Policy review

Memorial is leading a review of its institutional Indigenous research policy.


In May 2022, a two-phased consultation plan was approved to review the Research Impacting Indigenous Groups (RIIG) Policy with internal and external stakeholders. Learn more here and here.

Dr. Paul Banahene Adjei, interim associate vice-president (Indigenous research), is leading the extensive consultation and review process.

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Phase one

Phase one concluded at the end of March 2023. As part of that process, Dr. Adjei met with more than 10 external Indigenous groups throughout Newfoundland and Labrador as well as 20 internal groups, including various academic units, the Senate Committee on Research, the Memorial University of Newfoundland Faculty Association and grant facilitation officers. Comments were also accepted via email. A working group reviewed input received during phase one and revised the policy accordingly.

Phase two

Phase two of the consultation plan took place during fall 2023. Internal and external stakeholders had the opportunity to review the draft policy and submit feedback by Dec. 31, 2023.

Based on the feedback received, a revision is underway. The draft policy will be brought to the President's Executive Council, Senate and the Board of Regents for approval.

Dr. Adjei thanks those who provided feedback.

The current policy will remain in place until a revised one is approved.