The Indigenous/Science cluster involves diverse researchers who use their expertise to assist communities in answering important questions

Our cluster formed in 2017 with UBC researchers from 4 faculties (Arts, Science, Education, and Medicine) and 12 departments/schools/units: Anthropology, History, Philosophy, Earth Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, Chemistry, Educational Studies, Population Health, Centre for Applied Ethics, the Museum of Anthropology (MOA), the First Nations and Endangered Languages Program, the Laboratory of Archaeology (LOA), and the Pacific Centre for Isotopic and Geochemical Research (PCIGR).

In 2018, we hosted a series of talks on partnership development between Indigenous communities and universities, culminating in an Indigenous/Science Workshop held at Musqueam and attended by representatives of seven local First Nations.

In 2019, we hosted a seminar series in collaboration with Green College, the Green College Cross-Sectoral Series: Indigenous/Science Partnerships - Exploring Histories and Environments.

In 2020, we hosted the Working Tools Seminar series on knowledge mobilization and digital platforms in university-community partnerships.

In 2021, we received an SSHRC Partnership Development Grant for Materializing Indigenous Histories in partnership with Musqueam, Metlakatla, Sts'ailes, and the Métis Nation of Alberta.

In 2021, in response to the announcement of the discovery of missing children from the Kamloops Indian Residential School, we worked with Musqueam to develop a ground-penetrating radar training course for Indigenous communities.

Name Organization/Affiliation Department Email
Chang, Alice UBC Pacific Centre for Isotopic and Geochemical Research (PCIGR), Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences
Grier, Colin Washington State University Anthropology
Guiry, Eric University of Leicester Anthropology
Gupta, Neha UBC Okanagan Community, Culture and Global Studies
Huddlestan, Stephanie Metlakatla First Nation Culture, Language and Heritage
Kermoal, Nathalie University of Alberta Rupertsland Center for Métis Research
Martindale, Andrew UBC Anthropology
McMillan, Rhy UBC Anthropology
Rathbone, Aviva Musqueam Archaeology Office Musqueam Indian Band
Ritchie, Morgan Sts’ailes Sts'ailes
Rosenblum, Daisy UBC Anthropology, First Nations and Endangered Languages Program
Rowley, Sue UBC Museum of Anthropology
Simons, Eric UBC Anthropology
Speller, Camilla UBC Anthropology
Supernant, Kisha University of Alberta Rupertsland Center for Métis Research, Métis Nation of Alberta, Institute of Prairie and Indigenous Archaeology
Weis, Dominique UBC Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences
Wylie, Alison UBC Philosophy

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