Memorial's new Policy on Research Impacting Indigenous Groups
Updated July 10, 2020
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 Sept. 1. 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.
- Introduction to the Research Impacting Indigenous Groups Policy (new PDF)
- Principles of Indigenous research (PDF)
- Frequently Asked Questions for researchers (PDF)
- Frequently Asked Questions for research staff (PDF)
Updated June 10, 2020
Memorial’s new policy on Research Impacting Indigenous Groups has been drafted by a working group of three people recommended by the President’s Advisory Committee on Aboriginal 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.
The draft is based on extensive consultations conducted in 2018 and 2019. This committee reports to the President’s Advisory Committee on Aboriginal Affairs and is following Memorial’s policy procedures.
The policy was endorsed by Senate on June 9. It is going to the Board of Regents for approval on July 9.