Research Assistant Opportunity!

Researching Chinatowns Across Turtle Island, Using Geographic Technology

Like other global cultures, Chinese people have come to inhabit cities all over the world.  Geographers (such as in AU’s undergrad course World Regional Geography) term these folks “Chinese overseas”.  This research assistant opportunity seeks two workers to investigate “architecture design, planning, historic & heritage preservation and conservation” in various Chinatowns.  Now, if you’re like me and recall bleary-eyed days of yore straggling through Vancouver’s Chinatown and, passing the gnarled dried mushrooms in the window while traipsing to some reviving Dim Sum at an upstairs restaurant balcony, this could be a fun topic!

Furthering academic ends, this study seeks to uncover facts related to “architectural design, 2D drafting (AutoCAD), 3D modelling (Sketchup), parametric design (REVIT), graphic design and writing skill”.  Knowledge of Chinese languages is an asset but if you feel your inner feng shui properly aligned, or are just interested in one of Canada’s most prominent colonial communities, why not submit your cover letter, resume, and transcript to Dr.  Henry Tsang at