Toronto and York Region Métis Community

The Research Assistant with Toronto Metropolitan University

January 30, 2023

Position TitleResearch Assistant
DepartmentDepartment ofGeography and Planning
Hours per week*   *Not required for the research opportunity*10 hours per week
Deadline to applyMonday, Feb 6th, 12 noon

Department: Department ofGeography and Planning

Position supervisor: Dr. Harald Bauder

Contract length: 3 months with possibility of extension, based on project progress

Hours of work per week: 10 hours per week, variable depending on project work schedule

Position type: Research Assistant

Rate of pay: Graduate – $25/hr + benefits; undergrad $21/hr

Deadline to apply: Monday, Feb 6th, 12 noon


About the project

The Research Assistant will participate in the case study on Indigenous-Newcomer Solidarity, which is part of the Soli*City project. The study focuses on practices of solidarity between Indigenous people/communities and illegalized or otherwise highly vulnerable immigrants/refugees. The Urban Sanctuary, Migrant Solidarity, and Hospitality in Global Perspective partnership brings together dozens of academics and partner organizations to co-develop and share evidence-based knowledge related to the policies and practices of accommodating vulnerable and precarious migrants and refugees in major urban centres in Africa, Europe, North America, and Latin America.

The opportunity

A successful candidate is a self-identifying Indigenous student. They will make meaningful contributions to a search of the literature and the development of a research method for an empirical study. The RA will work closely with the Soli*City research team and under the direct supervision of Dr. Harald Bauder from TMU.



How to apply

Please email your application to

Applications should be submitted in PDF or Word formats. In the subject line please indicate: “Application: Indigenous-Newcomer Relations RA Application”.

Applications should include: a one-page cover letter, a CV/resumé

We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only candidates who are invited to an interview will be contacted.

TMUs commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion

We encourage all First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples or Indigenous peoples of North America, to self-identify in their applications and also reach out to Tracey King, Indigenous Human Resources Lead for support during the selection process.

TMU is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), and aims to ensure that independence, dignity, integration and equality of opportunity are embedded in all aspects of the university culture.

We will provide an accessible experience for applicants, students, employees, and members of the TMU community. We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, beginning with the recruitment process. If you have restrictions that need to be accommodated to fully participate in any phase of the recruitment process, please contact All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

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