Participants Needed For a Study on the Supervision and Mentorship of Aboriginal Doctoral Students
I am looking for individuals to participate in a one-time interview to help me learn more about their experiences of supervision and mentorship during their doctoral studies.
- Any Aboriginal doctoral student (from any discipline) currently enrolled at a B.C. university (UBC, UNBC, SFU, UVIC)
- Any recent Aboriginal doctoral alumni (from any discipline) who has completed their doctoral qualifications at a B.C. university (UBC, UNBC, SFU, UVIC)
- Any former Aboriginal doctoral students who has withdrawn from a doctoral program at a B.C. university (UBC, UNBC, SFU, UVIC)
- Any faculty member (from any discipline) who has supervised an Aboriginal doctoral students(s) at a B.C. university (UBC, UNBC, SFU, UVIC)
- A university student service staff or administrator who has worked with Aboriginal graduate students at a B.C. university (UBC, UNBC, SFU, UVIC)
- At a public location that is convenient for you.
- At a time convenient for you.
1-2 hours of your time for an interview to share your thoughts and feelings about your experiences of supervision and mentorship in a doctoral program. After the interview, you will also be invited to identify current or former faculty committee members who may also wish to participate in the study.
Gift: You will receive an honorarium of $50, as well as bus tickets, and food.
Contact: Amy Parent, Assistant Professor at Simon Fraser University
Who am I?
I am member of the Nisga’a Nation, my Nisga’a name is Nox Ayaa Wilt (Amy Parent) and I am from the House of Ni’isjoohl belonging to the Ganada (frog) Clan. On my father’s side, I am French and German. I am also a mother, sister and Aunty. My doctoral work inspired me to work with Aboriginal youth, communities, and research-intensive universities across British Columbia in order to identify proactive ways to transform Indigenous students’ transition to higher education. Much of my research is conducted in partnership with community organizations where I seek to build reciprocal relations between the university and B.C. Aboriginal communities. I have been a SAGE member for more than a decade and have been so appreciative of the mentorship, friendship and inspiration that I received from all the great people that I have met in the program. I am now an assistant professor in the Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University. My research and teaching interests include: Aboriginal high school to university transitions, undergraduate to graduate transitions, Indigenous knowledge systems and methodologies, Indigenous doctoral programming and integrating Indigenous content into teacher education. I look forward to connecting with you soon!