Work Opportunities

MABRRI hires students to work on both new and ongoing research projects throughout the academic year and during the summer period. We offer both Work Opportunity (work-op) and Research Assistant (RA) positions.

Work-op positions are recommended for students that are new to MABRRI as they involve just 70 hours per semester working on a specific project. They are a great way for us to get to know you and for you to get your foot in the door. Keep an eye out on this page for any work-op positions throughout the school year.

RA positions are intended for senior undergraduate students. RAs work on several ongoing MABRRI projects at a time. They also assist in grant funding applications, developing new projects, and facilitating outreach in the community. We typically only offer RA positions throughout the summer months.

First priority for these positions is given to students who have previously worked for MABRRI and demonstrated a high quality of work. However, interested students are always encouraged to contact one of the Coordinators or drop by our office to discuss possible work opportunities. Please see below for current job postings.

Current Job Opportunities

There are currently no postings. Note that opportunities regularly come up, so please keep checking for updates.

If you would like more information, please email MABRRI's Research and Community Engagement Coordinator at

Rathtrevor Beack

VIU Master of Community Planning (MCP) students revisioning Nanaimo's downtown