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!

The approved policy and procedures are currently available on this site. 

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. Updates and support materials will be available here as they become available.

If you have questions, please direct them to

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



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