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Student Research Officer

  • Posted:Jan 12, 2021
  • Apply by:Jan 25, 2021
  • Job Type
  • Full Time
  • Job Level
  • Other
  • Location
  • Victoria, BC
  • Impact Area
  • Other
  • Impact Category
  • Other
  • Company Type
  • Other

About this position

Job Posting
Competition #74134
Student Research Officer, Co-op Level 2 or Equivalent
Temporary, Full-Time (Summer 2021)
Location: Vancouver or Victoria, B.C.
Salary (firm): $26.18 per hour

BC’s Office of the Human Rights Commissioner (BCOHRC) exists to address the root causes of inequality, discrimination and injustice in B.C. by shifting laws, policies, practices and cultures. We do this work through education, research, advocacy, inquiry and monitoring.

The Student Research Officer will work under the supervision of a Staff Lawyer to provide legal research assistance to the Legal Department and other Departments at BCOHRC. It is anticipated that the Student Research Officer will be assigned a major research project to be concluded during their employment with BCOHRC that focuses on one or more of the following: Indigenous legal systems and human rights; poverty as a cause and consequence of discrimination; detention by the state; the rise of hate and white supremacy in B.C. , and/or; emerging issues in human rights law.  In addition, the Student Research Officer will assist with tasks related to the day-to-day work of BCOHRC, including research to support interventions before the BC Human Rights Tribunal or other administrative tribunals and courts, holding inquiries, and providing legal support to all of BCOHRC’s departments.

This position may be performed remotely (within B.C.), or from the Vancouver or Victoria BCOHRC office. Please note: Due to the extraordinary circumstances related to COVID-19, this position may need to be performed remotely until the Commissioner determines, based on information from the Provincial Health Officer, that conditions have been met for employees to safely return to the office.


In order to apply on this competition, you must follow the application instructions on the BC’s Office of the Human Rights Commissioner website at https://bchumanrights.ca/careers/

Posting Close Date:  9:00 AM PST, on Monday, January 25, 2021

Only applications submitted to https://bchumanrights.ca/careers/ will be accepted.


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