Call for Student Research Assistants: Place-Based Field School

November 25, 2021

We are seeking 4 qualified students to engage in a place-based field school, an experiential learning opportunity to be held in the spring semester.

Students in this position should have a keen interest in place-based practice and be seeking experience working with a network of non-profits and individuals engaged in care for place. These include Indigenous artists and ethno-botanists; community organizers, activists and social workers; gardeners and waste remediators; front-line workers in housing and housing advocacy; advocates for cultural labour; and artists engaged with land and material.

This paid opportunity is open to students in all disciplines (graduate and undergrad years 3 and 4). Priority will be given to students whose research or practice is connected to this work.


View the full call on Artswork
Deadline to apply: December 8, 2021




This role includes

  • working collaboratively with a small team of design researchers (Jean Chisholm, Laura Kozak and RAs)
  • assisting in hosting, liaising with and facilitating work with community partners
  • attending site visits, walks, guest lectures and workshops
  • synthesizing readings and other support material related to the field school
  • contributing to the design capacity and documentation of the project overall

Students should be available for weekly meetings. Combination of remote and on-site work at partner organizations in compliance with public health guidelines.

Please note student salaries are contingent on students receiving credits. Undergraduate students must be registered in the co-op program, please contact to register for credits. Graduate students must use this to fulfill a graduate Directed Studies requirement. Per Emily Carr University rules, students must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher to receive credits.

This program is generously supported by the Co-op and Work Integrated Learning Initiative of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training, and the Government of Canada’s Innovative Work-Integrated Learning program and CEWIL iHUB.