613-562-5800 Ext: 4364/4365 opirg@uOttawa.ca

OPIRG refund / Rembousement par GRIPO

Eligible undergraduate students who wish to withdraw their support from The Ontario Public Interest Research Group-Ottawa (OPIRG) and its mandate will be able to obtain a refund for their $3.89 contribution during the period specified below. Full-time graduate students, being OPIRG members, can also obtain a refund. However, their student levy, and thus their refund, is only $2.50.

OPIRG is a bilingual, non-profit, student-funded, student-based and student-directed organization. OPIRG is dedicated to the areas of social justice and the environment and is part of a country-wide network.

OPIRG’s office is now located in room 215D of the University Centre. If you wish to obtain a refund you may do so from Monday, November 13th to Friday, November 24th, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the OPIRG office. Please call 613-562-5800, ext. 4364, ext. 4500 or ext. 4365 if you would like more information.

Any eligible student wishing to obtain a refund must do so in person and must present her/his valid student card as well as their registration and proof of payment form for this semester.

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Les étudiantes et les étudiants du premier cycle qui veulent retirer leur appui du Groupe de recherche d’intérêt public de l’Ontario-Ottawa (GRIPO) pourront se faire rembourser leur cotisation de 3,89$ pendant la période de remboursement indiquée ci-dessous. Les étudiant(e)s à temps plein du 2e cycle peuvent aussi obtenir un remboursement. Cependant, puisque leur cotisation est de 2,50$ leur remboursement sera également de 2,50$.

GRIPO est une organisation bilingue, à but non-lucratif, gérée et dirigée par les étudiantes et les étudiants. GRIPO œuvre dans les domaines de l’environnement et de la justice sociale et fait partie d’un réseau canadien.

Notre bureau est maintenant situé au 215D Centre Universitaire. La période de remboursement pour ce semestre est du 13 novembre au 24 novembre de 10h à 16h au bureau de GRIPO. Si vous avez des questions, vous pouvez nous contacter au 613-562-5800, ext. 4364, ext. 4500 ou ext. 4365.

Chaque étudiant(e) désirant se faire rembourser devra le faire en personne et présenter sa carte étudiante ainsi que le formulaire d’inscription et de paiement pour le semestre en question.

State of Control: Canadian prisons & immigrants / Les prisons et les immigrant.e.s

State of Control: Canadian prisons & immigrants / Les prisons et les immigrant.e.s

OPIRG/GRIPO-Ottawa is proud to host a short film screening and panel discussion on the topic of human rights, statelessness and criminalization of immigrants in Canada. The event will take place on Tuesday November 7 at 7:00 pm in room 325 of Tabaret Hall at the University of Ottawa.

The short documentary STATELESS by Amar Wala will serve to introduce the topic. It features the story of Deepan Budlakoti, who was born in Canada but who is currently stateless. All proceeds and donations will go to Deepan’s legal struggle to regain his citizenship and human rights.

The screening will be followed by a panel discussion, moderated by Monia Mazigh and featuring Alex Neve, two of Canada’s leading human rights advocates. Amar Wala, the film director, Yavar Hameed, human rights lawyer, and Deepan himself will also be on the panel.

The event is co-sponsored by CUPE-SCFP 2626, the UOttawa Criminology Graduate Students Association/ AÉDC- CGSA, the Criminalization and Punishment Education Project, the Human Rights Research and Education Center (HRREC) and others. If your organization would like to endorse this event and/or contribute donations, please reach out to us at the address provided in the link!

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GRIPO/OPIRG-Ottawa est fier de comanditer la diffusion d’un court métrage, suivi d’une discussion concernant les droits humains, l’apatridie et la criminalisation des immigrant.e.s au Canada. Cet événement aura lieu (en anglais seulement) dans la salle 325 du Pavillon Tabaret, le mardi 7 novembre à 19h.

Le court métrage STATELESS (apatride) nous fera découvrir les dilemmes de Deepan Budlakoti, qui est né au Canada, mais qui est maintenant sans citoyenneté. La diffusion sera suivi d’une discussion. Parmi les intervenant.e.s figurent la modératrice, Monia Mazigh et Alex Neve (2 spécialistes canadien.ne.s des droits humains), ainsi que Amar Wala, le directeur du film STATELESS, Yavar Hameed, un avocat spécialisé en droits humains, et Deepan lui-même. Nous ferons une collecte de fonds pour la bataille juridique de Deepan pour sauvegarder ses droits et rétablir sa citoyenneté canadienne.

Les groupes suivants (entre autres) sont comanditaires de cet événement: SCFP-CUPE 2626, l’Association des étudiants diplomés en criminologie (AÉDC-CGSA uOttawa), Criminalization and Punishment Education Project (CPEP), le Centre de recherche et d’enseignement sur les droits de la personne.

Wednesdays: have lunch with the PRD! Mangez avec la RPD les mercredis!

Want to learn how to cook healthy, simple meals? Are you curious about food security and food waste? How about just wanting to share a warm lunch with cool people? Come join the charming people of People’s Republic of Delicious (PRD) – République populaire du délice (RPD) for some awesome food time! In the Déja Vu Kitchen (room 230, Morisset Hall), PRD will be serving up some delicious vegetarian food they rescued and collected from the generous Herb n Spice (Bank St. Location). We will be teaching people how being creative in the kitchen is easier and cheaper than you think, as well as how to be conscious consumers! Tell your friends, and remember to bring your reusable container + cutlery.

Cooking begins around 9, serving around 11:00-11:30! If you have questions or want to know more, check out our fb page or send us over an email at prduottawa@gmail.com

See you soon!

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Voulez-vous apprendre (sans frais) comment cuisiner des repas frais? La sécurité alimentaire vous intéresse? Peut-être que vous voulez simplement manger de la bonne bouffe avec nous? La République populaire du délice (RPD) – People’s Republic of Delicious (PRD) vous invite à participer et à apprendre comment réduire le gaspillage de nourriture et comment cuisiner sans effort chez vous! On va servir des repas chauds et délicieux, grâce aux dons du Herb n Spice! Amenez vos ami.e.s, et n’oubliez pas d’apporter vos assiettes (tupperware), vos couverts, et votre passion pour la bonne nourriture!

On commence vers 9h à faire la cuisine, et le repas est servi vers 11h (jusqu’à 11h30)!  SI vous avez des questions, contactez-nous au prduottawa@gmail.com, ou consultez notre page facebook!
À bientôt!

Semaine ALT 101 Week 2017

(le français suit…)

Welcome (back) to Anishinaabe (Algonquin) territory!

They don’t teach you this in school! OPIRG-GRIPO is taking the occasion of welcome week to (re)-orient students to some of the radical activities going on in the community, all the while having fun and creating new connections.

Join us this year as we delve into the little-known food production happening on campus, learn to battle racism and to ensure safety for all, launch our first ever trivia night, and cap it all off with a Spoken Word night featuring some of Ottawa and Gatineau’s finest radical artists.

(Re) bienvenue en territoire anishinabe!

On vous apprend pas ça à l’école! Au GRIPO, nous voulons saisir cette semaine de bienvenue pour vous (ré)-orienter vers les activités radicales qui ont cours dans la communauté, tout en se divertissant et en créant des nouveaux liens.

Venez nous rejoindre cette année alors que nous nous aventurerons dans la production alimentaire qui se déroule derrière les coulisses sur le campus, que nous apprenons à combattre le racisme et à assurer la sécurité pour tout le monde, que nous lançons notre toute première soirée quiz, et que nous couronnons le tout avec une soirée de Slam mettant en vedette les meilleur.es artistes militant.es qu’Ottawa et Gatineau ont à offrir.

SCHEDULE BELOW / HORAIRE CI-DESSOUS (Mises à jour sur Facebook shows updates)

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Lundi / Monday Sept 11

11h / 11 AM: Cuisine Végane / Vegan Cooking People’s Republic of Delicious PRD – République populaire du délice RPD @ UCU Déjà Vu
https://www.facebook.com/events/1649663615064161/?active_tab=about

13H30 / 1:30 PM: Tour of campus gardens / Tournée des jardins du campus
https://www.facebook.com/events/1809296105752309/?active_tab=about

14h / 2 PM: Workshop on environmental racism / Atelier sur le racisme environnemental
https://www.facebook.com/events/1801187129911047/?active_tab=about

Mardi / Tuesday Sept 12

10h à 17h / 10 AM to 5 PM: FREE Clothing Swap / Friperie GRATUITE The Free Store | La Gratuiterie @ UCU Terminus
https://www.facebook.com/events/126614171311924/?active_tab=about

Mercredi / Wednesday Sept 13

14h30 / 2:30 PM: People’s History Trivia / Quiz d’histoire populaire @ La Maison/ The House
https://www.facebook.com/events/1806276052996974/?active_tab=about

18h / 6:30 PM: Expo Anti-Coloniale / Anti-Colonial Art Exhibit @ Cafe Nostalgica

19h / 7 PM: People’s History Trivia Night (Grad Edition) / Soirée-Quiz Histoire Populaire (édition grad) @ Cafe Nostalgica
https://www.facebook.com/events/1947974258806021/?active_tab=about

Jeudi / Thursday Sept 14

9h à 17h / 9 AM to 5 PM: Salon du livre anti-capitaliste / Anti-Capitalist Book Fair @ FSS Lobby
https://www.facebook.com/events/476054619423056/?active_tab=about

11h à 13h / 11 AM to 1 PM: Safe Spaces! Workshop / Atelier “Safe Space” @ UCU 301

Vendredi / Friday Sept 15

20h à 23h / 8 PM to 11 PM: Spoken Word for Justice / Slam pour la Justice @ Cafe Nostalgica
https://www.facebook.com/events/472797483076802/?active_tab=about

Samedi / Saturday Sept 16

18h à 21h / 6 PM to 9 PM: Soirée-cinéma avec uOttawa Cinema Academica Kahnesatake, 270 ans de résistance (French with Eng subtitles) @ Montpetit 201
https://www.facebook.com/events/311145562687548/?active_tab=about

If you have any questions or accessibility needs, please contact opirgstaff@gmail.com so we can accommodate you!

Si vous avez des questions ou besoins d’accessibilité, svp envoyer un message à gripocampus@gmail.com pour que l’on puisse vous accommoder!

Do we ‘celebrate’ the foundation of colonial national states? Should we?

This message was written in support of the Bawating Water Protectors and their allies during their mobilization around Canada Day.

On Turtle Island about 97.5% was the rate of extinction of our ancestors and, strange thing, the same rate was the usurpation rate at which the lands and territories became ‘owned’ by settler society. The anomalous sense of entitlement this civilization is showing is something completely alien to our cultures.

We are aware of the process of genocide, dispossession, exploitation, displacement and cooptation that are the institutional scaffolding of the colonial state of Canada. We support our sisters and brothers coming to the settlers’ capital to have their impeccable voices heard and their bodies of resistance be seen by all.

The peoples originating on these lands ARE the land; you cannot disassociate this cosmic parity. The colonial state has pretended to carry out an evil process of extermination of the peoples of the land, therefore the land itself. If you get rid of those that have their hearts and spirits in the land, you are missing, perhaps, the only chance settler society can have to offer their future generations a good planet to live.

It is our responsibility, as allied settlers, not only to accompany these defenders of the waters (and the land), but also to take action regarding the long nightmare of colonial domination.

Resistance to the invaders begun in the year 1493, when Taino chief Anacanoa was executed by the invader. People of the land (in the Abya-Yala and on Turtle Island) have been resisting ever since, and they are not going to cease any time soon.

The protectors that are on unceded and unsurrendered Anishinaabe land are fulfilling a sacred responsibility, honoring their ancestors and humbly committed to their future generations.

We humbly respect their actions and fully support them.

 

-Marcelo Saavedra-Vargas, Elder

On behalf of OPIRG-GRIPO

OPIRG Project Coordinator/Coordonnateur(trice) de projets du GRIPO

(le français suit…)

The Ontario Public Interest Research Group – University of Ottawa (OPIRG) is seeking a full-time employee (35 hours / week according to the work schedule specified in the chart below). OPIRG’s Project Coordinator contract begins June 05th 2017 and ends August 26th 2017. OPIRG is a bilingual, student-funded and student directed volunteer organization dedicated to research, education and advocacy in the areas of social, environmental, and economic justice.

Work Period

Time Commitment

June 05 to August 26

35 hours/week

OPIRG is concerned with the contribution that students, the university and the community can make towards social change. As such, this organization helps students organize action groups and provides assistance to research projects that emerge directly from community needs and are community led. The student will be involved in supporting projects related to different issues, including gender violence in activist setting as well as environmental issues. The position will also train the student with administration skills as well as coordination and communication. It will include recruitment and training volunteers, organizing events.

  • The coordinator will support the organization of Alternative week 101; which is a welcome week for new students arriving at the University of Ottawa.
  • The coordinator will support activities for the learning garden at the University of Ottawa
  • The coordinator will support research activities of a research project which will unveil testimonies and stories authored by various feminist groups and female activists, denouncing violence among the occupy activist movement.

Duties:

  • Working with other OPIRG staff, action groups, and other partner organisations to organize, coordinate, and promote events (Alt 101 Week and Learning Garden)
  • Training and coordinating all volunteers, including managing the OPIRG week organizing committee (including staff, board, and volunteers)
  • Doing research related activities (lit reviews, interviews, annotated bibliographies, etc.)
  • Other tasks relevant to organizing events
  • Creating a report with reflections and on how the week was organized to be submitted at the end of the contract

Requirements:

This is a position funded by the Canada Summer Student Program and as such the employee must meet the following requirements:

  • between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive) at the start of employment;
  • a full-time student during the preceding academic year;
  • returning to school on a full-time basis during the next academic year;
  • student in a secondary, post-secondary, CEGEP (Quebec only), vocational or technical program
  • Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act* and;
  • legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial / territorial legislation and regulations.

* Foreign students are not eligible.

Qualifications:

  • Able to communicate, orally and in writing, in both English and French
  • Strong organizing and coordination skills or experience
  • Able to conduct some research activities (literature review, interviews, annotated bibliography, etc.)
  • Demonstrate initiative and teamwork skills
  • General computer skills
  • Knowledge of anti-oppression concepts
  • Some knowledge of consensus decision-making
  • Personable attitude
  • Capacity to work under stressful conditions, as well as delegate and prioritize tasks
  • Experience in planning events, particularly on-campus events, and/or experience managing groups and coordinating volunteers
  • Knowledge of OPIRG-Ottawa and our action groups
  • Some knowledge of uOttawa campus and community, including student unions, clubs, and other associations

Assets:

  • Strong writing skills in both English and French
  • Experience in social, economic, and/or environmental justice organizing, especially within a anti-oppressive framework
  • Experience in research

Benefits

Salary: $ 14/hr

OPIRG welcomes the contributions that individuals from marginalized communities bring to our organization, and invites aboriginal people, people of colour, women, gays, lesbians, bisexuals, queer-oriented people, single parents, members of ethnic minorities, immigrants and people with disabilities to apply. We encourage applicants to describe the contributions and experience they, as individuals who identify with marginalized communities, would bring to the OPIRG organization in their cover letter.

Applicants who wish to be considered for employment equity should mention this in their cover letter.

All applicants are asked to include a brief statement on their understanding of power and oppression in our society, as it relates to yourself, and the work environment. In particular, explain the importance of creating an anti-oppressive OPIRG Orientation Week.

Only those invited for an interview will be contacted. Interviews will be conducted the week following the deadline for resumes.

DEADLINE for applications: Friday, June 2nd, 2017 at 5:00p.m. The proposed start date is June 5th, 2017.

Please submit ALL of the following documents to be considered as a candidate:

1) CV

2) cover letter explaining how you meet each of the qualifications,

3) a 3-4 paragraph statement explaining your understanding of power and oppression in our society, as it relates to yourself and the work environment, as well as OPIRG’s Alternative 101 Week.

Hiring Committee – OPIRG 85 University Private, UCU 215D

Ottawa ON K1N 6N5

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Le Groupe de recherche en intérêt public de l’Ontario – Université d’Ottawa (GRIPO) sollicite des candidatures pour un poste occasionnel à temps plein (35 heures par semaine conformément à l’horaire de travail précisé dans le tableau ci-dessous) à titre de coordinateur(trice) de projets du GRIPO . Ce poste est offert du 5 juin 2017 au 26 août 2017. GRIPO est une organisation bénévole, gérée et dirigée par les étudiant(e)s. GRIPO s’occupe de questions environnementales et de justice sociale et économique en faisant de la recherche, en militant et en faisant la promotion d’activités éducatives.

Période de travail

Engagement en termes de temps

5 juin au 26 août

35 heures par semaine

Le GRIPO s’intéresse à la contribution que peuvent apporter les étudiant.es, l’université et la communauté pour le changement social. L’organisation aide donc les étudiant.es à organiser des groups d’action et fournit son appui à des projets de recherche issus directement des besoins des communautés et menés par celles-ci. L’étudiant.e sera impliqué.e dans des projets reliés à divers enjeux, tels que la violence genrée dans les milieux militants de même que les enjeux environnementaux. Ce poste va également former les habiletés de l’étudiant.e en administration, en coordination et en communication. Les activités comprennent le recrutement et la formation de bénévoles et l’organisation d’événements.

  • Le coordonnateur(trice) appuiera l’organisation de la Semaine ALT 101; une semaine d’orientation pour les nouveaux(elles) étudiant.es à l’Université d’Ottawa.
  • Le coordonnateur(trice) appuiera les activités du Jardin d’apprentissage à l’Université d’Ottawa.
  • Le coordonnateur(trice) appuiera les activités d’un projet de recherche qui dévoile les témoignages et les récits de plusieurs groups et militantes féministes dénonçant la violence au sein du mouvement Occupy.

Fonctions :

  • Travailler avec d’autres membres du personnel de GRIPO, des groupes d’actions et d’autres organisations partenaires en vue d’organiser, de coordonner et d’assurer la promotion d’événements (Semaine ALT 101 et jardin d’apprentissage).
  • Former et coordonner tous les bénévoles, y compris assurer la gestion du comité d’organisation de la semaine alternative 101 (notamment le personnel, le conseil d’administration et les bénévoles).
  • Accomplir des activités liées à la recherche (revue de littérature, entrevues, annotation de bibliographies, etc.)
  • Autres tâches pertinentes à l’organisation de la semaine Alternative 101 de GRIPO.
  • Élaborer un rapport proposant des pistes de réflexion ainsi que des constatations sur la façon selon laquelle la semaine a été organisée. Ce rapport doit être soumis à la fin du contrat.

Critères:

Ce poste est financé par le Programme d’emploi d’été étudiant du Canada.

Le ou la candidat(e) doit:

  • avoir entre 15 et 30 ans (inclusivement) au début de la période d’emploi;
  • avoir été étudiant à temps-plein au cours de l’année académique précédente;
  • retourner à l’école à temps-plein au cours de la prochaine année académique;
  • être étudiant dans un programme secondaire, post-secondaire, au Cégep, dans un domaine vocationnel ou technique;
  • être citoyen canadien, résident permanent ou une personne qui s’est vu conféré la protection de réfugié(e) sous la Loi de Protection des Immigrants et des Réfugiés;
  • être habiletée à travailler légalement selon les lois et les règles provinciales ou territoriales.

*Les étudiant(e)s étrangers/ères ne sont éligibles.

Qualifications :

  • Capacité à communiquer, à l’oral comme à l’écrit, en anglais et en français.
  • Bonne capacité ou expérience dans l’organisation et la coordination d’événements.
  • Habileté à mener des activités de recherche (revue de littérature, entrevues, annotation de bibliographies, etc.)
  • Démontrer de l’initiative et une capacité à travailler en équipe.
  • Capacité à utiliser des programmes informatiques communs.
  • Connaissances sur les concepts d’anti-oppression.
  • Certaines connaissances du processus de décisions par consensus.
  • Bon entregent.
  • Capacité à travailler sous pression ainsi qu’à déléguer et gérer les priorités.
  • Expérience en planification d’événements, plus précisément des événements sur le campus, et (ou) expérience dans la gestion de groupes et la coordination de bénévoles.
  • Connaissance de GRIPO-Ottawa et de nos groupes d’action.
  • Certaines connaissances du campus de l’Université d’Ottawa et de la collectivité, y compris les associations étudiantes, les clubs et les autres associations.

Aptitudes :

  • Excellentes compétences rédactionnelles en anglais et en français.
  • Expérience en organisation dans le domaine de la justice sociale, économique et (ou) environnementale, particulièrement au sein d’un cadre non oppressif.
  • Expérience de recherche

Avantages sociaux

Salaire: 14 $ de l’heure

GRIPO apprécie les contributions que les individus venant de communautés marginalisées apportent à notre organisation et invite les personnes autochtones, les personnes de couleur, les femmes, les gais, les lesbiennes, les bisexuels, les personnes allosexuelles, les parents monoparentaux, les membres de minorités ethniques, les immigrants et les personnes avec handicaps à soumettre leur candidature. Nous encourageons ces candidat.es à décrire les contributions et les expériences qu’ils et elles apportent à notre organisation, en tant qu’individus faisant partie d’une communauté marginalisée, dans leur lettre d’accompagnement.

Les candidat(e)s désirant être considéré(e)s pour l’équité en matière d’emploi devraient le mentionner dans leur lettre d’accompagnement.

Nous demandons à tou(te)s les candidat(e)s de rédiger un court énoncé sur leur compréhension du pouvoir et de l’oppression dans notre société en relation avec elles-mêmes, et un milieu de travail. Les candidat(e)s devraient en particulier expliquer l’importance de créer une semaine d’orientation de GRIPO anti-oppression.

Seul(e)s les candidat(e)s invité(e)s pour une entrevue seront contacté(e)s. Les entrevues auront lieu la semaine suivant la date limite pour les candidatures.

DATE LIMITE pour la soumission des candidatures : Vendredi le 2 juin 2017 à 17 heures. La date proposée de début de l’emploi est le 5 juin 2017.

Veuillez soumettre TOUS les documents suivants pour que votre candidature soit considérée :

1) Votre CV.

2) Une lettre de présentation expliquant comment vous rencontrez chacune des exigences.

3) Un énoncé de 3 à 4 paragraphes sur votre compréhension du pouvoir et de l’oppression dans notre société, en relation avec vous-même, et un milieu de travail, et de la semaine Alternative 101 de GRIPO.

Comité de sélection – GRIPO

85 Université – UCU 215D, Ottawa (Ontario) K1N 6N5

Community Outreach Coordinator — 2 Positions Available

The Ontario Public Interest Research Group – University of Ottawa (OPIRG) is seeking to employ two people working 35 hours per week, for 12 weeks, as Community Outreach Coordinators. OPIRG’s Community Outreach Coordinator contract begins June 8, 2017 and ends August 31, 2017. OPIRG is a bilingual, student-funded and student directed volunteer organization dedicated to research, education and advocacy in the areas of social, environmental, and economic justice.

Background of the project:

The Healthy Transportation Coalition wants to ensure that improvements are made to the transportation network to make it healthier, so that low-income earners are well-served and transportation choices minimize environmental impacts. All residents of the national capital region should be able to access a healthy transportation network that prioritizes walking, cycling, other modes of active transportation, and public transportation. Improvements should be thought of from social, public health, environmental, and financial perspectives.

The goal of this project is to determine whether or not vulnerable populations are well-served by a healthy transportation network of sidewalks, walking paths, multi-use paths, bike lanes and public transportation in Ottawa, and what improvements are needed in policies, infrastructure, access and affordability.

Duties:                                                                      

The Community Outreach Coordinator will

  • participate in summer festivals and community meetings
  • perform organizing tasks in lower income communities
    • door to door outreach and collecting survey responses
    • organizing meetings to engage with people in their neighbourhoods
    • organize the support to deliver healthy transportation pop-up projects
    • perform outreach at major public transit stops
  • carry out other activities, such as, preparing workshops and trainings
  • report on tasks associated with the project as well as carrying out other activities, as necessary. 

Requirements:

This is a position funded by the Canada Summer Student Program and as such the employee must meet the following requirements:

  • between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive) at the start of employment;
  • a full-time student during the preceding academic year;
  • returning to school on a full-time basis during the next academic year;
  • student in a secondary, post-secondary, CEGEP (Quebec only), vocational or technical program
  • Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act* and;
  • legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial / territorial legislation and regulations.

* Foreign students are not eligible.

Qualifications:

  • Able to communicate, orally and in writing, in English (and ability to communicate in French will be considered a strong asset)
  • Strong organizing and coordination skills or experience
  • Demonstrate initiative and teamwork skills
  • General computer skills
  • Knowledge of anti-oppression concepts
  • Some knowledge of consensus based decision-making
  • Personable attitude
  • Ability to work under stressful conditions, as well as delegate and prioritize tasks
  • Experience in planning events, particularly community events, and/or experience managing groups and coordinating volunteers      

Assets:

  • Strong writing skills in both English and French
  • A third language (such as, Arabic or Somali) will be considered an asset
  • Experience in social, economic, and/or environmental justice organizing, especially within a anti-oppressive framework  

Salary: $14/hr

OPIRG welcomes the contributions that individuals from marginalized communities bring to our organization, and invites aboriginal people, people of colour, women, gays, lesbians, bisexuals, queer-oriented people, single parents, members of ethnic minorities, immigrants and people with disabilities to apply. We encourage applicants to describe the contributions and experiences they, as individuals who identify with marginalized communities, would bring to the OPIRG organization in their cover letter.

Applicants who wish to be considered for employment equity should mention this in their cover letter.

All applicants are asked to include a brief statement on their understanding of power and oppression in our society, as it relates to yourself, and the work environment.

Only those invited for an interview will be contacted. Interviews will be conducted June 5th, 6th or 7th.

DEADLINE to submit applications: Friday, June 2nd at 12noon.

Please submit ALL of the following documents to be considered as a candidate:

1) CV / resume

2) cover letter explaining how you meet each of the job qualifications,

3) a 3-4 paragraph statement explaining your understanding of power and oppression in our society, as it relates to yourself and the work environment, as well as your understanding of OPIRG.

Send the documents (in PDF format) listed above to:

Hiring Committee – OPIRG

OPIRG/GRIPO-University of Ottawa 

85 University Private, 215 D University Centre 

Ottawa, ON  K1N 6N5

E-mail to: opirgresearch@gmail.com