Find a Mentor

Here we'll be posting profiles of mentors. You'll be able to learn about mentor pathways to current studies/position(s), projects, and research interests. We'll also include whether they are currently accepting applications for graduate students and/or if they are able to mentor undergraduate and graduate students and in what areas. 

If you're interested in mentoring students and being profiled on our page you can download and submit this form and e-mail it to Please e-mail if you have any questions or feedback on the form. 

Organizations and Conferences

Here we'll include an updated list of Indigenous-specific conferences students may be interested in attending. We'll also post travel funding opportunities aligned with these meetings. If you know of a conference, organization or meeting that should be added to this list, please e-mail

The Canadian Region (.caISES) of the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) recently hosted first national gathering of Indigenous STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) students and professionals this past February 2018 at Mount Royal University. Maanomatapoyah: First Steps was an inaugural celebration of the contributions of Indigenous peoples to STEM and brought together Indigenous students and professionals in STEM fields for a weekend of networking, peer-to-peer support and mentorship. The event was sponsored in part by the Aboriginal Science and Technology Education Program (ASTEP), part of MRU’s Iniskim Centre.

To learn more about AISES, click here.

Upcoming Conferences:

March 1-3, 2019 McGill University in Montreal, QUE

Visit website.

Past conferences:

February 23-25, 2018 Mount Royal University in Calgary, AB

The University of Saskatchewan now has a Student Chapter of .caISES -  usask.caises 

Visit their  Facebook Page for more information. 


May 24-26, 2018

Hilton Mississauga Meadowvale Hotel | Toronto, ON

University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine


National Mentorship Forum and Annual General Meeting


The Native American and Indigenous Studies Association (NAISA) is an interdisciplinary, international membership-based organization, comprised of scholars working in the fields of Native American and Indigenous Studies, broadly defined.

NAISA began through exploratory meetings hosted by the University of Oklahoma in 2007 and by the University of Georgia in 2008, incorporated in 2009, and has since become the premiere international and interdisciplinary professional organization for scholars, graduate students, independent researchers, and community members interested in all aspects of Indigenous Studies.

NAISA hosts an annual meeting that welcomes faculty and students in colleges, universities, and tribal colleges; community-based scholars and elders; and independent professionals working in the field. Our annual meetings have grown exponentially: from 350 attendees at the first gathering in 2007 to over 1000 attendees at the 2017 conference. We especially encourage Indigenous community-driven scholarship. NAISA is also responsible for the Native American and Indigenous Studies (NAIS) journal, published by University of Minnesota Press.

Upcoming Meetings

May 17-19, 2018 University of California, Los Angeles Visit website.

June 26-29. 2019 University of Waikato, Aotearoa (New Zealand) Visit website.

9th National Indigenous Diabetes Conference

April 16-18, 2018

Halifax, Nova Scotia

National Gathering of Graduate Students (NGGS)
July 9-13th, 2018 at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, BC

Pathways Annual Gathering

Employment and Mentorship Opportunities

If you have a job, research, teaching, or other opportunity available to Indigenous students, please e-mail with the job details and we'll upload it to our site.

Current Opportunities