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University of Manitoba
Student Research Assistant
Must have been enrolled fulltime as a student in Winter term 2019. Must have excellent GIS/ArcGIS skills. A thorough attention to detail is expected. Must be able to work independently to complete tasks within the grant period. Strong organizational skills are important. Excellent written and spoken English communication skills are necessary. Interest in medieval history, British history, Christian history, or wetlands development an asset.
Duties and responsibilities:
An undergraduate or graduate level research assistant is required to create and adapt digital maps using data. The candidate must be proficient in GIS/ArcGIS. Hours may vary week to week, though they will not exceed 15 hours/week. Duties will include: research, data collection and analysis, developing and populating digital maps, preparation of reports, and other administrative duties as needed.
Involvement of animals, humans and/or hazards:
How to Apply
Open until filled
Required application materials:
– Cover letter
– GIS/ArcGIS map independently developed
– A statement indicating the school, program and year
that you are currently enrolled in.
2 (Only necessary for those that are selected for an interview)
Applicants who are selected for an interview will be notified before 10 May 2019.
Within two weeks of interviewing.
Establishing a sacral landscape: the development of Crowland Abbey
The purpose of this research project is to better understand the development of the Christian church in the British Isles by exploring how a remote monastic community developed and was, in turn, shaped by its landscape. Crowland Abbey in the Anglo-Saxon Kingdom of East Anglia was chosen by the hermit St Guthlac as an isolated hermitage, deep within the Fenland marshes. It did not remain a hermitage and was developed within a year of his death into a holy shrine by his sister in 715 CE. This landscape proved incredibly problematic for the monastic community that established itself as the guardians of the shrine after the tenth century. The Benedictine community that re-founded the site altered its purpose, transforming it into a richly endowed monastic community until its dissolution by royal proclamation in 1534. This research project seeks to use ArcGIS software to develop digital maps that reveal how geopolitical boundaries, land donations listed in charters and other textual sources, population, wetland reclamation, and infrastructure transformed Crowland’s landscape, affecting the community’s development.
Researcher/Supervisor: Dr. Meredith Bacola
St. Paul’s College
St. Paul’s College
Number of jobs:
2019-06-03 to 2019-09-20
Possible extension, funds permitting
Hours per week:
Fort Garry Campus
To apply for this job email your details to Meredith.Bacola@umanitoba.ca