Graduate Research Assistant – Aqtion Arqhive

Posted: Monday, November 1st 2021

Deadline: Wednesday, November 24th at 4:00pm

Contract: 130 hours | November 2021 – September 2022

Wage: $44.23/hour

Location: The location of this contract is at Carleton University, however the position will be held remotely and in-person as needed in Katarokwi/Kingston, Ontario.

Description of Position: The Research Assistant will be working with Dr. Morgan Oddie (Public Service Alliance of Canada) and Dr. Stéfy McKnight (Carleton University, School of Journalism and Communication) as part of the project, Aqtion Arqhive: Tracing 2SLGBTQIA+ Labour Activism in the Katarokwi/Kingston Region. The Research Assistant may be responsible for conducting literature searches, data management, recruiting participants, obtaining consents, maintaining files, scheduling and helping conduct interviews, maintaining data collection files, assisting with data analysis and generating correspondence, reports and graphics. The successful applicant will ideally have experience with labour and/or queer activist engagements and community organizing.

About the Project: Aqtion Arqhive is a collaborative SSHRC-funded partnership engage grant project focused on cross-sector collaboration between community and academic partners. The aim of this project is to create an active digital archive of 2SLGBTQIA+ labour history in the Katarokwi/Kingston region, to celebrate and centre the work of Queer workers, and identify key events of workplace discrimination and activist responses. Drawing from the methodology of research-creation and archiving as a practice of care, Aqtion Arqhive hopes to produce new community-based and academic knowledges through creative methodologies that center marginalized perspectives, and prioritize ethical and communally organized participation.

Application: Please submit your cover letter (max. 2 pages) and CV (max. 4 pages) as one PDF document to and by Wednesday, November 24th at 4:00pm.

Requirements: The applicant will be part of the Katarowki/Kingston community and available to work in Katarokwi/Kingston and the PSAC Regional Office in Kingston as needed.

Carleton University is committed to fostering diversity within its community as a source of excellence, cultural enrichment, and social strength. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our university including, but not limited to: women; visible minorities; First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples; persons with disabilities; and persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression.