Every year in Kahnawà:ke, a Kanien:keha’ka community on Montreal’s South Shore, students present their projects at a science fair organized by the Kahnawà:ke Education Center (KEC).

For more than 15 years, KEC Science Curriculum Consultant Kathy Walsh has supported students at schools across the community as they prepare projects in the weeks leading up to the annual fair. This year, she and KEC Science Projects Liaison Mya Bordeau enlisted the assistance of McGill’s Office of Science Outreach to bring McGill students into the classroom as mentors.

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Published on: 17 May 2024

McGill has a new policy to support the validation of claims to Indigenous citizenship/membership made by individuals applying for designated opportunities related to employment. McGill’s approach in developing the policy was grounded in its commitments towards truth and reconciliation outlined in its 52 Calls to Action.

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Published on: 17 May 2024

Indigenous Pathfinders in AI is an enriching summer program designed to offer participants a unique opportunity to explore the world of AI. Through a series of workshops, activities and collaborative projects, participants delve deeper into the subject through an experience that emphasizes Indigenous approaches, perspectives and communities.

Running from late May to mid-August, it offers a flexible mix of in-person and virtual experiences, designed to fit a wide variety of schedules.

Classified as: Mila Quebec Artificial Intelligence Institute
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Published on: 16 May 2024

Branches –  McGill’s Community Outreach Program –  along with representatives from several STEM faculties, spent a week delivering workshops in Chisasibi, Quebec.

Outbound Explore brings the McGill experience to communities outside Montreal, providing students with access to workshops facilitated by different McGill faculties. The hands-on workshops give students insight into applied sciences, educational resources, and resources offered to Indigenous students at McGill.

Classified as: STEM Outreach, Enrolment Services Outreach
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Published on: 7 May 2024

McGill’s 2024 Indigenous Studies and Community Engagement Initiative (ISCEI) Writer in Residence is Billy-Ray Belcourt, PhD, from the Driftpile Cree Nation in northern Alberta. His five books encompass poetry, memoir, and fiction, and explore topics such as decolonial love, grief, intimacy, and queer sexuality.

For the full article with the McGill Reporter, click here

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Published on: 7 May 2024

Karen Martin and Dane Malenfant have been named Rathlyn Fellowship recipients for the 2023-24 year. This fellowship of $12,500 is awarded yearly by the Indigenous Studies Program to support Indigenous graduate students in their pursuit of excellence in research.

For the full article with The McGill Reporter, click here

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Published on: 7 May 2024

Position Information: Administrative Officer, Office of Indigenous Initiatives at McGill University 

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Published on: 3 Apr 2024

As part of the Office of Indigenous Initiatives' Winter Speaker Series 2024, Mi'kmaq singer-songwriter Emma Stevens performed at the Schulich School of Music. Missed the performance? View the YouTube coverage here.

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Published on: 26 Feb 2024

Deloitte Canada's Bloom Indigenous Student Scholarship program now open!

Applications are open to students from across Canada who identify as members of an Indigenous community, with applications closing on Friday, January 19, 2024. Selected students will be awarded a one-time $5,000 scholarship and the opportunity to complete a paid work term at one of our Canadian offices within the year.
 

Click the link here to learn more information for interested applicants.

Classified as: Indigenous scholarships
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Published on: 21 Dec 2023

From Stephanie Wereley, Internal Communications Officer, Communications and External Relations:

"First Nations, Inuit, and Métis students were the guests of honour at McGill’s latest Scarf Ceremony, which celebrates the University’s Indigenous graduates.

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Published on: 23 Nov 2023

From Neale McDevitt, editor at the McGill Reporter: 

Classified as: Indigenous Peoples
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Published on: 21 Nov 2023

The Indigenous Mentorship and Paid Research Experience for Summer Students (IMPRESS) program is seeking project hosts for the 2024 cohort of undergraduate participants. 

The program awards undergraduate students $5,000 for their participation, alongside social events, professional development workshops and cultural activities within a 15-hour weekly commitment. 

Host applications are open now, and are due by December 8th, 2023. View the PDF (below) for more details!

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Published on: 2 Nov 2023

Earlier this month, Dr. Cindy Blackstock was the 2023 recipient of the World Children's Prize, voted by millions of children internationally. 

Read the full story on the McGill Reporter here

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Published on: 2 Nov 2023

On Friday, September 22nd 2023, McGill University's First Peoples house hosted the 22nd annual PowWow in collaboration with the Office of Indigenous Initiatives. 

View coverage of this years' PowWow here, by Neale McDevitt, Editor at the McGill Reporter. 

Classified as: Indigenous Awareness Weeks
Published on: 5 Oct 2023

On Monday, Sept. 25, from 4 to 6 p.m, the Office of Indigenous Initiatives hosted a roundtable discussion with Josée Lavallée, Sarah Konwahahawi Rourke, and Amy Shawanda on systemic violence in healthcare as part of Indigenous Awareness Weeks 2023. 

 

View Neale McDevitt's coverage of the event in the McGill Reporter here

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Published on: 5 Oct 2023

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