Research Assistant Position: Oral History Centre / Landscapes of Injustice

Research Assistant Position, Oral History Centre

Research Assistant Position: Oral History Centre / Landscapes of Injustice



Position Description:

The Student Research Assistant will work with the University of Winnipeg’s Oral History Centre and the Japanese Canadian Cultural Association of Manitoba on a project for the Landscapes of Injustice Project at the University of Victoria (the project studies the displacement and dispossession of Japanese Canadians during the Second World War). The RA will examine the JCCA’s extant oral history collections to develop a pilot project that asks how extant digital oral history collections can be made more accessible. In particular, the RA will examine completed oral histories with Japanese-Canadians, search for oral histories completed with the same person at different times, and search for oral histories completed with several members of the same family. Based on this research, the student will develop a case study teaching unit that shows students and teachers how to use a small oral history collection in the classroom and for a small, independent oral history project. The student will work closely with Professor Freund, other staff at the Oral History Centre, and members of the JCCA.

This is a part-time position for a total of up to 500 hours starting immediately and until 31 March 2018. Until 31 August 2017 the position can be full-time. The position may be renewed for one more year beginning on 1 April 2018, subject to budget approval.


Eligibility Criteria:

Must be UofW Undergraduate Student, full-time or part-time (12 credit hours)

Preferred but not required:

Interest in history and education; knowledge of oral history; knowledge of Japanese, knowledge of Japanese-Canadian history; background in education and curriculum development or teaching/learning resources.


Timeframe and hours:

Part-time (full-time during summer), July 2017-31 March 2018

For further information, please contact Alexander Freund at alexanderfreund9[at], Subject line: LOI RA position

How to apply: Please send applications with a letter of interest and resume to with the subject line: "LOI RA position"

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