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Graduate Student Research Assistant, Centre on Aging, University of Manitoba

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Application deadline: November 23, 2018

The Centre on Aging is a highly productive university-wide research Centre that focuses on the study of aging ( The Centre, with its partners generates, supports, and promotes interdisciplinary research on aging to improve the lives of older adults, their family, caregivers, and communities.

We will be hiring three graduate students for the Riverview Health Centre Project: “The impact of renovations in long term care living spaces on residents with dementia, their families and the staff that care for them.” This project is funded by the Riverview Health Centre Foundation and Mitacs. The Riverview Health Centre (RHC) is renovating and expanding their Special Care Unit for residents with moderate to advanced dementia and cognitive impairment. Our project will be evaluating the impact of these renovations on residents, family/friends, and staff at Riverview. This project is overseen by a multi-disciplinary team and is being carried out over 3 years with data collection occurring before and after renovations. Pre-renovation data has been collected and we are currently preparing for post-renovation data collection.

Duties of the position

  • Participant recruitment
  • Data collection for qualitative and quantitative methods
  • Data entry, management, and storage
  • Analysis
  • Literature reviews
  • Archiving research materials

Eligibility requirements

  • Be registered as a full-time graduate student in the 2018–19 academic year at the University of Manitoba; and
  • Be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations.

Required skills

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) is required.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills required.
  • Ability to follow direction and work independently required.
  • Knowledge of gerontological and social science vocabulary is an asset.
  • Knowledge in qualitative and/or quantitative research is an asset.

Details of position

Start date: March 1, 2019
End date: August 31, 2019
Hours per week: 10 hours
Stipend: $10,000
Application deadline: November 23, 2018

Application documents:

  1. Resume or CV
  2. Cover letter (outline your interest in this position, your experience and skills related to the duties of the position, along with your future career goals)

Submit to: Nicole Dunn, Associate Director, Centre on Aging,

Student training opportunities

Summer Research Training Institute

The Summer Research Training Institute is based on a partnership between the College of Nursing, Faculty of Kinesiology & Recreation Management, Faculty of Education, and the Centre on Aging.

Registration for the program takes place during the Spring. Visit the Website for full details.

CIHR Summer Program in Aging

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research Institute on Aging (CIHR-IA) offers a summer training program annually for students.

Save the date! Geroscience: a novel interdisciplinary approach for research on aging

CIHR-IA and the Quebec network for Research on Aging will host the Summer Program in Aging May 26–31, 2019 at Esterel Resort in the Laurentian Mountains. Graduate students and post-doctoral fellows working in, or interested in learning about, research related to the area of geroscience are encouraged to apply.

The program will be launched in December 2018 on CIHR ResearchNet.
Visit the Web site for full details: Summer Program in Aging