Training Opportunities

The Centre for the Study of Services to Children and Families has many opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students to gain experience and acquire skills in conducting and disseminating research. Students may join the Centre as a volunteer or research assistant, working on current projects or individual’s designed projects that align with the mission of the Centre.

All student projects focus on work related to the mission of the Centre and its existing work. Students who are committed to maximizing their learning and who value excellence in their work are welcome to apply.

Volunteering at the Centre

Students may volunteer at the Centre, enabling them to gain experience in all facets of conducting applied research and managing a research centre. Students volunteering at the Centre are given the opportunity to connect with other undergraduate and graduate students and staff, allowing them to gain insight and knowledge that will help them further their personal and career goals.

The time required for volunteering varies by the activity to which students have committed themselves. Students should expect to spend a minimum of ten hours per week in Centre activities and may spend quite a bit more if they become engaged in data analysis and article publication.

Opportunities at the Centre

Research Assistantships: Dr. Sarah Dow-Fleisner and Dr. Barbara Lee are currently not accepting applications for Research Assistantships.

Other: Please also visit our event page for current learning opportunities.


UBC’s Centre for the Study of Services to Children and Families focuses on identifying effective services for children and families with an emphasis on serving diverse populations.


(Last Update: May 7, 2024)