Organised by Ingenium in collaboration with the Institute of Indigenous Research and Studies at the University of Ottawa, and hosted on traditional Algonquin Anishnaabeg territory, this series of symposia (chosen on the dates of the Fall equinox, Winter solstice, Spring equinoxes and Summer solstice) will combine spiritual ceremony, presentations, activities and dialogue, both online and on the land.
In recognition of National Indigenous Peoples' Day, Jill Scott, Provost and Vice-President Academic Affairs was pleased to announce the launch of the University of Ottawa's Indigenous Action Plan. The Institute of Indigenous Research and Studies is proud to be part of this action plan.
A special ceremony in this history of the University of Ottawa took place on Thursday April 15th, 2004. The site was Elder William Commanda’s Anishinaabe Lodge, in the Algonquin community of Kitigan Zibi (Maniwaki).
Well-known Franco-Ontarian journalist Chantal Hébert has graciously agreed to give the 2017 Bronfman lecture, a prestigious annual lectureship organized by the Institute of Canadian and Aboriginal Studies. The event will be held on Monday, October 16, 2017, in the evening. Hébert will make her speech in French, and will take questions from the audience in both English and French. Hébert is expected to speak on some aspect of her speciality, the dynamics of politics in Canada, as is only fitting in light of this year’s marking of the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation.
The Indigenous Studies Program at McGill University is seeking applications for a two-year Postdoctoral Researcher. The position is designed to contribute to McGill University’s commitment to increasing the presence of Indigenous faculty, staff, and students on campus in addition to expanding its Indigenous content and student mentoring.
Review of applications will begin May, 26 2017 and continue until the position is filled.
Emma Anderson, the director of the Institute of Canadian and Aboriginal Studies (ICAS), talked about First Nations culture and discussed the accomplishments of the year by making a return on key events. Click here for the online version.
At Canada’s 150th anniversary of confederation, we need to discover a new way of talking, thinking and acting together so that Canada’s religious diversity can become a resource for our collective advancement. This conference will build on years of experience in interfaith and religious-secular dialogue to convene a range of fresh perspectives that will help us to think about how to build our whole society and promote a more active Canadian citizenry.
Come and meet Emma Anderson, the new Director of ICAS, as well as Houria Messadh, ICAS Administrative Staff, Tracy Coates, ICAS Professor, and Carolyn Laude and Patricia Lacroix of the Aboriginal Resource Centre.
The Charles R. Bronfman Lecture in Canadian Studies
Since 1994, the Institute of Canadian and Aboriginal Studies has presented each year a prestigious lecture in Canadian studies designed to bring into focus a leading personality who has made a significant contribution to the study of Canada.