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This is where we will keep you up to date about all things related to Indigenous research. In addition to updates about what’s happening at IRSI, you will find everything from funding announcements to policy changes, researcher profiles to project updates here.

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UBC Okanagan-based workshop delivers insights for researchers working with Indigenous People

In the spring of 2019, UBC Okanagan's Office of the Vice-Principal, Research and Innovation , with support from the UBC Equity and Enhancement Fund (EEF), launched a pilot project to offer “Cultural Competency Training” to five Eminence-funded Clusters of Research Excellence. VPRI partnered with the Interior Health Authority to offer a two-day, on-campus experiential workshop called “Planting the Seeds: Insights for Researchers Interested in Working with Indigenous Peoples.” The goals were to


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 31, 2020 The Tŝilhqot’in Nation and the University of British Columbia sign Memorandum of Understanding and Indigenous Knowledge Protocol Agreement to strengthen collaborative research partnerships with UBC’s Centre for Environmental Assessment Research [Williams Lake, BC.] On August 11, a memorandum of understanding (MOU) and an Indigenous Knowledge Protocol Agreement (IK Protocol) were signed by the Tŝilhqot’in Nation and the University of British Columbia. These

Upcoming Funding Opportunities for Communities and Researchers

Indigenous research collaborators, check out the upcoming funding opportunities that may be able to support your research project. All application deadlines are this fall. See below for details and links to apply for project funding. Opportunity: Indigenous Research Capacity and Reconciliation — Connection Grants Deadline: September 6, 2018 (8:00 p.m. eastern) Details: Indigenous Research Capacity and Reconciliation—Connection Grants support interdisciplinary events and outreach activities

IRSI Welcomes Four New Indigenous Advisory Committee Members

It is with great excitement that we announce the appointment of four new members to the Indigenous Advisory Committee to IRSI. Advisory committee members provide culturally-relevant advice, leadership and support to IRSI's leadership and team, thus contributing to IRSI's overall strategic direction. Members, who are elected to serve staggered two and three year terms, are chosen to bring to the table expertise in a variety of relevant disciplines. We had an overwhelming response to the Call for


The Indigenous Research Support Initiative (IRSI), the UBC Learning Exchange, the Residential School History and Dialogue Centre (RSHDC) and the Centre for Community Engaged Learning (CCEL) are collaborating with other key partners to develop teaching and learning resources to support ethical engagement practices in Indigenous community-based research. Ultimately the goal is for UBC staff, students, and faculty to be equipped with the knowledge and skills to respectfully, ethically and