Work Study: Community History Research Fellowship Documenting Early Residential Schools

History Department

This 412-hour position involves working in the Huron Community History Centre with Professor Thomas Peace on the project Documenting Early Residential Schools. Documenting Early Residential Schools is a project conducted in partnership with the Woodland Cultural Centre, the Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre and the Verschoyle Cronyn Memorial Archives to digitize and make accessible two sets of early records related to the operation of the residential school system. Over the course of this fellowship, the successful candidate will transcribe and digitize these records as well as create research files about the material.  

This fellowship is housed in the Huron Community History Centre. The Centre supports local communities and organizations in producing their own histories, and historical resources, by providing access to faculty, student and university resources, in addition to supporting the History department’s community-based research programs, and commitment to collaborative undergraduate research learning.

The successful candidate will have a strong academic record, with well-developed written and verbal communication skills. Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs and digital platforms such as Wordpress is expected alongside a willingness to learn new software as required. Preference will be given to students enrolled in Huron’s history program and who have completed HIS 2811F, HIS 2204G, and HIS 2302G, HIS 3201E. The candidate must also be eligible for funding through Huron's Work Study program.

To apply for this position please submit by 1 March a one-page cover letter with a C.V. and copy of your unofficial transcript.

For more information or to submit application materials please contact Profs. Nina Reid-Maroney or Thomas Peace at and

Start Date: 6 May 2019
End Date: 7 September 2018
Compensation: $14/hr for 412 hours
Deadline for Submissions: 1 March 2019