2021 Fall Cohort

This fall the Arts Amplifier is running three collaborative, cohort-based applied research projects. Each project will employ a small team of Arts PhD students who will work with a community partner on a project identified by that partner.

Each student team will meet with their community partner to determine the final approach taken on the project. The students will divide the work according to their expertise and interests, and each person will complete a component of the project. The partner organization, as well as Amplifier staff, will provide ongoing mentorship and support.

Project Descriptions

CityStudio Vancouver is looking for one or two small teams of PhD students who will work together to address a research question for the City of Vancouver. Want to be involved in a City of Vancouver project? RSVP for CityStudio's Q&A session.

Eligibility: PhD students in the Faculty of Arts. Open to Canadian citizens, Permanent residents and students with refugee status, and currently awaiting funding confirmation for international students.

Friends for Life is looking for up to four Arts graduate students to work collaboratively with their leadership team to develop an online resource outlining the history of Friends for Life and its role in the early history of AIDS activism and organizing in Vancouver. This resource will likely be developed through a combination of primary source research, including: reading through transcribed interviews from the "HIV in My Day" oral history project, conducting additional interviews with long-time clients and volunteers, and consulting publicly available documents through the Vancouver archives on AIDS activism and history. They are looking for at least one student with web design and development skills to help with building the online interface.

Eligibility: All PhD students in the Faculty of Arts are eligible to apply for these positions. We have secured funding for Canadian citizens, permanent residents, and those with refugee status to take part in this paid work, and are awaiting confirmation of funding for international students.

Position Details

Number of hours per student: 70 hours, with schedules to be decided between the student teams and their community partner

Compensation: $1800 (less income taxes, EI, CPP, WCB, and +4% vacation pay) as a Graduate Academic Assistant appointment

Remote: TBD with each community partner and students

Eligibility requirements: Active* graduate students (not on leave) in the Faculty of Arts and residing in Canada for the duration of the project. Please see above for more specific eligibility requirements for each project.

Note: These projects are contingent on external funding.

Information Sessions

Stay tuned for future Live Q&As on our events page. If you have questions, please email arts.amplifier@ubc.ca.

Application Details

Applications closed on Thursday, August 19th 2021.