1st Year Pharmacy Student – Undergraduate Academic Assistant

1st Year Pharmacy Student – Undergraduate Academic Assistant

Job title: Undergraduate Academic Assistant

Pay rate: $17/hour

Hours per week: 35 hours/week (April-August 2020, pending OEE practicum availability), with potential for up to 10 hours/week (Sept 2020-March 2021)

Length of term: 12 month

Background: We are in search of an undergraduate academic assistant to support several educational and research projects, including the Teaching and Learning Enhancement Funded (TLEF) project, “A Community-based Approach to Decolonizing and Indigenizing the Pharmacy Curriculum.” Each project focuses on different educational components related to pharmacy in Indigenous Health and cultural safety. The primary projects include working with the team on building, implementing and evaluating mandatory and elective Indigenous health content and Indigenous community-based projects.

Role Summary:
The student will work directly with the Faculty supervisor on various projects depending on need and funding.

Work Performed:
The Undergraduate Academic Assistant may be asked to assist in all stages of the project by:

– Meeting with the project teams to get direction and develop timelines

– Coordinating projects to ensure they are on schedule according to pre-determined timelines

– Completing and obtaining ethics approval as necessary

– Working alongside other UAA positions and other Faculty and community leads.

– Developing material for knowledge translation based on project findings for a variety of audiences

including for publication and also for community members.

– Creating electronic and paper-based methods for data collection (e.g. surveys and evaluation forms, etc

– Collecting and analyzing data for each of the projects (e.g. reviewing surveys, conducting focus groups)

– Working with results from current data/feedback to help structure the projects

– Assisting with preparation of future funding applications and dissemination of research (i.e. poster presentations, etc.)

– Travelling to Indigenous communities for engagement activities

The successful candidate will participate in regular meetings with project team members including faculty and/or students. During these meetings the team will discuss the current state and collaboratively define the necessary next steps.


1. Currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in pharmacy.

2. Previous experience with ethics application an asset.

3. Reasonable knowledge of computer systems or the ability to quickly learn if unfamiliar with the system.

4. Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team environment; ability to show initiative and judgment.

5. Be able to work independently, ask questions when necessary, and meet deadlines as agreed upon.

6. Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.

Interested applicants please send a resume and cover letter to
Larry Leung and Jason Min at Larry.Leung@ubc.ca and Jason.Min@ubc.ca by February 14, 2020