January 6, 2021 (Sask/Man)

January 6, 2021 (Sask/Man)

Saskatchewan/Manitoba

IMNP Virtual Graduate Student Recruitment Fair

January 6th

10:00 am PST/ 1:00 pm EST until 11:30 am PST/2:30 pm EST

You can join ALL the meetings using the following link:

BlueJeans Link:  https://bluejeans.com/993653874BlueJeans works best if you download BlueJeans (find the download here). There is also an app available for your phone and tablet. If you have any other questions, please email us at ombaashi@tru.ca. 

WEDNESDAY, January 6th (Saskatchewan and Manitoba)

Meet researchers in Saskatchewan and Manitoba looking for Indigenous graduate students. To learn more about them and their research projects; see details here.

Saskatchewan

Tarun Katapally —University of Saskatchewan

1. What level of students are you seeking? i.e. Masters, PhD, Postdoc
Ph.D. (Post Doctorate), Ph.D. (ABD), MA, MBA, MSc., MPA – in progress.

2. Do your potential students have the opportunity to work on a funded project?
Yes, we have funding from multiple organizations from Mitacs to SSHRC to private sector businesses and government agencies.

3. Is your program/work interdisciplinary? 
Excitingly so, from economics to public health, from land development to historical research, from demography to natural resources. We work with First Nations and Metis communities on a wide range of projects as well as with governments and private sector firms. We want researchers who are comfortable in an interdisciplinary milieu who see value in bouncing ideas in office and nowadays on zoom!

4. Are there any prerequisites for admission?
Other than educational qualifications not precisely, but we want candidates who are interested in becoming consultants, maximizing their potential, and enjoy new challenges.

5. Is student/family housing available? Moving costs?
Presently, and throughout 2021-22, we see the candidates working remotely from home unless they live in Yukon where we have an active and open office. If the situation presents itself moving costs to support transition to Whitehorse may be available.

6. Do you have a website?
Yes, our website can be found at https://www.northernpolicyanalytics.com/  DEPtH Laboratory – Centre for the Study of Science and Innovation Policy (schoolofpublicpolicy.sk.ca)

7. A fun fact about yourself.
I supposedly have a fun laugh, and a perfect radio broadcaster’s voice. Of course I can hear that at all, myself!

Holly Graham — University of Saskatchewan

1. What level of students are you seeking? i.e. Masters, PhD, Postdoc
All graduate students.

2. Do your potential students have the opportunity to work on a funded project?
Yes- Indigenous Research Chair in Nursing gives three graduate Reconciliation Awards, each valued at $18,000 for one academic year.

3. Is your program/work interdisciplinary? 
Yes- often with colleagues in colleges (medicine, pharmacy, physical therapy) within the Health Sciences.

4. Are there any prerequisites for admission?
Yes – please see the College of Nursing website for more information: https://grad.usask.ca/programs/nursing.php

5. Is student/family housing available? Moving costs?
Unfortunately, no.

6. Do you have a website?
Yes, https://grad.usask.ca/programs/nursing.php

Leah Ferguson —University of Saskatchewan

1. What level of students are you seeking? i.e. Masters, PhD, Postdoc
Potentially either (though more likely Masters for the next year or two)

2. Do your potential students have the opportunity to work on a funded project? possibly, though my supervision approach is to work with each student for them to develop their own independent project driven by their research interests and passions

3. Is your program/work interdisciplinary?
yes

4. Are there any prerequisites for admission?
Please see the College of Kinesiology website for graduate student information (https://kinesiology.usask.ca/students/graduate-students/general.php)

5. Is student/family housing available? Moving costs?
This would be the same as across the university, and I encourage interested students to connect with the Aboriginal Students’ Centre (https://students.usask.ca/aboriginal/), the College of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (https://cgps.usask.ca/), and the larger university to inquire about housing (https://admissions.usask.ca/campus-life/housing.php) – as folks with these units are much more knowledgeable than I am on these matters 😊

6. Do you have a website?
Does my college page count? (https://kinesiology.usask.ca/people/leah-ferguson.php)

7. A fun fact about yourself.
My niece was named after me (Emileah) and I feel so proud to have her as a namesake

 

Heather Foulds — University of Saskatchewan

1. What level of students are you seeking? i.e. Masters, PhD, Postdoc
I am seeking either level of students (Masters or PhD), I potentially have opportunities for a PostDoc but will need to sort out the funding for that level.

2. Do your potential students have the opportunity to work on a funded project?
Yes, students will have the opportunity to work on one of my 3 funded projects:

    1. Red River Jigging (qualitative and quantitative arms of the project)
    2. Metis Dancing (qualitative and quantitative; intervention, interview and historical aspects)
    3. Indigenous Women’s Heart Health

3. Is your program/work interdisciplinary?
I would say yes, my work often overlaps with medicine type of research

4. Are there any prerequisites for admission?
KIN typically requires an admission average of 80%

5. Is student/family housing available? Moving costs?
I am not sure about this, I will have to do some digging and find out if there is support available

6. Do you have a website?
https://kinesiology.usask.ca/people/heather-foulds.php#research_areas

7. A fun fact about yourself.
I am still learning to Red River Jig after 4 years of practice and learning.

 

James Purnell —University of Saskatchewan

1. What level of students are you seeking? i.e. Masters, PhD, Postdoc
Masters / PhD, (as well as undergraduate for summer or short term rojects)

2. Do your potential students have the opportunity to work on a funded project? No currently funded project

3. Is your program/work interdisciplinary?
Yes, it is primarily physician-centric, but working with all other health disciplines

4. Are there any prerequisites for admission?
No special prerequisites beyond what the College of Medicine requirements are

5. Is student/family housing available? Moving costs?
No specific funding available though assistance may be available.

6. Do you have a website?
http://james.purnell.com

7. A fun fact about yourself.
I am addicted to home renovations.

 

Caroline Tait — University of Saskatchewan

1. What level of students are you seeking? i.e. Masters, PhD, Postdoc 
All of the above


2. Do your potential students have the opportunity to work on a funded project? 
Yes, We have funding for student research through the First Nations and Métis Organ Donation and Transplantation Think Tank and the First Nations and Métis Health and Wellness Research Network (SK-NEIHR).


3. Is your program/work interdisciplinary?  
Yes – Indigenous health and wellness, cultural safety, organ donation and transplantation

4. Are there any prerequisites for admission? 
Please see USask CGPS website/Department of Psychiatry or Health Sciences Graduate Program website

5. Is student/family housing available? Moving costs?
Family housing is available, no funds available for moving costs

6. Do you have a website?
Tait Research Group: https://research-groups.usask.ca/taitresearchgroup/index.php

7. A fun fact about yourself.
I am currently taking Spanish lessons and enjoying cross country skiing 

 

Stacey Lovo — University of Saskatchewan

1. What level of students are you seeking? i.e. Masters, PhD, Postdoc
POSTDOC

2. Do your potential students have the opportunity to work on a funded project?
YES – 1.0 FTE funded (amount pending)

3. Is your program/work interdisciplinary?
YES

4. Are there any prerequisites for admission?
Phd in Health Science field and qualitative analysis proficiency

5. Is student/family housing available? Moving costs?
Unknown/no

6. Do you have a website?
Please refer to my academic profile

7. A fun fact about yourself.
I have two teenaged children, a boy, and a girl

Manitoba

Dr. Josée Lavoie — University of Manitoba

1. What level of students are you seeking? i.e. Masters, PhD, Postdoc
Both, focused on Indigenous health

2. Do your potential students have the opportunity to work on a funded project?
It is possible, I work with the Manitoba Inuit community, and with the First Nations Health and Social Secretariat.

3. Is your program/work interdisciplinary?
Yes, the teams I work with include Indigenous Elders, anthropologists, epidemiologists, Indigenous methodologists, nurses, etc.

4. Are there any prerequisites for admission?
I work with students in anthropology, Native Studies, Peace & conflict studies, and Community Health Sciences. Those programs have prerequisites to admission.

5. Is student/family housing available? Moving costs?
No, I am sorry.

6. Do you have a website?
I am embarrassed to say that it is outdated. https://umanitoba.ca/faculties/health_sciences/medicine/units/chs/faculty_and_staff/8640.html

7. A fun fact about yourself.
I may be the only Winnipegger wishing for -25 weather so that I can go ice climbing.

Natalie Riediger —  University of Manitoba

1. What level of students are you seeking? i.e. Masters, PhD, Postdoc.
Masters

2. Do your potential students have the opportunity to work on a funded project?
Yes, I have 2 years of funding available at $17,500 per year for two years.

3. Is your program/work interdisciplinary?
Yes, the study includes perspectives from multiple disciplines, including law, sociology, nutrition, sociology, and public health.

4. Are there any prerequisites for admission?
Yes, GPA of 3.5, 4-year (or honors) undergraduate degree, some undergraduate training in nutrition.

5. Is student/family housing available? Moving costs?
No moving costs. The university has a residence and there are some institutional resources to assist in finding accommodation.

6. Do you have a website? https://umanitoba.ca/faculties/afs/dept/fhns/staff/2602.html

7. A fun fact about yourself.
The pandemic has transformed me into an avid adult colouring book enthusiast and paint-by-number artist, which I do together with my kids.


Cara Brown — University of Manitoba

1. What level of students are you seeking? i.e. Masters, PhD, Postdoc
Master of Rehabilitation Sciences or PhD of Applied Health Sciences.

2. Do your potential students have the opportunity to work on a funded project?
In the year 2021- 2022. Ongoing funding not yet determined.

3. Is your program/work interdisciplinary?
Yes. I am an occupational therapist and community health services, researcher. I work with physical therapists, respiratory therapists, social workers, educators, communities, and community members.

4. Are there any prerequisites for admission?
For entrance into the Master of Rehabilitation Sciences program: The student would need to have a degree in physical therapy, occupational therapy, respiratory therapy, or a related degree or discipline such as 4-year health sciences degree, exercise science, kinesiology.  For Applied Health PhD: research-based Master’s degree in a discipline or profession consistent with Applied health Sciences (nursing, rehabilitation sciences, etc.)

5. Is student/family housing available? Moving costs?
Nothing outside of the typical University of Manitoba housing offering. Moving costs could potentially be negotiated.

 6. Do you have a website?
http://umanitoba.ca/rehabilitation-sciences/faculty-staff/cara-brown

Katherine Starzyk — University of Manitoba

1. What level of students are you seeking? i.e. Masters, PhD, Postdoc
Any of the above levels. I prefer master’s to Ph.D., when possible.

2. Do your potential students have the opportunity to work on a funded project?
Not at the moment, but I do have a SSHRC Insight grant under review on this topic: Understanding, Measuring Progress Toward, and Creating Interventions to Promote Reconciliation in Canada.

3. Is your program/work interdisciplinary?
Yes.

4. Are there any prerequisites for admission?
I can admit students into one of four programs:

  •   Social and Personality Psychology (M.A. or Ph.D.)
  •   Clinical Psychology in some years (M.A. or Ph.D.)
  •   Master of Human Rights
  •   Peace and Conflict Studies Program

These programs have different prerequisites. The programs in Psychology normally require an undergraduate honors thesis in Psychology, but theses in other disciplines may be considered and no thesis may be acceptable if the student comes from a university/college that does not offer an honors route.

5. Is student/family housing available? Moving costs?
No.

6. Do you have a website?
www.katherinestarzyk.com

7. A fun fact about yourself.
My kids say this is not their definition of fun, but I have learned to bake really good sourdough bread during the pandemic.

Mary Jane Logan McCallum — University of Winnipeg

1. What level of students are you seeking? i.e. Masters, PhD, Postdoc
Masters, Postdoc

2. Do your potential students have the opportunity to work on a funded project?
Yes; if their interests and skills align with the fields of modern Indigenous health, education and labour history (in particular histories of tuberculosis, hospitals, schools and universities, and Indigenous labour).
Those whose interests fall outside of these fields have other funding opportunities available through Masters and awards and bursaries for History graduate students.

3. Is your program/work interdisciplinary? 
The Joint Master of Arts Program in History (JMP) of the Universities of Winnipeg and University of Manitoba is a History program leading to a Master of Arts degree.  The research is often interdisciplinary and draws from and is in conversation with many other fields of study.

4. Are there any prerequisites for admission?
Yes.  All candidates must hold a B.A. Honours degree or equivalent in History with at least a ‘B’ or second class standing.  Students who do not have this qualification, but who have an acceptable general degree with a history major (and an average of B in their history courses) are generally admitted to the Pre-M.A. Program.  All potential graduate students, particularly those currently enrolled in B.A. Advanced programs, should discuss their graduate programs with the Chair of the Joint Discipline Committee. Dr. Janis Thiessen – ja.thiessen@uwinnipeg.ca

5. Is student/family housing available? Moving costs?
The University of Winnipeg can assist with housing on or off campus, including family housing.  See: Campus Living – Housing In addition, the University has a campus daycare that prioritizes student needs, the University of Winnipeg Students’ Association daycare centre.

6. Do you have a website?
https://www.uwinnipeg.ca/graduate-studies/graduate-programs/joint-master-of-arts-in-history.html

7. A fun fact about yourself.
I’m learning the Lunaape / Delaware language. 

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