2021 Summer Cohort

This summer the Arts Amplifier is running two collaborative, cohort-based applied research projects. Each project will employ a team of four 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

BC Forest Discovery Centre is looking for Educational Developers to support the development of resource packages that can be used as educational material for schools. This work will include: museum interpretation, heritage preservation, digital design, and the development of online and printed learning materials.

Member Services office at the Squamish Nation is looking for Applied Researchers to conduct an environmental scan investigating mental health. This work will include: conducting interviews and surveys, data collection and analysis, a literature review, and developing a report and recommendations.

Position Details

Number of openings: 4 positions per project

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

Compensation: $1800 stipend

Remote: Yes

Eligibility requirements: Active* PhD students in the Faculty of Arts who hold Canadian citizenship

Note: These projects are contingent on external funding.

* PhD students must not be on leave during the duration of the project in order to receive the stipend.

Information Sessions

Have questions for Squamish Nation or BC Forest Discovery Centre?

Watch the info sessions available on our Past Events page to learn more. If you have more questions, please email arts.amplifier@ubc.ca.

Application to Participate Form

Applications closed on May 24th at 11:59pm