Current Opportunities

Graduate Student Workshop Consultants

Posted: Thursday, February 4, 2021

Deadline to apply: Wednesday, February 17, 2021
Time commitment: 5-6 hours total over the next 8 weeks

In collaboration with the Graduate Student Association (GSA), the Writing and Communication Centre (WCC) is developing an asynchronous, online workshop in over the next two months to guide graduate students through the writing of statements of social location or statements of positionality, primarily as part of a dissertation. 

The WCC seeks up to four current University of Waterloo graduate students to consult for on this project. We are particularly interested in working with graduate students who have lived experience as racialized people, and whose research takes an anti-racist or decolonizing approach.

Consultants must have experience writing a statement of positionality or statement of social location for their own research project(s), or have experience researching the writing of these statements as part of their graduate work. 


Each consultant will be primarily responsible for providing an artefact (a sample of their own statement of social location; or a 2-3-minute video or audio file describing their writing process of such a statement or their research about this genre) that will be included as part of the online workshop: 

  • WCC staff may ask to review a copy of the Consultant’s script or notes before recording takes place. 

  • Consultants must already have access to the necessary technology (computer, webcam, microphone, etc.) to produce the artefact, but WCC staff can help with editing and captioning, if necessary.

  • WCC staff will outline, draft, and design the workshop that the artefact will contribute to, but consultants may be asked to provide feedback on an outline or initial draft of the completed workshop.


Each graduate student consultant will receive an honorarium of $100.00 as thanks for their contribution to this project. 

How to Indicate your Interest: 

Graduate students who are interested in contributing to this project should send an email to Nadine Fladd (, Writing and Multimodal Communication Specialist at the WCC, on or before February 11th, 2021. The email should explain their experience with statements of social location or positionality statements as well as describe the artefact they are interested in contributing to the project. Feel free to reach out to with questions about this project.