIBUG Project.
- Helping with research and learning activities related to the demonstration garden.
- Supporting the dissemination of research findings through community presentations, workshops, and other outreach activities.
- Performing other tasks related to the successful implementation of the UNIBUG Project.
To Be Successful in this Role You Will Need
Domestic students must meet ONE of the following criteria, to be eligible to work as a Student Assistant/Student Research Assistant:
1. The domestic student must be enrolled in, and maintain, a minimum of one or more (3 credit) courses at Douglas College throughout the work term; OR
2. The domestic student must have been enrolled in, and maintained, a minimum of one or more (3 credit) courses at Douglas College in the term immediately preceding the work term and has indicated an intention to enroll at the college in the term immediately following the work term; OR
3. The domestic student must be enrolled in, and maintain a minimum of two or more (3 credit) courses at another accredited public post-secondary institution in B.C. throughout the work term
International students must meet ONE of the following criteria, to be eligible to work as a Student Assistant/Student Research Assistant:
1. The international student is enrolled in full-time studies at Douglas College, throughout the academic year; OR
2. The international student, who is not a Douglas College student, but is an international student at another accredited public post-secondary institution in B.C., has a valid Study Permit that has the notation - "May accept employment on or off campus if meeting eligibility criteria as per R186 (F), (V) or (W). Must cease working if no longer meeting these criteria." Proof of enrollment in full-time studies from the other post-secondary institution is required.
An original copy of a Social Insurance Number ( SIN ) and an original Study Permit are required by law before commencing work at Douglas College.
Qualified Douglas College students meeting the above criteria will be given first preference over students of other qualifying institutions.
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Needs a Criminal Records Check No
Open Date 07/28/2020 Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicant
Please include the following:
- Douglas College Student ID number or indicate if you are enrolled in another accredited public post-secondary institution in B.C.
- Domestic or International student status
- Being eligible to work please indicate the work terms you are applying for:
1. Fall 2020
2. Winter 2021
3. Summer 2021
- If selected for an interview please bring one of the following:
1. Proof of enrollment for work term from Douglas College OR
2. Proof of enrollment for work term from another post-secondary institution OR
3. Domestic students only: proof of registration for the term immediately preceding the work term and indication of intention to enroll at the college in the term immediately following the work term
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