Extended Call for Submissions for the 20th Annual Indigenous Graduate Student Symposium (IGSS)

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Indigenous Graduate Students from any discipline, program and institution are invited to submit proposals to present at this year’s 20th Annual Indigenous Graduate Student Symposium (IGSS) to take place at The University of British Columbia’s Vancouver Campus and virtually on March 17-18, 2023.

This year’s theme is “Honouring Research, Honouring Community.” Students are invited to submit proposals related to any of the following sub-themes:

A) Centering Indigenous Paradigms, Knowledges and Research Practices
B) Renewing & Reimagining Knowledge Transmission: Past, Present, Future
C) Nurturing the Relationship between Community and Research

Link to submit a proposal: https://forms.gle/LxkFdJEBSo8avhNh6 

Extended Deadline to apply: January 31, 2023

Proposals may entail a poster, in-person or virtual presentation, or other creative contribution. Proposals that don’t fit necessarily under one of the sub-themes are still encouraged and will be considered if aligned with the overall symposium theme of Honouring Research, Honouring Community. Submissions are welcome from Indigenous graduate students affiliated with any academic institution in Canada, the United States and beyond. 

Applicants are anticipated to be notified by February 20th.  Applicants are also invited to have their submission included in a peer-reviewed abstract journal to be published following the symposium. To view the inaugural journal issue published in 2021 visit: https://journals.lib.sfu.ca/index.php/igss/issue/download/176/55.

This annual event is organized by the Supporting Aboriginal Graduate Enhancement program and co-sponsored by The University of British Columbia and Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies at Simon Fraser University. The IGSS is a long-standing annual student-led event that provides a culturally relevant and supportive community for Indigenous graduate students to present on their research and contributions spanning any discipline. It fosters community-building and networking among peers and participating emerging and established scholars. It is an important platform for Indigenous students to connect and learn from one another, and grow professionally and academically. 

Please contact grad.sage@ubc.ca if any questions.