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The Indigenous Graduate Summer Institute brings together newly admitted and current Indigenous graduate students in a safe, inclusive and immersive one-week introduction to graduate studies, research and student success strategies.
Whether you are joining an Indigenous cohort, or leading the way for Indigenous scholars in your field, we invite you to share and learn about the vibrant Indigenous community here at UBC, including our host nation - the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Musqueam people.
Throughout the week, participants will be joined by Elders, Indigenous scholars, community leaders and special guests.
- Campus tours
- Faculty and peer mentorship activities, keynote speakers
- Learning about UBC Library and their research support and resources
- Interactive and hands-on science lab experience and research development dialogue session
- Interactive presentation with the Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre Mental Health, Wellbeing, Land-Based and Cultural activities
- Visits to the Museum of Anthropology, the UBC Farm and the Medicine Collective, and Pacific Spirit Park
- Strengthening relationships between student and supervisors
- Applying for grants and other funding sources
- Research methodologies, ethics & working collaboratively with community
- Academic vs. non-academic career pathways
- Challenges and opportunities experienced by Indigenous peoples in academia
- Research proposal writing and research presentations
- Academic publishing and conferences
The final program schedule will be shared with participants upon admission.
Who should apply: New and current Indigenous graduate students at UBC who self-identify as First Nations, Métis and Inuit
Cost: There is no application or registration fee to attend the Summer Institute. On campus accommodation and meals are included for registrants, free of charge
Note: Costs of travel to and from the Summer Institute are the responsibility of participants.
Funded In partnership with the Office of Indigenous Education, Faculty of Education through the SAGE (Support Aboriginal Graduate Enhancement) program
New and current Indigenous graduate students at UBC who self-identify as First Nations, Métis and Inuit. Apply by June 10.