At the heart of the First Nations Studies and Indigenous Studies major is FNIS 400, the Research Practicum. The practicum is a reflection of the belief that deep understanding and ethical engagement are central to the wellbeing of resurgent Indigenous communities and foundational to more respectful Indigenous-settler relations. Each year FNIS invites more than 100 Aboriginal organizations to identify research needs that FNIS students might address. Together, students and partner organizations design and implement projects that will bring lasting benefits, illustrating how academic research can play a transformative role in our communities. At the end of the winter term, the practicum students will present their research at the annual Practicum Presentation event.
This years’ Practicum student presentations will be taking place on March 31st, from 9:00 am until 2:30 pm in the Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre, 6163 University Blvd. To see the schedule of presentations, please click here.