Seeking Upper-Year Researchers

Professor Jennifer Bond and the uOttawa Refugee Hub are seeking talented & committed upper-year students to join our dynamic research team. Successful candidates will support several academic research projects, a number of major talks, and the Refugee Hub’s engagement in national and international consultations on the future of the refugee system.

Student projects will vary and may include research memos; paper editing; media briefs; policy briefs; events monitoring; and more.  Successful candidates will join other student researchers and will participate in a team-based, peer-mentorship research model. Both individual and team work will be required.

Relevant substantive areas include: international and domestic refugee and migration law and policy; private refugee sponsorship; international and domestic criminal law; constitutional and human rights law; and access to justice.

Ideal candidates possess the following:

  • Superior academic record in law school;

  • Excellent research and writing abilities;

  • Strong communication skills;

  • Proven ability to work independently and in teams;

  • Proven ability to multi-task and prioritize assignments.

Proven interest and experience in refugee law and/or criminal law is an asset but is not required. Students must be registered at uOttawa in the 2017/18 academic year.

These positions will be posted on the Source and interested candidates should apply through the Common Law application process. No personal inquiries about the position or the status of your application please.

About Professor Bond and the Refugee Hub:

Professor Jennifer Bond founded and oversees the work of the Refugee Hub and its five flagship initiatives: the Refugee Sponsorship Support Program (mobilizes pro-bono legal support for private sponsorship groups); the Global Refugee Sponsorship Initiative (helping to create new community sponsorship programs around the world); the University of Ottawa Refugee Assistance Project (studies + mitigates access to justice deficits in Canada’s refugee system); the Refugee Law Research Team (engages students in cutting-edge research) and the Refugee/Criminal Law Clinic (engages students in public interest litigation).

Professor Bond also publishes in leading national and international journals and has served with the UNHCR in Syria; on the founding national executive of the Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers; and as a visiting researcher at the University of Michigan. In 2015/16, Professor Bond took leave from the University to serve as Special Advisor to Canada’s Minister of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship on the Syrian Refugee Initiative.