Open consultations on new Indigenous research consent requirement

Dec 3rd, 2018

By Jeff Green

Open consultations on new Indigenous research consent requirement

Members of the university community are invited to attend open consultation sessions focused on ensuring Memorial’s new Indigenous research consent process meets the needs of researchers and communities.

These sessions are hosted by Dr. Max Liboiron, associate vice-president (Indigenous Research) pro tempore on behalf of the Office of the Vice-President (Research).

The sessions will take place on:

  • Wednesday, Dec. 12; 9-10:30 a.m.
    Room A-1043, Arts and Administration Building, St. John’s Campus

  • Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2:30-4 p.m.
    Location: Room AS-2016, Arts and Science Building, Grenfell Campus

  • Thursday, Jan. 17, 1-2:30 p.m.
    : Room EN-4002, S.J. Carew (Engineering) Building, St. John’s Campus

  • Wednesday, Jan. 23, 3-4:30 p.m.
    Location: Aboriginal Resource Centre, Room 121, College of the North Atlantic, Happy Valley-Goose Bay

  • Monday, Feb. 4, 12-1:30 p.m.
    Hampton Hall, Marine Institute

  • Thursday, Feb. 7, 1-2:30 p.m.
    The Landing, Room UC-3018, University Centre, St. John’s Campus
  • Friday, Feb. 8, 2-3:30 p.m.
    Location: Room IIC-3001, Bruneau Centre for Research and Innovation, St. John's Campus 

  • Wednesday, Feb. 13, 10-11:30 a.m.
    Location: Online via Blue Jeans.

    To join the session online via Blue Jeans, please send an email to

    As announced on Dec. 3, 2018, Memorial will be updating research application and awards processes across the university starting July 1, 2019. This update will entail ensuring that researchers have consent from Indigenous governing bodies or groups for research done on Indigenous land and/or on Indigenous peoples, languages and cultures. For more information, see Memorial's new requirement for consent on Indigenous research.

    In addition to the public consultations listed above, sessions are scheduled for Indigenous community groups, governments and NGOs. If your group would like a special consultation, please contact

    Learn more about Indigenous Research at Memorial online.



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