[Sust-mar] Community Food Security Student Research Assistant Job Posting

Cura Coordinator Cura.Coordinator at msvu.ca
Mon Feb 14 11:17:23 EST 2011

Activating Change Together (ACT) for Community Food Security is a
participatory research project with a vision to enhance Community Food
Security for all Nova Scotians. Rooted in lived experiences, real
community needs and innovative solutions, it amplifies and broadens
conversation, research, and action to strengthen capacity for policy
change. As part of the this project, the Participatory Community Food
Assessment (PCFA) Working Group (WG1) is involved in work to assess food
systems and their impact on food access in selected Nova Scotia
communities to improve our understanding of the evolving concept of
Community Food Security. This working group is looking for a student
research assistant to support these activities.
-Bachelor’s or Master’s level degree student, in health-related (e.g.
Nursing, Nutrition, Health Promotion) or other relevant field
-Proficient in Microsoft Office (including Word, Powerpoint, Excel)
-Specific experience and/or interest working in community food security
and the social
determinants of health
-Strong communication skills, particularly an ability to engage with a
range of stakeholders
-Interest in, or experience of, participatory action research methods
-Experience in working with communities
Hours: 10-15 hours per week, 1 March-15 August 2011, with possibility
of extension
Salary: $12-18, depending on background and experience.
This research is supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities
Research Council, under the leadership of Dr. Patty Williams, Principal
Investigator and Co-Director, Mount Saint Vincent
University and Christine Johnson, Co-Director, on behalf of the Nova
Scotia Food Security Network.  Dalhousie University is a partner for
this project. For more information, please see
www.foodsecurityresearchcentre.ca/cura and
www.foodsecurityresearchcentre.ca/videos. We thank all applicants
however, only those invited to an interview will be contacted.
candidate will be an employee of the grant holder and not Dalhousie
Please email resume and cover letter (word or pdf format) to Libby Dean
(esdean at dal.ca) by February 20, 2011.

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