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IMN-PN Newsletter january 1, 2021 Edition

IMN-PN Updates

Monthly Zoom talks: Indigenous Graduate and Early Research Presentations

  • Are you an Indigenous graduate student or early career researcher who is interested in formally presenting your work? In collaboration with the IMNPN, each month the BC NEIHR will highlight the work of an Indigenous graduate student or early career researcher by hosting a live Zoom session with peers, colleagues and mentors. Each session will be recorded and made available for viewing on our websites and YouTube channel. This is a great opportunity to showcase your work, strengthen your presentation skills and receive constructive feedback! Register today by contacting bcneihr@uvic.ca or imnpn@uvic.ca
  • Beginning in December of 2020 - Register Today!
  • For more information please email bcneihr@uvic.ca or impn@uvic.ca
  • Ensure you keep up with these updates on our Facebook page @IMNPN!

COVID-19 UPDATES

  • The IMN-PN has created a Response & Resource page on our website. To learn more about current updates at each partner institution, as well as resources for students and community, please visit uvic.ca/imnpn
  • Across Canada, many institutions are suspending all research activities involving direct contact between humans. Please follow the directive of your institution and pause all face-to-face research activities for the time being. Please check with your institution before using online platforms for data collection
  • To support the measures put in place to slow the spread of COVID-19, please join us in following federal and provincial government recommendations and adhering to the advice provided by the WHO (https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public).
  • We are thinking of you - please stay safe and healthy

LOOKING TO CONNECT TO A MENTOR?

  • If you are looking to connect to a mentor please join our monthly meet-ups at each network site. These are open to all our mentors and mentees! Our Graduate Peer Mentors want to meet you! If you are looking to specifically engage with someone please look at the online directory, and we can either connect you via email or you are welcome to email anyone that is online yourself. To have a facilitated connection please email: imnpn@uvic.ca

IMN-PN CURRENT RESEARCH EXPERIENCE OPPORTUNITIES

  • We have several placements available and these opportunities can be applied to throughout the year. Please visit: uvic.ca/imnpn

IMN-PN CALL FOR RESEARCH EXPERIENCES

  • Do you or your organization have any upcoming priority wellness-related research projects for which you require the assistance of an Indigenous research assistant/ student intern?
  • We are looking for opportunities for students! One of the funding opportunities available is the Research Experience Award, which provides $1,000-$2,000 (depending on level of study) to Indigenous students proposing to undertake a wellness-related research project initiated by and of interest to an Indigenous community or organization. These projects may involve, for instance, assisting with a community-level knowledge translation event, land-based research activity, community research engagement meeting, environmental scan or literature review. These research experiences are overseen by academic and community or organizational Mentors, who will provide guidance, supervision and mentorship to the Mentees.
  • If you are interested in hosting, supervising or mentoring a Mentee, please email: imnpn@uvic.ca. We would be happy to advertise any placements through our network!
  • The Research Experience Award will now be available on a rolling basis!

IMN-PN REGISTRATION SURVEY

TRAINING & EVENTS

Indigenous Graduate Student Socials

IMN-PN is offering an Indigenous Grad Student Social video call on a bi-weekly basis to allow all of you to connect with one another during these uncertain times. We understand how difficult the transition away from community in the academy has been, and would like to hold the space for you all to connect, virtually.

Our Indigenous Grad Student Social calls will take place biweekly on Thursdays from 10am-11am PST. Email imnpn@uvic.ca for the link.

Indigenous Support for Student Learning Program (SSLP)

  • BCANDS is now offering the Indigenous Support for Student Learning Program (SSLP). The SSLP is a time-limited project for Indigenous students across Canada who have limited financial resources, including those students living with disabilities. The SSLP is accepting applications from students of any age enrolled in a Formal educational institution (either online, remote, or through on-site learning) to be considered to receive a laptop and accessories to assist with their continued education and success.
  • Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis. Applications must be received by BCANDS no later than March 15th, 2021 for consideration. However, due to the limited funding and a high demand, we recommend that applicants submit their completed application as early as possible. Please contact us if you need assistance with the application or have any questions.
  • Contact: sslp@bcands.bc.ca, 250-381-7303 ext.202 | Toll Free: 1-888-815-5511
  • More information
Research Funding

Indigenous Research Fund

  • To support access to the collections of the BC Archives for Indigenous peoples, the Friends of the British Columbia Archives (FBCA) has established the Indigenous Research Fund (IRF). The IRF is funded by the FBCA with support from the Royal BC Museum & Archives. The IRF is open to any individuals (youth, student, adult, elder) who self-identify as Indigenous (First Nations, Métis, Inuit) and organizations with a mandate to serve the interests of Indigenous peoples.
  • The fund may be used for any/all of the following purposes:
  • - Travel to the BC Archives (including accommodation/meals)
  • - Hiring a researcher for work done at the BC Archives
  • - Other costs associated with work done at the BC Archives as identified by the applicant
  • Up to $1,000 is available
  • Deadline: January 31 2021; funding awarded in the spring of 2021
  • More Information

Language Technology Program

  • This program provides up to $180,000 in funding plus equipment and training to support language revitalization using technology.
  • Digitization projects involve converting materials such as audio cassettes, reel-to-reel tapes, VHS tapes, and text documents to a digital format. FirstVoices projects involve using FirstVoices.com to document and share your language. These projects make languages more accessible for those living in and away from the community and preserves knowledge for future generations.
  • Combining the FirstVoices Program and the Digitization Grants Initiative into one funding stream means that communities now only complete one application and one final report.
  • Applications for two years of funding are welcome. This program is for First Nations communities, governments, bands and tribal councils and Indigenous organizations located in B.C.
  • This program is funded by the First Peoples’ Cultural Foundation, the Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation and the Department of Canadian Heritage as a result of the Government of Canada’s Indigenous Languages Act.
  • Deadline: April 5, 2021
  • More Information

Reclaiming My Language Program

  • Reclaiming My Language: A Course For Silent Speakers is an Indigenous-developed program to support Silent Speakers to reclaim their language and begin speaking again.
  • This program is based on a successful initiative developed in Norway and Sweden by and for the Indigenous Sami peoples. First Peoples’ Cultural Council adapted the program through pilots with First Nations communities in British Columbia. The course uses Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and supports silent speakers with tools and coaching to move forward in a good way and reclaim their language! FPCC staff will help you prepare your grant submission and offers ongoing support with this program. We provide course materials and workbooks and up to $25,000 so communities can deliver the program. Reclaiming My Language is funded by the First Peoples’ Cultural Foundation and the Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation.
  • First Nations communities and Indigenous organizations in B.C. are eligible to apply for this program.
  • Deadline: May 31, 2021
  • More Information

Indigenous Climate Health Action Program

  • FNHA’s Indigenous Climate Health Action Program (ICHAP) supports First Nations leadership in reducing climate change impacts on health. Climate change affects physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health in many ways. Through ICHAP, communities can strengthen their climate health resilience by working together to improve the environmental, social, cultural and economic factors that affect their health and wellness.
  • ​ICHAP funds climate action projects that are community driven and focus on health and wellness outcomes. Projects can focus on climate health in general or on developing a strategy or action plan to reduce climate change impacts on community health. Some examples of focus areas are:
  • * Food security and food sovereignty
  • * Access to the land
  • * Mental health
  • * Traditional medicine
  • * Traditional harvesting
  • * Water quality and quantity
  • How to Apply: Please see the ICHAP Proposal Application Guidelines for more information on how to submit your proposal. Our team is available to support your project along every step of the process.
  • More Information

CRAIG H. NEILSEN FOUNDATION

ELDER GRANTS

  • The New Relationship Trust (NRT) provides a maximum of $2,000 per projects that benefit Elders and/or Elders groups at the community or Nation level. The purpose of the initiative is capacity building that enhances knowledge, abilities, skills and processes in areas such as language and culture, mentorship, leadership and team building
  • Open Until Funds Exhausted
  • More information

YOUTH GRANTS

  • The New Relationship Trust (NRT) provides a maximum of $2,000 per projects per First Nations youth group at the community level to implement projects that promote capacity development and language revitalization
  • Open Until Funds are Exhausted
  • More information

SSHRC CONNECTION GRANTS

CANADIAN ABORIGINAL AIDS NETWORK RESEARCH PROPOSAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM (RPDP)

ADDITIONAL STUDENT FUNDING
  • On November 1st, the BC NEIHR launched its first Call for Applications for Funding for Indigenous graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. These funding opportunities are for those who: identify as Indigenous (First Nations, Métis and Inuit); are studying at a British Columbia (BC) institution; have partnership potential with BC ICCOs (Indigenous Communities, Collectives and Organizations); and is conducting Indigenous health/wellness research (broadly defined in wholistic terms).
  • To apply: Please visit BC NEIHR for all application materials and detailed instructions on how to apply.
  • For specific questions, please email the Network Coordinator bcneihr@uvic.ca
  • Deadline: January 15, 2021.

Mitacs Canadian Science Policy Fellowship

  • The Mitacs Canadian Science Policy Fellowship places PhD holders in government host offices for a 12-month immersion into the policy-making process. Fellows apply their academic training, critical thinking, and analytical skills to support evidence-informed decision-making that addresses policy challenges within participating federal host offices. Hosts gain valuable science-based knowledge and build the professional skills of participating fellows.
  • The fellowship aims to:
  • Create mutually beneficial relationships between government decision-makers and academic researchers in support of policy challenges in Canada
  • Enhance science communication, collaboration, and capacity in support of evidence-informed policy-making
  • Equip academic researchers with skills to address policy challenges while learning about government
  • Contribute to a national network of science policy expertise across academia, government, not-for-profit organizations, and industry
  • Call for Fellows deadline: February 3, 2021. More information
  • Call for Hosts deadline: March 3, 2021. More information

Mitacs Elevate

  • Mitacs Elevate provides two years of postdoc funding valued at $60,000/year plus extensive customized professional development training ($7,500/year non-cash value).
  • Postdocs: Manage a long-term collaborative research project with a company or not-for-profit organization;Develop business-ready skills in leadership, financial literacy, management and negotiation, project management, problem solving and much more
  • Key Deadlines: January 13, 2021 — Intent to apply and conflict of interest declaration deadline; February 10, 2021 — Final application deadline
  • For questions or more information, please contact us at elevate@mitacs.ca.
  • More information

CRE’s Centre for Indigenous Policy and Research: Indigenous Youth Research Grants

  • This program provides small grants to Indigenous youth who want to design, develop, and implement their own community-based research projects in Canada. Small grants of $1000 will be provided to successful applicants to implement their project.
  • This program is designed to ignite grassroots youth-led research projects and to highlight emerging researchers in new ways. No research experience needed, just a desire to learn and produce research that matters to youth and their communities.
  • More information

GRADUATE STUDY OPPORTUNITIES FOR INDIGENOUS STUDENTS IN STEM FIELDS

  • The Center for Native Peoples and the Environment at the State University of New York‘s College of Environmental Science & Forestry is recruiting students for graduate study in diverse environmental science fields: ecology, sustainability, conservation biology, restoration, environmental engineering, and more.
  • Through support from the Sloan Indigenous Graduate Partnership, the program provides funding for full tuition, stipends, and professional development to Native American students pursuing MS and PhD degrees. Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis.
  • More information

THE NEW RELATIONSHIP TRUST FOUNDATION

MITACS ACCELERATE FELLOWSHIP

ABORIGINAL SCHOLARSHIP GUIDE

Job Postings

Director Indigenous Education

  • The Learning Division is responsible for providing leadership and support to school districts in the areas of Indigenous Education, Inclusive Education, Early Learning, French Programs, Student Wellness and Safety, Student Hunger, Anti-Racism, Strategic Priorities and Mental Health in Schools. Through a focus on personalized learning, the Learning Division promotes choice and flexibility, student engagement, and strong basic skills and competencies.
  • Compensation: $90,900.08 – $120,800.24 annually
  • Deadline: January 11, 2021
  • More Information

Indigenous Languages Coordinator

  • The Indigenous Languages Coordinator provides educational expertise in the development of provincial policies, standards, programs, and resources to support reconciliation and the preservation and revitalization of BC Indigenous languages. The position works across the ministry, directly with the First Nations Education Steering Committee and with other education partners to ensure infusion of Indigenous content and pedagogies in curriculum, assessments, teaching and learning resources/materials.
  • Compensation: $71,298.93 - $81,387.14 annually plus 3.3% Temporary Market Adjustment
  • Deadline: January 10, 2021
  • More information

Coordinator Land-based Camps and Decolonized Framework, Aboriginal Coalition to End Homelessness Society

Research Coordinator, Making It Work Study

Executive Director, Indigenous Initiatives & Services

  • Guided by the principles of the United Nations Declaration for the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action, and the Colleges and Institutes Canada Indigenous Education Protocol, the Executive Director, Indigenous Initiatives and Services, provides strategic leadership and administration for both Indigenous initiatives and support services for Indigenous learners. As a key voice driving systemic change, the Executive Director will be Langara’s lead on Indigenous matters, working to enhance the access of Indigenous learners to the College, to advance the Indigenization of the College and curricula, and to strengthen relationships with Indigenous communities including Musqueam, organizations, and other partners. The Executive Director guides the College in defining and implementing a vision for the interrelated commitments and practices of Indigenization, decolonization, and reconciliation. Reporting directly to Vice-President, External, the Executive Director will lead the College to achieve Indigenous initiatives outlined in the Strategic Plan and raise the profile of the College as a regional leader and role model in Indigenous education and services.
  • More Information

Research and Evaluation Specialist, Indigenous Cultural Safety

  • Bring your positive energy and commitment to health equity to this exciting and diverse role where you can really make a difference as a Research and Evaluation Specialist, Indigenous Cultural Safety. In this role you will provide coordination, guidance and consultation in the evaluation of program design and delivery of Aboriginal Health (AH) and Indigenous Cultural Safety (ICS) services in Fraser Health (FH), in addition to providing support in research activities and research capacity development.
  • Hours: Full time
  • Location: Surrey, BC
  • Deadline: Open until filled
  • More Information

Housing Manager

Research Analyst (Graduate Student)

Curriculum Developer, Indigenous Children & Youth Yoga & Mindfulness Project

Researcher

Research Associate

Referrals Coordinator

  • Location: Pitt Meadows, Metro Vancouver (currently remote)
  • Katzie Nation is seeking a Referrals Coordinator who will report to the Referrals Manager. The Referral Coordinator records and tracks referral requests, and consultation within a database; records, tracks, and develops funding agreements; documents and processes invoicing and payment of capacity funding agreements; attends and coordinates meetings for consultation and engagement with proponents and Chief and Council, and other duties as required. The Coordinator will support meaningful engagement with proponents and government organizations to support Katzie in upholding their Aboriginal rights and title, and their cultural and environmental stewardship goals within the whole of the Katzie traditional territory.
  • Deadline: Open Until Filled, Start Date ASAP
  • More information

Support Worker

Research Associate - National Collaborating Centre for Indigenous Health

  • The Research Associate position supports research and knowledge translation activities related to First Nations, Inuit, and Métis public health including identifying, analyzing, synthesizing, and disseminating scientific, Indigenous and other knowledge to promote and improve the use of evidence in public health decision-making, policy and practice. This position reports to the NCCIH Manager and the Academic Lead.
  • Compensation: will be commensurate with education and experience.
  • Term: Full-time, 2 Year Term (November 2020 to November 2022)
  • Hours: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday. Some evening and weekend work is required periodically, particularly in peak times.
  • To Apply: Please forward your resume and proof of education quoting competition #20-139AC to: Human Resources, University of Northern British Columbia, 3333 University Way, Prince George, BC, V2N 4Z9
  • Email submissions and inquiries: HRecruit@unbc.ca
  • Deadline: open until filled
  • More information

Marine Data Researcher

  • Pauquachin First Nation is seeking to hire a Marine Data Researcher to work on a variety of aspects in relations to data collection and mapping development in the Salish Sea. Marine Data Researcher will be under the direction of the Marine Manager. This position is central to Pauquachin involvement with DFO- Fisheries and Oceans Canada in providing foundational work to support the Marine Spatial Planning Initiative in the Salish Sea.
  • Compensation: $26.50/hr to start. Possible wage increase to $27.50 after 3-month probation review. Pension Plan offered after 3-month probation through Manulife.
  • Term: 35 hours a week (regular work week- Monday to Friday, with the occasional weekend work)
  • To apply: Send your cover letter and resume by email to: david@pauquachin.com
  • Deadline: open until filled

Indigenous Governance Program - Special Projects Assistant

The position will also provide general office support to the Indigenous Governance Program. Task will include but not be limited to: Coordinating gatherings and planning tasks for a Black Indigenous and People of Colour (BIPOC) Men’s Group (i.e. booking space, scheduling gatherings, note taking, etc.)

  • Assist with program events (i.e. book launches, film screenings and other events as planned)
  • Research for IGOVs PhD proposal
  • Assist in compiling reports
  • Research current political issues and activities (i.e. literature reviews, data analysis)
  • Social media support, if needed
  • Location: Human & Social Development Building Room A260
  • Compensation: $21.00/hour (including 4% vacation pay)
  • Term: 250 hours
  • To Apply: Please forward cover letter and resume via email to: Shawna McNabb, Academic Administrative Officer, Indigenous Governance Program, igovao@uvic.ca
  • **Applicants must be eligible to participate in the Work Study Program

Outreach Worker

  • This is a full-time, term Position with the Aboriginal Coalition to End Homelessness (ACEH) as an Outreach Worker. Reporting to the Executive Director and working collaboratively with the Indigenous Street Community Advocate (ISCA) and outreach team, the Outreach Worker is responsible for providing support, advocacy, resources, and referrals, and to assist individuals transitioning into housing.
  • Compensation: $24/hour
  • Term: Available now until the end of March 2021 with strong possibility of continuation. Hours of work, 8 hours per day, 5 days per week (Tuesday – Saturday)
  • Please send your resume and cover letter to jobs@acehsociety.com (please cc director@ACEHsociety.com). Only those short-listed will be contacted.

IACE – Creating Caring Communities (CCC) Student Events Assistant

  • The CCC Student Events Assistant will assist the Office of Indigenous Academic and Community Engagement in the planning, coordination and implementation of CCC student virtual initiatives. As UVic is transitioning to provide primarily online courses for the Fall, the Winter semester may also be a combination of virtual and on- campus events, depending on COVID19 safety protocols
  • Location: Virtually and potentially on-campus
  • Compensation: $20.50/hour (including 4% vacation pay)
  • Term: 300 hours
  • To Apply: Please submit your cover letter and resume to: Lalita Kines, Associate Director, Office of Indigenous Academic and Community Engagement, First Peoples House Room 147, PO Box 1700 Stn CSC, Victoria BC V8W 2Y2, Email: iaceassocdir@uvic.ca

IACE – LE,NONET Student Employment Assistant

  • The LE,NONET Student Employment Assistant will work remotely to assist the LE,NONET Experiential Learning Coordinator in tasks relating to the planning, marketing, delivery and tracking of employment related events and opportunities.
  • Location: On campus and/or remotely
  • Compensation: $20.50/hour (including 4% vacation pay)
  • Term: 300 hours
  • To Apply: Please submit your cover letter and resume to: Renée Livernoche, LE,NONET Experiential Learning Coordinator, Office of Indigenous Academic and Community Engagement, First Peoples House Room 133, PO Box 1700 Stn CSC, Victoria BC V8W 2Y2, Email: lenonetelc@uvic.ca

Registered Nurse

  • The Aboriginal Coalition to End Homelessness (ACEH) Registered Nurse will provide full-time support to the ACEH programming, primarily the Indigenous Alcohol Harm Reduction Program Cohort at the Culturally Supportive House (CSH) and will extend services to the indigenous women residing at the Spaken House( SH). The ACEH Nurse will develop Risk Management & Wellness Plans for individuals from these houses and the street community in order for them to attend the Land-based Healing Camps. The RN will lead coordination and delivery of Wellness Plans that include harm reduction care including substance use supports for safe and low-barrier participation in camps. The ACEH Nurse will contribute to the development of the Decolonized Harm Reduction Framework based on lessons learned from a nursing perspective. The ACEH Nurse will work closely with the Executive Director and the ACEH Team comprised of: a Research Team, Indigenous Alcohol Harm Reduction Program Manager, Decolonized Harm Reduction Framework (DHRF) Coordinator, Management Staff, and the House Managers
  • Nursing, Outreach, and Harm Reduction (Approximately 50%), Outreach & Decolonized Harm Reduction Framework (Approximately 50%)
  • Compensation: $79,040 annually
  • Term: Position available starting Sept 2020 – March 2021 with a strong possibility of continuation
  • To apply: send a resume and cover letter to jobs@ACEHsociety.com and cc’ director@ACEHsociety.com with Registered Nurse Application in the subject line.

Team Assistant

  • NIȽTU,O Child and Family Services Society supports commitments of First Nation families in self- determination and decision- making processes over their own families and children. Our staff are committed to ensuring the safety of children, strengthening family relations, and enhancing the well- being of members of the South Vancouver Island First Nations communities. The Team Assistant primarily duties include administration support to field staff and reception duties at our front desk.
  • Compensation: $19.84 – $23.10 per hour
  • Hours: Monday to Friday between the hours of 8:30am and 4:30pm
  • Qualifications: Office Assistant certificate/diploma or 3 – 5 years’ work experience as administrative support; a combination of education and experience would also be considered. Min 1 year of experience in maintaining filing systems or completed courses in electronic case file management systems
  • Deadline: Open until filled
  • To Apply: Your cover letter and resume which outline how you meet the qualifications for this position can be emailed to Nooreen Kabani, HR Consultant, NIȽTU,O Child and Family Services Society, at: nooreen@exalthrconsulting.com

Indigenous Research Trainee/Facilitators

  • Under the supervision of the Principal Applicant, Dr. Charlotte Loppie (UVic), and Network Coordinator, Tara Erb (UVic), as well as working with the BC NEIHR key partners (First Nations Health Authority, Métis Nation BC, and BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres), the IRTFs will undertake the following activities: Support Indigenous Communities, Collectives and Organizations (ICCOs), Knowledge Sharing Mobilization (KSM), Event Coordination, Special Projects and Travel, and Communications and Training
  • Hours: Part-time position (20 hours/week)
  • Term: September 1, 2020 to August 31, 2025. Possible extension to full-time position.
  • Compensation: $25,000
  • Deadline: Open until filled
  • Please send an electronic application package including a cover letter that addresses the job description and requirements along with a current CV or resume to: Network Coordinator // bcneihr@uvic.ca

VICTORIA NATIVE FRIENDSHIP CENTRE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

JOB OPPORTUNITIES AT FIRST NATIONS HEALTH AUTHORITY

Unique Opportunities

Call for Expressions of Interest: Indigenous Leadership Circle in Research, SSHRC

  • Canada’s three federal research funding agencies (the agencies)—the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, and SSHRC—and the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) are seeking expressions of interest for First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples to participate in the Indigenous Leadership Circle in Research (Leadership Circle). This group will advise the presidents of the four organizations in implementing the Canada Research Coordinating Committee’s (CRCC) strategic plan, Setting New Directions in Support of Indigenous Research and Research Training in Canada 2019-2022
  • How to apply: Interested individuals are invited to submit the following documents to show their interest in being considered for membership. A two- to three-page freeform document that:
  • confirms they are of Indigenous ancestry;
  • outlines the experiences and perspectives they have that would contribute to the mandate of the Leadership Circle; and
  • explains how being part of the Leadership Circle would benefit them and their community (see this definition of “community” for reference), collective and/or organization.
  • A signed letter of support from the individual’s community that describes the individual’s lived experience with research and involvement/role within the community.
  • All documents must be sent to Indigenous-Autochtone@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca with the subject line, “Indigenous Leadership Circle in Research.”
  • Deadline: January 15, 2021
  • More information

RURAL eMENTORING BC

  • Connecting rural high school students with health science student mentors from all across BC. Always recruiting mentors and mentees for the program! Looking to connect with any high school students or post secondary students interested in online learning/mentoring about pathways to the health sciences
  • More information

UVIC COOP STUDENT OPPORTUNITY WITH BC HOUSING: PEOPLE, PLANTS AND HOMES (PPH) COOP STUDENT 1

  • The Coop Student reports to the People Plants & Homes (PPH) Coordinator and and works as part of the PPH and Housing and Health Services team to support gardening and food security programs. The desired candidate understands how gardening can improve one’s mental and physical health and is passionate about food security, sustainability, gardening and community development
  • Contact indgcoop@uvic.ca or call 250-721-6326

INDIGENOUS STUDENT MENTORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES AT CENTRE FOR HEART LUNG INNOVATION, DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICAL THERAPY, UBC

  • Visits to northern First Nations communities to assist with collecting information about lung health; creating reports and other knowledge translation materials regarding our research; assisting with environmental scans and literature reviews; and helping with lab activities related to our research, including data entry, preparing materials for data collection
  • Visit website: prrl.rehab.med.ubc.ca

MICRO-GRANTS PROGRAMS

  • The FPCC Micro-Grant program assists Indigenous artists and collectives in British Columbia to achieve outcomes that respond to extenuating circumstances and emergent needs, as well as contribute to professional development in all artistic disciplines, with grants of $1,000
  • Apply throughout the year
  • More information
Publications & Resources

STRATEGIC PLAN: Setting new directions to support Indigenous research and research training in Canada 2019 - 2022

  • The strategic plan is published by the federal research granting agencies—the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council—and fulfills a priority of the Canada Research Coordinating Committee to co-develop with Indigenous Peoples an interdisciplinary research and research training model that contributes to reconciliation
  • More information

TRI-COUNCIL POLICY STATEMENT: ETHICAL CONDUCT FOR RESEARCH INVOLVING HUMANS (TCPS2: 2018)

  • Read more (Chapter 9, Research Involving Indigenous peoples)

MEASURING WELLNESS: AN INDICATOR DEVELOPMENT GUIDE FOR FIRST NATIONS

HEALTH MATTERS- AFN

FIRST NATIONS MENTAL WELLNESS CONTINUUM FRAMEWORK

BC CAMPUS INDIGENIZATION GUIDES

KEY INEQUALITIES IN CANADA: A NATIONAL PORTRAIT-EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

WHO IS RESEARCH SERVING? A SYSTEMATIC REALIST REVIEW OF CIRCUMPOLAR ENVIRONMENT-RELATED INDIGENOUS HEALTH LITERATURE

THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT: UNDERSTANDING HOW PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENTS INFLUENCE THE HEALTH AND WELL-BEING OF FIRST NATIONS PEOPLES LIVING ON-RESERVE

INDIGENOUS ELDERS CONTRIBUTION TOOLKIT

MENOPAUSE AND INDIGENOUS WOMEN IN CANADA: THE STATE OF CURRENT RESEARCH

  • Authors: Regine Halseth, Charlotte Loppie, Nicole Robinson
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EXPLORING SOCIALLY-RESPONSIVE APPROACHES TO CHILDREN'S REHABILITATION WITH INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES, FAMILIES AND CHILDREN

The IMN-PN network is generously supported by a grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. For a complete list of project partners and supporters, please visit our website at: https://www.uvic.ca/research/centres/circle/network/resources/index.php.