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Work-Study Program.

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August 16, 2023 — 

Eligibility Criteria: A full-time student receiving government student aid and/or band sponsorship, Metis Nation post-secondary funding, or disability funding who is residing in Manitoba and is maintaining at least a 2.0 GPA: please see the Work-Study website for more details.

If you don’t qualify for the program—there are plenty of other jobs on campus! Consult our job boards for work on campus to learn more!

Program Application Deadline: September 12, 2023

This year positions range from in-person to remote, or hybrid. Amid all the changes experienced these past few years, UM will continue to offer an amazing experience for student staff. There continues to be a wide range of position types offered again this year including social service, science, business, sport, tech and art.

Whatever your career goal may be, Work-Study is an opportunity that can help you build your resume and take steps in the right direction. This year’s positions are posted on the Work-Study website  (2023-2024 job postings). Here is a quick highlight of a few of our excellent positions: 

Oskapewis (66125): If you imagine yourself making a big impact on the community by harnessing your leadership and organizational skills, this position in the Office of the Vice President (Indigenous) would be perfect for you! In this role you will be supporting the Director of Cultural Integration and their team to support cultural and ceremonial events, outings, and activities. In this role you would be expected to support work at the Sweat Lodge on the UM campus, provide support for Elders Circles, work with traditional plant medicines, and provide support for cultural sessions. This position is designated for Indigenous candidates; applicants must self-declare on their cover letter/resume as Indigenous (First Nations, Metis, and/or Inuit).

Research Assistant positions (Many Options!): We have more than a handful of Research Assistant positions this year hosted by faculties and organizations such as Student Affairs, the Department of Microbiology, the Centre on Aging, the Department of Anthropology, the College of Pharmacy, and the Centre for Human Rights Research! We recommend that students who are investigative and want to further develop their research skills to check out all the different research position opportunities.

Wellness & Prevention Assistant (65861): Do you have an interest in student mental health and the steps needed to create an environment promoting wellness? You can be a part of the team that organizes the University of Manitoba’s mental health strategies by creating campus events, researching best strategies and more! Consider applying for this position offered by Student Affairs to develop excellent communication, research and website-editing skills.

Student Client Actor (66298): Are you passionate about acting? If yes, this position would be great for you! The Faculty of Education is looking to support graduate counselling students to gain experience by working with drama students who are trained to serve as clients. Students who have a minimum of one year of acting classes and/or experience (highschool experience would also count) and who have a strong understanding of psychologically complicated roles are invited to apply to this unique experience!

Student Engagement and Success Student Website Assistant: Are you interested in developing your web content skills? Join Student Affairs to transition information between content management systems in a professional environment. This position has the opportunity for remote work, so if you were hoping to work from home while getting some technical experience onto your resume this may be the perfect job for you!

Gallery Assistant: Exhibitions and Collections: Do you enjoy caring for and managing art collections? Begin building integral skills for curating with this position! From ensuring the inventory and condition of art is maintained, to installing exhibitions and setting up events, there are many great skills that can be developed as you work in the School of Art’s Gallery.

Student Ambassador (66057): Are you a Desautels Faculty of Music student looking to represent your faculty? Do you have a passion for music and want to work in a collaborative setting to assist with recruitment events to prospective students? This role would be a great way to not only network with important people in your field but to also showcase your passion of your faculty!

Junior Systems Analyst: If you have a head for numbers, and you know Linux, Python, and/or SQL, this position is right for you. In this job, hosted by Information Services & Technology (IST), you will be able to apply all the computer skills you’ve gained throughout your university degree to help the maintenance and support of web applications and other related technology.

Digital Design Assistant (66052): Are you interested in developing professional networking and marketing skills? This job will build your communication and digital skills as you promote Student Engagement and Success! Your role will be to support various work units and departments in their digital design needs. The primary purpose is to provide design assistance in creating visually appealing and effective digital materials. If you have an eye for design and you are trying to get more experience in program planning we highly recommend you consider applying to this position!

Student Career Services Advisors: Figuring out the future is a complicated mission for every university student – and if you work at Career Services, you’ll be part of the team that helps students find their direction. Your shift would include orienting students to the career centre, facilitating resumé critiques, and assessing student needs to make appropriate referrals. This is an excellent position for students considering counselling, social services, education, or human resources; however, we welcome everyone and anyone to apply!



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