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Indigenous undergraduate students from across Turtle Island are invited to apply for a summer initiative – the Indigenous Undergraduate Summer Research Scholars program (IUSRS) – that gives them a taste of graduate student life at McMaster. Providing academic, social and cultural activities, IUSRS facilitates mentorship and guidance enabling Indigenous undergraduates to make informed choices in preparing for graduate studies.

IUSRS is an eight-week intensive research training program hosted by McMaster University. Indigenous undergraduate students from universities across Canada, who are interested in research and curious about graduate school are eligible to participate. Participants take part in workshops and Indigenous Knowledge programming while contributing as research scholars under the supervision of a McMaster faculty member.

The IUSRS is an innovative collaboration of the McMaster Indigenous Research Institute (MIRI) with the School of Graduate Studies (SGS), the Indigenous Studies Program and Indigenous Student Services.  The 2019 cycle of IUSRS will be the fourth year of providing an opportunity for Indigenous students – and McMaster faculty members – to be immersed in a unique research experience.

Details about the 2019 IUSRS program will be released in early 2019.

Please visit our IUSRS project partners, McMaster University School of Graduate Studies, for more information about past IUSRS cycles.