Indigenous Equity Researcher

Students' Society of McGill University - Montréal, QC (26 days ago)

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Company Description

L'Association Étudiante de l'Université de McGill est présentement en période d'embauches. Avec plus de 20,000 membres, l'AÉUM a pour rôle de représenter les étudiants et de leur offrir des services depuis 1908.

The Student's Society of McGill University (SSMU) is currently hiring. With over 20,000 members, SSMU's role is to represent students and to offer services since 1908.

Job Description

Conduct a independent research project on the extent of McGill University’s historic participation or complicity in colonialism systemic anti-Indigenous discrimination by:

Conducting a detailed literature review, including documents such as the Provost’s Task Force on Indigenous Education and Indigenous Studies, the SSMU Indigenous Solidarity Policy, and the Final Report on Truth and Reconciliation;

Reviewing archival documents and filing Access to Information requests when necessary;

Consulting with Indigenous stakeholders who helped frame previous reports of this nature at McGill;

Consulting with Indigenous students to identify challenges and barriers to Indigenous student success at McGill; and

Publishing an in-depth report to be used in future advocacy, in collaboration with the Indigenous Affairs Commissioner and the Indigenous Affairs Committee.

Collaborate with the Indigenous Affairs Commissioner and the Indigenous Affairs Committee to facilitate an informed, large-scale social justice campaign.

Communicate and engage in regular progress meetings with the Indigenous Affairs Commissioner.

To undertake other duties and responsibilities as may be assigned by the Indigenous Affairs Commissioner and Indigenous Affairs Committee.

The Indigenous Language Product Coordinator receives general direction from the Indigenous Affairs Commissioner and the Indigenous Affairs Committee.


Strong experience in research and report-writing;

Experience working with archival documents and filing ATI requests;

Connection to urban Indigenous community;

Working knowledge of McGill University history and governance;

Knowledge of Reconciliation-based documents and work at McGill;

Knowledge of or interest in past and present Indigenous advocacy on campus;

Knowledge of SSMU Governance structure is an asset;

Knowledge about internal Indigenous community at McGill;

Experience running campaigns and organizing events, an asset;

Strong organization and self-reliance.

Additional Information

Paid position: $14.80 per hour;
Contract dates: May 1st, 2021 to Julyl 30th, 2021
Hours: an average of 8-12 hours per week; 150 hours total
Work performed across McGill’s campus, remotely, and in the SSMU office;
Application closes May 1st, 2021

Priority will be given to applicants of Indigenous descent

At the SSMU, we are committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible environment, where everyone feels valued, respected and supported. We are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of our community. If you require accommodation(s) for the recruitment/interview process, please let us know and we will work with you to meet your needs.