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    April 14, 2020 by Alex Lee
    • Scholarships
    MARJORIE ANDERSON FINANCIAL AWARD FOR INDIGENOUS STUDENTS (Application Deadline: May 15, 2020) This award was established in 2017 in honour of Marjorie Anderson (Class of ’35) of the Six Nations of the Grand River territory, who was the first Indigenous woman to graduate from McMaster. Value: $80,000 ($20,000 per year)
  • ISP Solidarity Statement: unequivocal support to the land defenders of the Wet’suwet’en Nation

    March 10, 2020 by Indigenous Studies Program
    • Program Updates
    On behalf of the students, staff, and faculty of the Indigenous Studies Program at McMaster University, we are writing to express our unequivocal support to the hereditary leadership and land defenders of the Wet’suwet’en Nation and to all those that have responded to the calls for action across Turtle Island.
  • Apply Now: Michael Smith Foundation PRIDoC 2020 Indigenous Medical Student Grant

    February 28, 2020 by Alex Lee
    • Scholarships
    **Application deadline Friday March 6, 2020** Through the generosity of The Michael Smith Foundation, we are pleased to announce a $2,000.00 (two thousand dollars) grant for an Indigenous Medical Student to attend PRIDoC Sept 14-18, 2020 in Vancouver B.C. PRIDoC 2020 is an Indigenous-led space for Indigenous physicians, residents and medical students, health researchers, health professionals and allies. We gather around shared issues of concern related to the health and wellness of the many Indigenous communities and nations throughout the Pacific Region.
  • ‘It’s time we both listened to what the other has to say’

    February 27, 2020
    • Event Promotion
    The conference, Coming Together to Co-create Health Equity, was organized by the McMaster Indigenous Health Movement student group, the Faculty of Health Sciences and the McMaster Indigenous Research Institute.


  • Apply now for the Longboat Graduate Scholarship for First Nation, Inuit, and Métis Students

    January 6, 2020 by Alex Lee
    • Scholarships
    Applications are open for the Harvey E. Longboat Graduate Scholarship. The Longboat Scholarship was established in 2009 to honour and recognize Harvey Longboat’s extraordinary contributions to McMaster University, the Six Nations of the Grand River and broader communities. Longboat was instrumental in getting McMaster’s Indigenous Studies Program up and running, and remained involved with McMaster until his death in 2001. He was a school teacher and Superintendant of Education on Six Nations, and was active in encouraging post-secondary education in that community.
  • Indigenous and Hamilton researchers work together on health study

    December 11, 2019
    • News Article
    Indigenous researchers are working together with their non-Indigenous academic partners to analyze a major health study at a Hamilton-based research institute. Eight First Nations communities from across Canada are involved in directing the large study into the factors leading to the development of chronic disease in Indigenous communities.
  • Indigenous Students Health Sciences celebrates decade of success

    July 16, 2019
    • Program Updates
    The past year has been one of success for the Indigenous Students Health Sciences (ISHS) team. Most recently, for the second year in a row, three Indigenous students took prizes at the 2019 Faculty of Health Sciences Research Plenary Awards. Jillian Roberge, an emergency medicine resident; Danielle Bourque, a nursing master's student, and Brittany Lickers, a master's student in occupational therapy were recognized with the ISHS Graduate Performance and Community Leadership Award.