Indigenous Awareness Week Graduate Research Fair


2021 Indigenous Graduate Student Research Fair

Call for Submissions

It is our pleasure to invite you to participate in the 2021 Indigenous Graduate Student Reearch Fair as part of Western’s 2021 Indigenous Awareness Week (IAW) happening from February 1st to 6th, 2021. The Research Fair is organized by Western’s Indigenous Student Centre, Western Libraries (Scholarship@Western), and the Society of Graduate Students (SOGS) and will take place throughout the 2021 IAW.

Are you a currently enrolled and self-identifying Indigenous graduate student? If so, we want to showcase your work! Submissions should include an abstract or summary of your research: all stages of the research process, from ideation to completed work, will be considered. The final format for the research fair will include a video presentation and any supporting documents.

Your work will be hosted on Scholarship@Western, making your research accessible to a broad worldwide audience and demonstrating your contributions to academic excellence in your field. Publishing your research in Scholarship@Western also satisfies the CanadianTri-Agency Open Access Policy on Publication as well as requirements of other research funding bodies.

Guide for authors

Abstract submissions must be 250 words or less. The deadline to submit abstracts is December 23rd, 2020.

Important Dates

Deadline for submission: December 23rd, 2020
Notification of acceptance: January 4th to 8th, 2021
Deadline for final submission: January 25th, 2021

For any enquiries regarding the submission process, please contact:
For all general IAW enquiries, please contact:

The Indigenous Graduate Student Research Fair is sponsored by Western’s Indigenous Student Centre, Western Libraries (Scholarship@Western), and the Society of Graduate Students (SOGS).

The Indigenous Student Centre offers culturally relevant, wholistic and strength-based programs and services geared toward Indigenous students at Western. The ISC priority areas include: Indigenous cultural enrichment; Indigenous student academic and career support; Indigenous youth and community outreach; Indigenous orientation and transition; and Indigenization of the student experience.

Scholarship@Western collects, disseminates, archives, and preserves a variety of materials created or sponsored by Western. Scholarship@Western facilitates knowledge sharing and promotes open access to the academic and professional achievements of members of the Western community.

The Society of Graduate Students (SOGS) is your graduate student advocacy organization and government at Western which represents over 6000 graduate students annually across more than 60 departments on campus. As a not-for-profit organization, SOGS negotiates and operates core services, such as the graduate student health & dental plan and bus pass program. It also engages in advocacy initiatives in order to ensure the best #GradLifeWesternU possible.

2021 Indigenous Graduate Student Research Fair Organising Committee:

Joy SpearChief-Morris, Student Opportunities Coordinator, Indigenous Student Center
Danica Facca, SOGS VP Academic
Nicole Maddock, User Services Manager, Western Libraries
Karen Priestman, Library Assistant IV, Western Libraries

We look forward to engaging with you at IAW 2021!