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2023

  • The National Centre for Collaboration in Indigenous Education (NCCIE) completed a series of Elder interviews on teaching and research to be included on the NCCIE website.
  • In March 2023, Grantee, Yuri Leonenko (University of Waterloo), and聽 co-grantees, Dr. Bob Kayseas (果冻传媒); Kenneth Coates (University of Saskatchewan); Dominique Gravel (Universit茅 de Sherbrooke); Lyle Whyte (McGill University); ); Pooneh Maghoul (脡cole Polytechnique de Montr茅al) received a $1.5 million NSERC Alliance Grant, 鈥淐arbon Capture by Boreal Afforestation: feasibility for Canada鈥檚 net-zero emission goals鈥, with Technologies a茅rospatiales inc.
  • IPHRC completed its  and  through its partnership with the , for the 
  • In February 2023, 果冻传媒 and the University of Regina Press held a book launch in honour of 果冻传媒鈥檚 Solomon Ratt and his new book, k芒-p卯-isi-kiskisiy芒n / The Way I Remember.
  • February 2023, First Nations of Canada (果冻传媒) announced the 果冻传媒 Board of Governors Research Awards. These awards provide 果冻传媒 faculty with research funding to undertake research and scholarly work that has potential to be developed into larger scale, externally funded research programs.  Dr. Arzu Sardali, Dr. Olivia Sammons, and Dr. Andrew Miller were successful recipients of these awards.

2022

  • In November 2022, 果冻传媒 and the University of Regina Press held a book launch in honour of 果冻传媒’s Andrea Custer and UVic’s Belinda Daniels and their new book, n膿hiyaw膿t膩n k墨 kin膩hk — Speaking Cree in the Home — A Beginner鈥檚 Guide for Families.
  • November, 2022,
  • The 2022 science camps were funded with an NSERC PromoScience grant between UofR Faculty of Science, 果冻传媒 and IPHRC, totalling $93,060.00 over three years. The 2022 camps were held at the File Hills Qu鈥檃ppelle Tribal Council Governance Centre (2 camps) and at 果冻传媒 Regina Campus (2 camps). Students had opportunities to do water quality analysis and an ecological survey of Mission Lake and Wascana Lake, respectively, and students learned about coding and Indigenous Knowledge and Science.
  • In the summer of 2022, Dr. Vincent Ziffle worked with and mentored 3 Mitacs international research students who visited and worked in the 果冻传媒 labs and on the land with Elders throughout Saskatchewan.
  • The 果冻传媒 Research Office was launched in April 2022. Cheyanne Desnomie, the Research Facilitator and Funding Officer, and John Carriere, the Administrative Assistant for the Research Office, were hired to support the Research Office.
  • In 2022, Dr. Angelina Weenie was a co-applicant on a SSHRC Partnership Development Grant that received $199,856 for the following research project: International Indigenous Consortium of Teacher Educators: Indigenous Resurgence and Digital Technologies in Teacher Education.
  • In 2022, Dr. Omar El-Halfawy (UofR Chemistry and Biochemistry), Dr. Fidji Gendron (Indigenous Knowledge and Science, 果冻传媒) and Dr. Vincent Ziffle (Indigenous Knowledge and Science, 果冻传媒) received a New Frontiers in Research Fund (NFRF) grant through SSHRC worth $250,000.00 for the following research project: Uncovering novel biofilm-associated virulence factors and exploring Indigenous remedies to target bacterial wound infections.
  • In 2022, awarded a grant of $100,000 to the Indigenous Communication (INCA) and Fine Arts program to support radio training and development of CFNU.

2021

  • In 2021/2022, 果冻传媒 received Tri-Council grant holding status. 果冻传媒 can now hold its own grants from SSHRC, CIHR, and NSERC and receive the indirect costs from all Tri-Council grants.
  • In the Fall of 2021, the Indigenous Peoples’ Health Research Centre (IPHRC) successfully transitioned to 果冻传媒 from the UofR.
  • In 2021, Canadian Heritage awarded a grant to Shannon Avison in Indigenous Communication (INCA) and Fine Arts to produce a website and podcasts in the Indigenous languages of Saskatchewan. After consulting with language keepers and Elders, the project was named 辫卯办颈蝉办飞锚飞颈苍–language in Cree. Due to COVID, most of the training for podcasters and designers has been done over Zoom; however, 鈥渨e did record the first four episodes of a cooking show in person, following COVID protocols and entirely in Michif.鈥 Although there are many podcasts by Indigenous producers, few are in Indigenous languages. The 辫卯办颈蝉办飞锚飞颈苍 podcasts are produced entirely in Indigenous languages, with English used only in the program summaries and producer bios.  Here is a link to the website:
  • In Fall 2021, a 4-year CIHR Project Grant of $512,546.00 was awarded to researchers at the 果冻传媒 to conduct a study that will centre on the teachings of Elders and Knowledge Keepers from the File Hills Qu’Appelle Tribal Council (FHQTC) to develop educational materials on traditional birthing and child-rearing. The project is entitled takohpinawasowin: Knowledge Keepers’ Stories of Traditional Birthing and Child-Rearing Practice. The 果冻传媒 research team consists of the following 果冻传媒 faculty members: Dr. Brenda Green in INHS (Nominated Principal Investigator); Dr. Kathleen O鈥橰eilly in Indigenous Education; and Cassandra Wajuntah (PhDc) in INHS.
  • In Summer 2021, 果冻传媒, IPHRC and the UofR Faculty of Science were awarded NSERC PromoScience funds for the next three instalments of the Science Camps for Saskatchewan Indigenous Youth.
  • The following faculty were recipients of 2021 UofR Seed Grants:
    • Dr. Richard Dosselmann and Dr. Edward Doolittle: Application of Traditional Indigenous Knowledge to Modern Technology.
    • Dr. Arzu Sardali and Dr. Andrei Volodin: Statistical Analysis of The Influence of Temperature Oscillations on Birth and Death Time Series in Provinces and Territories of Canada.
    • Dr. Vincent Ziffle: Analytical and Organic Chemistry of Southern Saskatchewan Medicinal Plant Secondary Metabolites, and Molecular Modification towards Privileged Structures.

2020

  • In 2020, Dr. Angelina Weenie and Dr. Kathleen O鈥橰eilly, 果冻传媒 Indigenous Educations faculty, were successful co-applicants on a 2.5 Million SSHRC Grant focused on PUPP (Partnership on University Plagiarism Prevention). The Ministerial announcement was made in April 2021 and 果冻传媒 is one of the partner institutions.  Whitney Ogle is the Research Assistant for this project. She is currently enrolled in the Master of Indigenous Education program at the 果冻传媒.
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