Workshop Changes Due to COVID-19

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the program for SING Canada 2021 will be different from years past. We are foregoing travel and conducting this summer’s workshop virtually.
The safety of participants and faculty is paramount, and we are still in the planning stages of these limited settings. However, we do anticipate the following changes from our usual workshop experience:
  • Instead of meeting for 6-7 full days in-person, the SING 2021 Virtual Workshop will be scheduled over 4 days during the week of July 19-22 in a virtual setting
  • Though this year will be a virtual workshop, our SING Canada schedule will be centered on Canada time zones, likely on Eastern or Mountain time. Please plan accordingly
  • To ensure a participant-centered experience, the number of accepted applicants will be limited
  • Some cornerstone activities, such as laboratory and bioinformatics activities which are normally conducted in-person, will be amended to accommodate the virtual format
We will continually provide planning details as we know more in the near future.

Eligibility and Criteria

The 2021 SING Canada Workshop is open to tribal and community college students, undergraduate and graduate students, and postdocs. This includes Indigenous individuals who would like to learn about these topics. We strongly welcome Indigenous community members, elders, and leaders to attend.
  • This workshop is open to Indigenous peoples. This includes First Nation, Métis, and Inuit people, and also tribal citizens from the US, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians. Please note that funding and space limitations allow for participants mainly from Canada, but we will consider applications from North America more broadly. Documentation should be provided by either: evidence of First Nation membership such as status card, tribal enrolment or other Indigenous membership recognized by a legitimate ​Indigenous governmental entity, or statement outlining the applicant’s Indigenous affiliation.
  • 200 word summary of Applicant’s Background. This should include education or experiences that relate to the SING workshop
  • 500 word essay on Applicant’s Purpose for attending the workshop
  • Curriculum vitae (CV)/Resumé
*For other SING workshop sites outside of the Canada, please see SING USASING Aotearoa, and SING Australia sites and adhere to their workshop dates and criteria.
**We encourage you to start your application as early as possible. You can edit your application before the application deadline. All applications will be reviewed after the application is closed. If you would like to make any changes to your application, please feel free to do so until April 30, 2021.
***After completion of the workshop, participants must submit a 2-page evaluation of the SING workshop program. These evaluations provide organizers valuable feedback to modify and improve future workshops
Application Deadline Extended
April 30, 2021

The application will end on April 30, 2021 at 23:59:59 Mountain Daylight Time.