Indigenous Focused Work-Learn & Student Positions

Work Learn & Student Positions at UBC

There are many places you can work on campus that has an Indigenous lens or focus on their work. Even though we are not currently on campus because of COVID-19, that doesn’t mean there are not opportunities for you to work remotely! This page is for work-learn and other student job opportunities at UBC-Vancouver campus. We will be updating this page periodically, and especially towards the beginning and end of terms as hiring begins and ends.

Student jobs are available to find and apply the CareersOnline website through the Career & Experience section of the Student Services website. We also receive notifications from specific organizations, departments, and professors about job opportunities for students.

Places to Look:

Some places on campus to look specifically for student opportunities with an Indigenous focus are listed below:

Current Opportunities:

Below are job opportunities that have come to our attention for students looking for jobs while they study!

We’ve included some basic information here, but full details and how to apply will be on UBC’s CareersOnline website. We’ll mention if we see if it is for graduate students only or both graduate and undergraduate.

Sustainability Scholars at the Sustainability Scholars Program due September 20th

“Embedding decolonial & Indigenous approaches in mental health promotion, education & mental health literacy”

    • In this project, the goal is to work towards greater inclusion and consideration of Indigenous perspectives and communities with respect to health promotion efforts at UBC for students, staff and faculty. The Sustainability Scholar will support the work of two departments, serving the whole UBC community (HR Health, Wellbeing & Benefits and Health Promotion & Education) by providing an Indigenous perspective and decolonization lens and supporting research. This project asks the scholar to compile research and best practices while also reviewing existing content and material and making recommendations to adapt and inform changes and improvements to health literacy focused material and programs.
    • More information available through this link
    • Apply Here!

FNIS 220 Graduate Teaching Assistant with Dr. Candis Callison due: rolling applications until filled

The Program will appoint 1 Graduate Teaching Assistantship in FNIS 220 for the period of 1 September to 31 December 2020.Required qualifications for a Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) are a B.A. in the Humanities or Social Sciences with proven experience studying Indigenous Studies (please list Indigenous Studies courses you have taken in your application). Those appointed must be full-time graduate students in the Faculty of Arts.

For more information and how to apply, visit

Cataloguing Indigenous & Canadian Scholarship with Dr. Julia Bullard (UBC iSchool) due: rolling applications until filled

  • Dr. Julia Bullard (iSchool) is looking to hire for a 120 hour placement for the fall term for a grant-funded project on the cataloguing of Indigenous and Canadian scholarship. The rate for a graduate will be $24/hour, plus benefits. Undergraduate students are also welcome to apply for a position.
  • The student will work with sources of subject terms that under consideration to be revised, discontinued, or replaced with new terms and will eventually compile a list of books published with various forms of contentious terms. This work will involve a lot of sifting through long list of terms and noticing which ones might fall on the unclear boundaries among American, Canadian, and Indigenous terminology. The student should have an interest in some detailed (others might call tedious) work with subject headings. The student would ideally have experience with Indigenous and/or Canadian academic topics and an interest in the description and organization side of library services.
  • Please contact Dr. Bullard at for questions about the position. Submit a CV and brief cover letter to apply.