Memorial's new Policy on Research Impacting Indigenous Groups
On July 9, 2020, the Board of Regents approved the Research Impacting Indigenous Groups policy for Memorial University. Thank you to everyone involved in its creation and success!
To ensure that researchers and research staff are fully supported as this policy rolls out, the Office of the Vice-President (Research) is completing infrastructure, training materials (including training sessions for staff and researchers), and support systems to be ready for 2021. In the meantime, research applications can progress as usual as we put these in place and any requests for advice can be made to the email address below. Updates and support materials will be available here as they become available.
If you have questions, please direct them to IndigenousResearch@mun.ca.
- Principles of Indigenous research (PDF)
- Frequently Asked Questions for researchers (PDF)
- Frequently Asked Questions for research staff (PDF)
Memorial’s new policy on Research Impacting Indigenous Groups is available here.
The policy was drafted by a working group of three people recommended by the President’s Advisory Committee on Indigenous Affairs: Dr. Max Liboiron (Michif), Associate Vice-President (Indigenous Research) in St. John’s; Kelly Anne Butler (Mi’kmaw), Student Affairs Officer-Aboriginal Affairs at Grenfell Campus; and Michele Wood (Inuk), community member in Labrador.
Its draft was based on extensive consultations conducted in 2018 and 2019. This committee reports to the President’s Advisory Committee on Indigenous Affairs and is following Memorial’s policy procedures.
The policy was endorsed by Senate on June 9, 2020. It was approved by the Board of Regents on July 9, 2020. To learn more, please read this Gazette news story.