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Supporting the next generation of Indigenous research scholars

“Six early scholars from across Canada got the chance to experience graduate student life at McMaster thanks to the eight-week intensive Indigenous Undergraduate Summer Research Scholars program (IUSRS).

The program, which is hosted by the McMaster Indigenous Research Institute (MIRI), facilitates mentorship and guidance for Indigenous undergraduates as they prepare for graduate school.

The program includes workshops and Indigenous knowledge sessions, while providing an opportunity for students to work on a research area of interest with a McMaster faculty supervisor.

Now in its eighth year, the IUSRS is getting a new name.

“MIRI is excited to announce the new name for the IUSRS Program. When we talked to the current students about a name change the word Indiginerds came up organically,” says Savage Bear, the director of MIRI.

“The new name represents a new beginning for the program where we seek out innovative, ambitious Indigenous upper-level undergrads to experience research mentorship. We want to make the Indiginerds summer program a conduit to graduate studies here at McMaster.”

The program wrapped with an event on July 8th that saw participants present their research and share their work.”


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