SING Canada 2018 2018-02-05T09:25:09+00:00

SING Canada’s inaugural week-long program will take place from 29 July – 4 August 2018 at Simon Fraser University. Organized around the theme of Conservation and Health Genomics, Indigenous participants will be led by a multi-disciplinary team of faculty members in investigating the role of genomics in eulichon (also ooligan) and lamprey recovery and their relationship to local Squamish and other Indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest Coast. Participants will gain knowledge of the genomic theories, methodologies, and techniques used in conservation efforts and ecosystemic understandings of human health. They will also be trained in decolonial bioethics wherein participants will consider the ethical, environmental, economic, legal, and social (GE3LS) implications of genome sciences. With treaties never having been signed in most of its territories, British Columbia is a unique landscape with respect to Indigenous title and rights, and the scientific program will account for these 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, Indigenous knowledge, rights, 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
March 15, 2018
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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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