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Elder in Residence

The ISCEI Mellon Elder in Residence program will provide support for building relationships with Indigenous Elders. Depending on their interest, capacity, expertise, Elders may be involved with activities such as liaising and connecting with Indigenous students, faculty and staff; providing advice on the incorporation of Indigenous knowledge in university teaching and research; promoting Indigenous student success; collaborating with First Peoples’ House; and providing guidance for researchers in their interactions with Indigenous communities. 

Due to the COVID pandemic, our full Elder in Residence program is still in the works, please stay tuned for updates. In the meantime, if you have ideas or requests for incorporating an Elder into McGill activities, please Iscei [at] (contact us)

You can find more information about the TRC Calls to Action and the Elder in Residence program on McGill's Indigenous Portal Website.

You can read more about this initiative by referring to Call to Action #24 in the Provost’s Task Force on Indigenous Studies and Indigenous Education report linked here:

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