SING Canada 2018 2018-04-21T04:00:19+00:00
The application deadline for SING Canada 2018 extended to April 15th, 2018.

The Summer Internship for INdigenous Peoples in Genomics Canada’s (SING Canada) inaugural week-long, all expenses paid program will take place from 29 July – 4 August 2018 at Simon Fraser University. Through a relation-based approach to genomics, Indigenous participants will be led by a multi-disciplinary team of faculty members in investigating the interdependence of human and environmental health. Participants will gain knowledge of the genomic methodologies and techniques used in clam, lamprey, ooligan, and salmon restoration and governance. They will also be trained in decolonial bioethics wherein participants will consider the ethical, environmental, economic, legal, and social (GE3LS) implications of genome sciences as well as Indigenous approaches to relational health. British Columbia is a unique landscape biologically as well as politically with respect to Indigenous title and rights and the SING Canada program will account for these place-based policy questions. The underlying goal of SING Canada 2018 is for students to take away knowledge of the ongoing colonial politics in British Columbia especially regarding the tensions between environmentalism and resource management, pipelines and dams, and Indigenous knowledge, governance, and sovereignty. We invite applications from Indigenous undergraduate, graduate, post-doctoral, and community members. While knowledge and experience in biological sciences is an asset, they are not required.

Application Deadline
April 15, 2018
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Frequently asked questions

Do I need to pay for accommodation and flight tickets? 2018-03-07T17:50:05+00:00
For accepted applicants, costs for the program (including travel and accommodation) are funded by SING Canada.

Mission:

Indigenous Science, Technology, and Society (Indigenous STS) is an international research and teaching hub, housed at the University of Alberta, for the bourgeoning sub-field of Indigenous STS. Our mission is two-fold: 1) To build Indigenous scientific literacy by training graduate students, postdoctoral, and community fellows to grapple expertly with techno-scientific projects and topics that affect their territories, peoples, economies, and institutions; and 2) To produce research and public intellectual outputs with the goal to inform national, global, and Indigenous thought and policymaking related to science and technology. Indigenous STS is committed to building and supporting techno-scientific projects and ways of thinking that promote Indigenous self-determination.

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