Canada Research Coordinating Committee announces membership of the Indigenous Leadership Circle in Research
On behalf of the Canada Research Coordinating Committee, we wish to extend our sincere condolences on the loss of Élisabeth Kaine, associate professor at the Université du Québec à Chicoutimi, who served as a member of the Indigenous Leadership Circle in Research. Her passing on December 29, 2022, is a great loss to the research community in Canada and globally. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her as a passionate and visionary Indigenous researcher and teacher.
The Canada Research Coordinating Committee (CRCC) is pleased to announce the members of the Indigenous Leadership Circle in Research (Leadership Circle). This group will advise the presidents of Canada’s three federal research funding agencies—the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council—and the Canada Foundation for Innovation, on the implementation of the interagency strategic plan Setting new directions to support Indigenous research and research training in Canada 2019-2022.
The Leadership Circle is more than an advisory body, as members will be active participants in the process of monitoring progress of the strategic plan’s implementation. Members will identify issues and opportunities, and recommend approaches to support the successful implementation of the strategic plan. Members may also provide guidance on additional matters that could help enhance support for Indigenous research and training.
The creation of the Leadership Circle will ensure that the path to building new models for Indigenous research and research training will be informed by First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples.
Following a call for expressions of interest, Leadership Circle members were selected based on the recommendations of an external expert committee of leaders, which was composed exclusively of First Nations, Inuit and Métis scholars and community members.
- Shane H. Camastro, Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centres
- Sherri Chisan, University nuxełhot’įne thaaɁehots’į nistameyimâkanak Blue Quills
- Kori Czuy, Telus Spark Science Centre
- Alexander T. Duncan, The University of British Columbia
- Kimberly Fairman, Institute for Circumpolar Health Research
- Emily Grafton, University of Regina
- Dana (Danielle) Hickey, Native Women’s Association of Canada
- Damien Lee, Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University)
- Ry Moran, University of Victoria
- Diane Obed, Mount Saint Vincent University
- Amy Parent, The University of British Columbia
- Jesse Popp, University of Guelph
- Nicole Redvers, University of North Dakota
- Lee Wilson, University of Saskatchewan
- Ex-officio member Brenda Gunn, National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation
- Ex-officio member, Scientific Director, Institute of Indigenous Peoples’ Health (to come)
- Elder and Knowledge Keeper (to come)
If you have questions related to the work of the Indigenous Leadership Circle in Research, contact Indigenousfirstname.lastname@example.org.
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