Opportunity - Graduate Student Network Coordinator

October 7, 2022

Climate Change Health Effects, Adaptation, and Resilence (HEAL) Research Excellence Cluster 

Graduate Student Network Coordinator 

Time: 7.5 hrs per week (0.2 FTE) 

Compensation: $30/hour  

Duration: 6 months (Nov 1 2022 to April 30 2023) 

Closing date: October 20, 2022 

  • 1 graduate research assistant to coordinate the HEAL cluster activities 

The Climate Change HEAL cluster is an interdisciplinary group of researchers and stakeholders within and without UBC, including Simon Fraser University, Vancouver Coastal Health, and the Ministry of Health.  

The aims of the cluster are to identify the acute, compounding, and long-term health effects of extreme weather events associated with climate change in BC and through an integrated knowledge translation approach, develop adaptive strategies for prevention and protection.  

The HEAL cluster is in a development phase and we are seeking to expand our network, align goals, and strategize to achieve our aims. There are three key areas we are growing in, which include: 1) academic activities, such as grants and projects, 2) trainee development and engagement, and 3) research to action through engaging stakeholders and communities. 

To enable this work, we are seeking a coordinator to support the network in trainee and stakeholder engagement.  

Primary activities include: 

  • Planning and implementing trainee events 

  • Examples include: networking opportunities, webinars, journal club 

  • Coordinate cluster and stakeholder engagement event  

  • In person, full day event at UBC with catering in early December 

  • Invitations, organization, and supporting agenda 

  • Ensure event details are organized and support day of organization  

  • Support invitees' attendance 

  • Support cluster members as needed 

Additional activities may include: 

  • Website content development 

  • Tracking metrics for HEAL members  

  • Manuscripts 

  • Grant submissions 

  • Outreach 

  • Activities 

  • Cluster newsletter 


  • Enrolled in a graduate (e.g., Master’s or PhD program) at UBC 

  • Excellent organizational skills and detail oriented  

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills 

  • Ability to work independently and in a team 

  • Ability to problem solve and self-motivated 

  • Excellent time management skills  


  • Graduate student of a HEAL member 

  • Interest or experience in climate change and health 

  • Interest or experience in event planning 

  • Interest or experience in leading peer groups 

How to Apply: 

Email a resume or CV along with a cover letter to erin.shellington@ubc.ca by Oct 20th.  


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