Check our Orientation 2020 page for upcoming webinars! See our past webinars - videos, slides and other resources below.


Past Workshops and Webinars

Building Your Academic CV

September 22, 2020

Dr. Caroline Tait shares her tips for graduate students and new investigators on building your academic CV to give yourself a competative edge during your job search, in applying for grants, and more. 

Building Brighter Futures

September 23, 2020 

With the support of its funding partners, Indspire disburses financial awards, delivers programs and shares resources with the goal of closing the gap in Indigenous education. Building Brighter Futures provides Indigenous students with the support they need to achieve their greatest potential. Our goal is to make Indigenous students’ post-secondary dreams possible. This presentation will walk you through the application process - including how to fill out the budget, necessary documents,

On average, the award amount for 2019-2020 recipients was over $800 higher than last year. This means more money goes to individual First Nation, Inuit and Métis students to help with their education. Building Brighter Futures‘ funding model is unlike any other in the country, wherever possible funds are awarded to a student to use as they wish – tuition, childcare, food, cultural support, shelter, travel, etc.

Learn about the application process, creating a budget, necessary documents and ask any questions you have!



Publishing as Knowledge Sharing in the Digital Age
Friday, April 17, 2020

Facilitated by mentor: Darcy Cullen, UBC Press

Digital technology has changed the way we communicate and share knowledge. Collaboration, new media, digitized archives, interactive maps, and digital storytelling are part of a researcher’s toolkit. What does that mean for publication? Join us for this webinar about RavenSpace, a new model of scholarly publishing designed Indigenous studies in a digital age, and what it means for you.  

Check out RavenSpace here.

About RavenSpace

Indigenous disaster and emergency management: do past disasters give insight into the Covid-19 pandemic?

April 9, 2020
Facilitated by mentor: Dr. Simon Lambert 

Webinar slides.

Accessing University Library Resources Remotely

April 30, 2020 

Mentor Deborah Lee, Indigenous Studies & Community Initiatives Librarian as she shares information on researching remotely and the tools available through the University Library website.

Grant Writing Webinar

April 3, 2020
10 am - 12 pm CST | Webex - video and slides will be made available week of April 6-10, 2020

Facilitated by mentor: Dr. Caroline Tait

This workshop is open to researchers, including graduate students and postdoctoral fellows interested in designing a research grant in partnership with First Nations, Métis, and Inuit partners. It is the first in a series of workshops on grant writing, research management, and knowledge dissemination hosted by the Indigenous Mentorship Network and the First Nations and Métis Health Research Centre.

 Grant Writing Slides

CIHR Webinar

Tri-Agency and CIHR Funding Opportunities for Trainees

September 9, 2019 - English Language Webinar

2019 CIHR Info Session for Students

How to write a successful conference abstract

Mentor: Dr. Robert Innes (Indigenous Studies)

October 4, 2019

This workshop went over dos and don'ts for students applying to present at academic conferences, in particular the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association (NAISA) conference. 

Intro to the Canadian Common CV (CCV)

The University of Victoria has put together slides on how to create your Canadian Common CV. This CV account is necessary when applying for many tri-council awards including CIHR Travel Awards, Masters scholarships, and is commonly used in research grant applications.

 Intro to CCV

Nuts and Bolts in Academic Publishing: A How-to for Faculty and Graduate Students

Mentor: Dr. Ranjan Datta (JSGS)

November 1, 2019
11:00 AM-1:00 PM
Health Science E2330

Indigenous Epidemiology: Counting What Counts

Indigenous Epidemiology: Counting What Counts

The Indigenous Mentorship Network of Ontario at Western University presents a webinar by Dr. Jennifer Walker on Indigenous Epidemiology. 

Mentor: Dr. Jennifer Walker
February 7, 2020
Webinar hosted by IMN-O

Faceless Dolls Workshop

March 11, 2020
2:00 pm | Gordon Oakes Red Bear Student Centre

Facilitated by Beverly Fullerton, Elizabeth Fry Society

Hosted by the Division of Social Accountability, the Indigenous Admissions Program and the Saskatchewan Indigenous Mentorship Network. 

The Faceless Dolls project, launched by the Native Women’s Association of Canada, aimed to raise awareness about the epidemic of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. Thousands of Canadians have participated in these hands-on workshops since 2012. Everyone is invited to come and hear the Faceless Doll story and create your own doll in tribute and in solidarity.