Creating a better tomorrow: Indigenous research perspectives that can inform the challenges we face today
Indigenous Research Collaboration Day is an annual event organized by the Office of Indigenous Initiatives and the School of Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs (SGSPA). This event highlights research conducted by Indigenous Graduate Students and research collaboration with Indigenous communities. The event has a keynote address and graduate student/postdoc presentation followed by an opportunity for discussion bringing Indigenous and non-Indigenous academics, community members and invited guests together. The event this year will take place on October 28, from 9:30 AM - 2 PM.
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Indigenous Research Collaboration Day 2022
9:30 - 9:45 AM
We will begin the Indigenous Research Collaboration Day with a Land Acknowledgement by Kacey Dool.
Keynote – Dr. Mark Green
9:45 - 10:30 AM
Dr. Mark Green, Professor in Civil Engineering and former Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) will open the Indigenous Research Collaboration Day with a keynote speech about Enhancing Engineering Projects and Research with Indigenous Knowledge.
Session 1 Talks
10:40 – 11:00 AM
Julia Moreau, MSc, PhD student (Dept of Psychology); Caroline Instrum, BHSc student (Health Sciences); Claire Lamothe, BHSc student (Health Sciences); Amrita Roy, PhD, MD, CCFP (Dept of Family Medicine):
“The Full Circle Queen's Indigenous Student Wellness Study: Understanding the Holistic Wellness of Indigenous University Students”
11:00- 11:20 AM
Jodi-Mae John, Geography and Planning:
“Exploring Placed-Based Kanyen’kehá:ka (Mohawk) values and relationship building with healthcare providers in Kenhtè:ke (Tyendinaga)”
11:20 – 11:40 AM
Brittany McBeath, School of Kinesiology and Health Studies
“Supporting Champions to Create Resilient Change Movements in the Context of Indigenous Language Revitalization”
11:40 AM – 12:00 PM
Jennifer Tewathaha:kwa Maracle, Education:
“Using Indigenous Knowledge to Improve Reading Success for Elementary Students”
Lunch with Entertainment
12:00 to 12:45 PM
Lunch will be provided, along with music from Danton and his family.
Session 2 Talks
12:45 to 1:05 PM
Martina Jakubchik-Paloheimo, Geography and Planning:
"Traditional knowledge in and around Inisha Nunka (Grandmothers Mother Earth) with the Shuar in the Ecuadorian Amazon"
1:05 to 1:25 PM
Kacey Dool, Cultural Studies:
“An Archive of Accountability: Coercive Sterilization and Reproductive (In)Justice”
1:25 to 1:45PM
Ben Waswa, Department of History, York University (online):
“Anishinaabe Trade Captains in the Little North, 1780-1821”
Summary and Wrap-Up
1:45 to 2:00PM
We will conclude the day with some remarks from Tara MacDonald and Colette Steer from the SGSPA.
Past Indigenous Research Collaboration Days
This year's theme: Reduced Inequality, Quality Education, and Good Health and Well-being
Indigenous Research Collaboration Day 2021 took place virtually, and involved crossover between the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and Indigenous Research. At their heart, the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals are a call to action to take care of each other, and of our environment. Queen’s University is deeply committed to thoughtful, intentional, and vigorous action toward these goals.
The full schedule and events for Indigenous Research Collaboration Day 2021 can be found here (760 KB).
This year's theme: Exploring Indigenous Research Ethics
Indigenous Research Collaboration Day 2020 took place virtually, and involved keynote speakers and presenters revolving around the theme of Indigenous Research Ethics. Indigenous researchers from various departments across Queen's presented their research in a variety of topics, including Indigenous ways of knowing and curation of Indigenous arts.
The full schedule for Indigenous Research Collaboration Day 2020 can be found here (2200 KB).
This year's theme: Relationships Between Indigenous Communities and Land
Indigenous Research Collaboration Day 2019 took place in the JDUC on Friday November 8th. The focus was on the context-specific and strong relationships between Indigenous Communities and land, and how those relationships provide meaningful engagement through research and community empowerment.
The full schedule for Indigenous Research Collaboration Day 2019 can be found here (164 KB).
This year's theme: Negotiating Ownership and Control in Collaborative Research with Indigenous Communities
Indigenous Research Collaboration Day 2018 took place in Robert Sutherland Hall on Friday November 9th. It featured a keynote address from Dr. Ovide Mercredi, former National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations, as well as panel presentations from various Indigenous researchers at Queen's and across Canada.
The full schedule for Indigenous Research Collaboration Day 2018 can be found here (309 KB).
This year's theme: Diversity among Indigenous peoples
Indigenous Research Collaboration Day 2017 took place in Robert Sutherland Hall, Room 202, on October 27th. This workshop introduced the ethical, philosophical, and practical foundations for research partnerships between the university and Indigenous communities.
The full schedule for Indigenous Research Collaboration Day 2017 can be found here (69 KB).