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Research Assistant, Connaught Community Partnership Research Program

Tungauvvingat Inuit & University of Toronto

November 8, 2021

Exploring Inuit Culture Outside of Inuit Nunangat

University of Toronto is seeking a part-time Research Assistant to assist with a community-led research project in collaboration with Tungasuvvingat Inuit. This position will work remotely and can be based anywhere in Canada.

The research project will seek to determine the current landscape of Inuit cultural supports outside of Inuit Nunangat and define pathways to build and expand on best practices. Researchers will work in partnership with Tungasuvvingat Inuit and other urban Inuit organizations across southern Canada to explore Inuit access, across the lifespan, to Inuit cultural teachings, programming and practices outside of the four land claim regions. The project will investigate the barriers and opportunities to access cultural supports outside Inuit Nunangat and explore the impacts of cultural disconnection on the Inuit diaspora. In doing so, this partnership and its outcomes will provide Inuit organizations with the information they need to expand and tailor their services and supports to promote the health and wellbeing of the increasing numbers of Inuit moving south.

Job Title:

Research Assistant
ASAP – June 30th, 2022; Up to 10 hours a week Salary:
Job Description:

The Research Assistant will work alongside researchers from the University of Toronto to contribute to the research project in a variety of different ways, including: conducting literature reviews, collecting and analyzing data, preparing materials for Ethics Committee review, preparing interview questions, recruiting and interviewing community members, summarizing interviews, attending Project Steering Committee meetings, and other duties and responsibilities assigned by the individual researchers.

This position is external to Tungasuvvingat Inuit and will be funded through the University of Toronto’s Connaught Community Partnership Research Program.

Please send a cover letter and CV to Ashely Quinn by email at Only successful

candidates will be contacted. For further information,
For further information or questions, please contact Ashley Quinn at (416) 669-0825.

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