Posted (09/13/21) Student Research Assistant

Category: Student Research Staff
Administrative/ Staff Positions – Remote Work
Department: EPID@Work Research Institute
Application Deadline: October 11, 2021
Start date: October 18, 2021 (negotiable)
Student Research Assistant
EPID@Work Research Institute
Thunder Bay Campus - Remote Work
Student Opportunity

We are looking for a highly motivated individual to join our team as a Student Research Assistant supporting a qualitative research project. Funding for this position is made available through the Yukon Government’s COVID-19 Research Recovery Program. The candidate will work under Dr. Vicki Kristman, Director, Enhancing the Prevention of Injury and Disability (EPID) @ Work Research Institute.

Work Location and Conditions:
Fully remote work, which requires access to reliable internet, a web camera, and a microphone to support tasks. Part-time hours with a flexible schedule and placement period.

Brief Description of Research Project:
The candidate will support a project exploring the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the health and well-being of educators in Yukon. Our team will be interviewing educators with various roles and social locations to gain foundational insight into how they are experiencing pandemic-related changes within the territory.

Key Accountabilities
• Familiarize oneself with the project’s objectives and methodological approach
• Conduct Zoom interviews and perform thematic analysis
• Support and provide consultation to members of the research team
• Attend and contribute to EPID@Work scientific team meetings
• Participate in training and educational activities as suggested

Benefits to the Student:
This opportunity is ideal for an individual seeking experience in an applied research setting with a focus on workplace health in the north.
Required Qualifications and Competencies
• Graduate student enrolled at Lakehead University, Thunder Bay campus
• Completed TCPS2 certificate
• Self-motivated, organized, with strong critical thinking skills and the ability to work independently
and collaboratively
• Experience conducting interviews, performing thematic analysis, and utilizing NVivo software
are considered an asset

How to Apply:
Candidates should send their full curriculum vitae, a one-page cover letter outlining their interest, and two academic references to:
Dr. Vicki Kristman
EPID@Work Research Institute
Lakehead University
955 Oliver Road
Thunder Bay, ON
P7B 5E1


The review of applications will begin October 11, 2021.

Lakehead University is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals including women, racialized persons, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities and other equity-seeking groups. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. This is in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements.

We appreciate your interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be notified. Lakehead University is committed to supporting an accessible environment. Applicants requiring accommodation during the interview process should contact the Office of Human Resources at (807) 343-8334 or to make appropriate arrangements.

(Posted 2/10/21) Wiiji Community Champion Positions

Category: Research Staff
Administrative/ Staff Positions - Thunder Bay Campus
Department: EPID@Work Research Institute
Application Deadline: Open until filled, will start reviewing applications February 22, 2021
Start date: April 1, 2021
Part-time position

Nokiiwin Tribal Council, in partnership with EPID@Work is seeking a number of Community Champions to promote a workplace mental health peer support application within a number of communities.  Preference will be given to a community Elder. 

Funding for these positions are made available through the Canadian Institutes for Health Research. This position is available under the leadership of Dr. Vicki Kristman, Director, Enhancing the Prevention of Injury and Disability (EPID) @ Work Research Institute, and in association with the Nokiiwin Tribal Council.

Please click the below links to access detailed postings for each community: 

AZA Community Champion Position 

Pic Mobert Community Champion Position

BNA Community Champion Position 

BZA Community Champion Position 

FWFN Community Champion  



(Posted 11/2/20) Student Funding Opportunity

Dept of Health Sciences, Dr. Vicki Kristman

For September 2021 admissions, all applicants choosing to conduct a thesis or dissertation with Dr. Vicki Kristman in the area of injury or work disability prevention that is relevant to the EPID@Work Research Institute will be considered for an additional Entrance Scholarship. Preference will be given to PhD and MHSc applicants. Dr. Kristman has two awards available for 2021 entry:

1) One award of $5,000 will be made available to the highest-ranking applicant for 2021 entry. This Award is made possible through Dr. Kristman’s Early Researcher Award funded by the Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation (OMRI).  

2) An award of $15,000 is available for two years for a student to contribute to the CIHR-funded project “Evaluating the Wiiji app to improve Indigenous workplace mental health: a mixed-methods approach”. The successful student will be expected to contribute considerable effort to the project and develop a thesis/dissertation related to this project. Indigenous students preferred. Please contact Dr. Kristman directly for more details about the project.

All students awarded scholarships through Dr. Kristman will become student members of the EPID@Work Research Institute.

Funding Year(s): 2021/2022

How to Apply:  No specific application is required for any of these awards beyond application to the program. For the CIHR-funded award, please include some thoughts around a potential thesis topic in your letter of intent. It is recommended that you contact Dr. Kristman for further details before preparing your application.

Internal Deadline: February 1, 2020

Award Category: Scholarship

Comments:  For more Health Sciences funding opportunities, see our Student Funding Opportunities page

Funding Source: Internal

Programs Applicable To: 

Health Sciences

Public Health

Funding Level: Masters/PhD