Student Administrative Volunteer - Knowledge Exchange Office (KEO)
Women's Colelge Research Institute
The Knowledge Exchange Office builds relationships between researchers and
research users. To make women's health research relevant, researchers at WCRI
use a variety of knowledge exchange strategies. Please click here
for more information on the role of the Knowledge Exchange Office at the Women's
College Research Institute.
Student Administrative Volunteer Responsibilities
Required Skills and Qualifications
- Enter remaining contacts into New Act DB.
- Search for CRWH listings and replace/update with WCRI information (across U of T
and throughout other Organizations World Wide)
- Search for and list Women's Health related jobs for web.
- Search for and list Research Opportunities for webposting.
- Search for and list student opportunities for web.
- Search for and list women's health research events at the University of Toronto
and other local organizations and institutions
- Update the information boards on the 7th floor at WCRI and on the 2nd floor in
- Assist in collecting information about public education initiatives from
- Mail Outs - Assist in mail out of HIV PEP-KT Newsletter and the U of T
Directories and possibly a WCRI information booklet.
- Miscellaneous duties for WCRI events (to be determined at a later date).
- Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills
- Ability to work independently
- Strong administrative skills
- Excellent computer skills
- Ability to work with various databases (act, excel, access) and programs
- Ability to navigate and search for women's health related items on the web
If you are interested in applying for this volunteer opportunity at the WCRI
please contact Beth Aiken,
the Volunteer Coordinator at the Women’s College Hospital. For more information
volunteering please visit: www.womenscollegehospital.ca/about/volunteer.html
Students in the late stages of preparing qualitative research theses may want to
consider joining the following:
CHL 5122 Qualitative Research Practice
Winter term 2007, Thursdays 9-12 at HS715 (155 College)
Instructors: Ellen MacEachen, Joan Eakin
Purpose and description of course:
This course is designed for graduate
students in the late phase of their thesis research. It is a non-graded course
(pass-fail only) that provides a forum for the presentation and discussion of
thesis work and for advanced exploration of methodological, theoretical and
issues and activities. The course helps counter the isolation and stalling of
thesis work, and provides mentorship in addressing the particular challenges of
qualitative research and scholarship in health research and other settings where
qualitative research can run ‘against the grain’ of conventional science. The
course also facilitates the formation of on-going networks that can serve as
resources to students as they complete their theses and move out into
The course is, most essentially, a structured opportunity for students to talk
about their own work and to get feedback and ideas from the instructors and
students. The course also provides an opportunity to address and revisit core
methodological, theoretical and analytical matters, and to prepare students for
some of the practical concerns of professional research and academic careers.
Three main topics of importance to thesis writing will form the core of these
Prerequisite for enrolment:
- re-positioning the ‘front end’ of theses (reconstruction of research
objectives; writing about method, theory and the literature);
- presenting results (structuring a monograph; establishing the point; writing the
findings; making convincing arguments; the politics and ethics of
- positioning, defending and presenting the research (demonstrating validity; oral
and poster presentation; journal publishing).
To be admissible to the course, students
must be fully engaged in the analysis and writing stages of qualitative Master’s
or PhD theses. The course is open to students in all
but if there is more demand than the course maximum, preference will be given to
students who have taken courses in the Essentials in Qualitative Research (EQR)
course series. Permission of the instructors will be required for enrolment.
Contact Ellen MacEachen at firstname.lastname@example.org
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