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Research Assistant - Dr. Vivienne Vance required

Position Posting – Research Assistant – Dr. Vivienne Vance

A Research Assistant (RA) is needed to work in Dr. Vance’s lab for 16 weeks starting September 2017. The RA in this position will be working directly on an ongoing Teaching & Learning study in the Department of Health Sciences. This study is investigating the perceived value of active learning outside of the classroom as an instructional tool and is soliciting important formative feedback from students that will be used to improve project design and enhance student engagement. Findings from this study will also be useful in designing future active learning strategies in the Health Sciences that are shaped by the experiences of students.


The RA will assist with data collection, and will be responsible for data entry and preliminary data analysis (e.g., descriptive statistics from survey data). Time permitting, the successful candidate may also contribute to a literature review and preparation of an annotated bibliography.


This position is open to 4th year Honours Health Sciences students, who have completed HE201 and HE300 with minimum grades of A-. The ideal candidate is self-directed, highly organized, a critical thinker, with a strong interest in research and alternative learning strategies. Some experience with SSPS statistical software is an asset, but not required.  

Hours of work

A total of 48 hours: September 18, 2017 to January 31, 2018. (3 hrs per week for 16 weeks)

Rate of pay


Please apply to Shelagh Santi (ssanti@wlu.ca) with a cover letter and resume by 4:00 pm on Friday, September 8, 2017.