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Job Order #: 5593325

Employer Name:
Regina Public Interest Research Group
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The wage will reflect CUPE 2419 rates
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Length of Employment:
early November 2017 to March 31, 2018
Completed at least some post-secondary
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Regina Public Interest Research Group

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Krystal Lewis

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**the following position is being offered ONLY to students at the University of Regina**

The Regina Public Interest Research Group (RPIRG), in collaboration with the Faculty of Arts Community Research Unit (CRU), is seeking a Student Research Assistant to assist with conducting a review of literature based on research questions developed with community partner Carmichael Outreach Inc.  

The objectives of the literature review are to:
a) enhance knowledge and inform future decision making at community and agency levels with regard to advocating for evidence-informed harm reduction interventions for alcohol moderation of Housing First clients in Regina
b) identify factors that can affect the full implementation of harm reduction program components of the Housing First model into practice
c) identify best-practices for implementation of a managed alcohol program

Main Responsibilities
Search, review and summarize peer-reviewed and grey literature
Based on the findings, write a final report
Meet regularly with the project team to discuss progress
Communicate with the community partner, academic supervisor and other identified collaborators
Assist with presenting findings
Conduct other project-related activities as specified by the project team

Schedule & Wage
max. of 120 hours of work from early November, 2017 to March 31, 2018. The wage will reflect CUPE 2419 rates.

To apply, please prepare the following and send it to:
Krystal Lewis, Executive Director, RPIRG -

Resume and Cover Letter
Contact information of two referees who can provide professional or academic references
An example of a written report (can be a completed project report or a research paper/assignment on a topic in health or social sciences)

Deadline for Applications: Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at 4pm

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Skills and Abilities

Specific Skills
 - Assist in analysis of research results and preparation of journal articles, papers, reports and chapters of books
 - Compile research results
 - Conduct literature reviews, surveys, laboratory experiments and other research for use in academic publications
 - Conduct seminars, discussion groups
Essential Skills
 - Computer use
 - Finding information
 - Job task planning and organizing
 - Critical thinking
 - Working with others
 - Oral communication
 - Writing
 - Document use
 - Reading text
Academic or Research Area Experience
 - Education
 - Humanities
 - Medicine and health sciences
 - Social and behavioural sciences
Additional Skills
 - Use computer applications


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