SFU Aboriginal Reconciliation Council (SFU-ARC) Research Assistant Positions

Simon Fraser University President Andrew Petter is pleased to convene SFU’s Aboriginal Reconciliation Council (SFU-ARC) to facilitate and support broad discussions of how the 94 recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission will be addressed at the University. Simon Fraser University has committed $9M toward a project or series of projects that will promote reconciliation within the SFU community. The SFU-ARC will consult broadly with the Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal communities both on and off campus, and will develop a set of recommendations to guide the University in targeting the funds in ways that will support reconciliation efforts over the next three years. The funds are one-time expenditures, and must be used within the three-year mandate.
 
The name of the Aboriginal Reconciliation Council was selected to reflect the purposes and orientation of the council and to respect Aboriginal traditions and viewpoints. The word “reconciliation” was chosen to signal that the funded projects are intended to promote a renewed and respectful relationship between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people connected with the University. The word “council” indicates that the SFU-ARC is asking for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal partners to share their advice and wisdom to guide the decision-making process. The Council is not a standing or permanent committee of SFU, and will be active only for the duration of the project.
 
The SFU-ARC is being co-chaired by Mr. Chris Lewis, Councillor of the Squamish Nation and Member of the SFU Board of Governors, and Dr. Kris Magnusson, Dean of the Faculty of Education. Over the course of the fall, 2016, and spring, 2017, members of SFU-ARC will meet with Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal stakeholders to seek input on how the University may best target the funds in order to achieve the desired outcomes. The SFU-ARC will submit recommendations to the President’s Office in February, 2017. The SFU community and stakeholder groups will be kept informed about SFU-ARC’s progress through a website (TBA) and discussion forum (TBA).

We are seeking a Graduate Research Assistant to support the work of the Simon Fraser University’s Aboriginal Reconciliation Council (SFU-ARC). SFU-ARC has been formed to seek input and provide recommendations regarding SFU’s response to the recommendations in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Report.

 

Position: Graduate Research Assistant
Term: ASAP until December 31, 2016 with possbility of extension for one or more semesters.
Hours: approximately up to 10 hours per week
Salary: $22/hr plus benefits
Location: Burnaby campus
Apply by: Please email Amy Yang (amy_yang@sfu.ca) with your
resume and cover letter in .pdf format by Wednesday, August 17, 2016.

We are seeking an Undergraduate Research Assistant to support the work of the Simon Fraser University’s Aboriginal Reconciliation Council (SFU-ARC). SFU-ARC has been formed to seek input and provide recommendations regarding SFU’s response to the recommendations in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Report.

 

Position: Undergraduate Research Assistant
Term: ASAP until December 31, 2016 with possbility of extension for one or more semesters.
Hours: approximately up to 8 hours per week
Salary: $15/hr plus benefits
Location: Burnaby campus
Apply by: Please email Amy Yang (amy_yang@sfu.ca) with your
resume and cover letter in .pdf format by Wednesday, August 17, 2016.