Knowledge Synthesis Grants—How are the knowledge systems, experiences and aspirations of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples essential to building a successful shared future for all Canadians?
June 2016 Competition Awards



Applicant Hugo Asselin Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue
Co-applicant Francis Lévesque Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue
Title: Accoître la capacité des peuples autochtones à participer à la recherche et à en bénéficier
Years: 1 Funding: $25,000.00


Applicant Karen Bakker * The University of British Columbia
Co-applicant Glen Coulthard The University of British Columbia
Title: Between law and action:  assessing the state of knowledge on Indigenous law and international legal norms with reference to fresh water resources
Years: 1 Funding: $24,997.00


Applicant Simon Berge * The University of Winnipeg
Title: Pedagogical pathways for Indigenous business education:  learning from current Aboriginal business practices
Years: 1 Funding: $24,145.00


Applicant Keith Carlson * University of Saskatchewan
Co-applicant Craig Harkema University of Saskatchewan
Maureen Reed University of Saskatchewan
Title: Toward an Indigenous digital asset management system:  building reconciliation by responding to Indigenous requests for capacity building
Years: 1 Funding: $24,994.00


Applicant Franco Carnevale McGill University
Co-applicant Delphine Collin-Vézina McGill University
Martin Morris McGill University
Mary Ellen Macdonald McGill University
Shauna Van Praagh McGill University
Victoria Talwar McGill University
Title: Advancing Indigenous pedagogy on childhood:  identifying priorities for professional education
Years: 1 Funding: $24,821.00


Applicant Sara Child North Island College
Co-applicant Caitlin Hartnett North Island College
Katherine Sardinha University of California, Berkeley
Title: The O'man's 'Nam'a (we are one) project:  unearthing Indigenous leadership principles through language
Years: 1 Funding: $24,600.00


Applicant Jean-François Côté Université du Québec à Montréal
Co-applicant Yves Sioui Durand Les productions Ondinnok Inc.
Title: 30 ans d'arts autochtones au Québec : bilan et synthèse
Years: 1 Funding: $24,086.00


Applicant Michael Coyle * Western University
Title: Recognizing Indigenous legal orders:  their content, embeddedness in distinct Indigenous epistemologies, and implications for reconciliation
Years: 1 Funding: $24,986.00


Applicant Zoe Sarah Croucher Todd Carleton University
Co-applicant Audra Mitchell Wilfrid Laurier University
Title: How can Aboriginal knowledge systems in Canada contribute to interdisciplinary research on the global extinction crisis
Years: 1 Funding: $24,927.00


Applicant Michelle Dion * McMaster University
Co-applicant Chelsea Gabel McMaster University
Title: Indigenous futures:  research sovereignty in a changing social science landscape
Years: 1 Funding: $24,887.00


Applicant Karine Gentelet Université du Québec en Outaouais
Co-applicant Nancy Gros-Louis Mchugh First Nations of Quebec and Labrador Health and Social Services Commission
Suzy Basile Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue
Title: Mise à jour de la boîte à outils des principes de la recherche en contexte autochtone : éthique, respect, équité, réciprocité, collaboration et culture
Years: 1 Funding: $24,710.00


Applicant Judy Gillespie * The University of British Columbia
Co-applicant Jason Albert First Nations University of Canada
Title: Evaluation approaches for community change initiatives to address Aboriginal child and family well-being
Years: 1 Funding: $25,000.00


Applicant Albert James * Dalhousie University
Co-applicant Christopher Michael Hartt Dalhousie University
Julie Marcoux Dalhousie University
Shelley Price St. Francis Xavier University
Title: Does entrepreneurship meet the aspirations of Canada's Aboriginal Peoples
Years: 1 Funding: $24,951.00


Applicant Dominic Lapointe * Université du Québec à Montréal
Title: Gouvernance, entrepreneuriat et équité dans le tourisme autochtone
Years: 1 Funding: $25,000.00


Applicant Leah Levac * University of Guelph
Co-applicant Cindy (Cynthia) Hanson University of Regina
Deborah Stienstra University of Manitoba
Devi Mucina University of Victoria
Gail Baikie Dalhousie University
Marlene McKay University of Alberta
Title: Two-eyed seeing and intersectionality:  reconciling research approaches
Years: 1 Funding: $24,861.00


Applicant Shelagh McCartney * Ryerson University
Co-applicant Judy Finlay Ryerson University
Title: Building together:  culturally appropriate housing for sustainable communities
Years: 1 Funding: $23,490.00


Applicant Melanie O'Gorman * The University of Winnipeg
Co-applicant Ian Mauro The University of Winnipeg
Kathy Snow Cape Breton University
Peter Geikie Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami
Shelley Tulloch University of Prince Edward Island
Title: Forum on research in Inuit education:  a gathering to harness knowledge of Inuit education leaders
Years: 1 Funding: $24,728.00


Applicant Sylvie Ouellet * Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières
Co-applicant Corina Borri-Anadon Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières
Nadia Rousseau Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières
Title: L'évaluation des besoins des élèves autochtones par les professionnels scolaires : favoriser la mise en oeuvre de pratiques prometteuses fondées sur des prises de décisions éclairées
Years: 1 Funding: $24,985.00


Applicant Keren Rice * University of Toronto
Co-applicant Angela Bernarde Sahtu Renewable Resources Board
Deborah Simmons Sahtu Renewable Resources Board
Leon Andrew Sahtu Renewable Resources Board
Walter Bayha Deline Land Corporation
Title: Review of Dene language and cultural revitalization initiatives in the Sahtú Region
Years: 1 Funding: $25,000.00


Applicant Krista Robson Red Deer College
Co-applicant Michelle Edwards Thomson Red Deer College
Victoria Cardinal Widmark Red Deer College
Title: Applying OCAP to college research in Central Alberta: what do we know
Years: 1 Funding: $25,000.00


Applicant Mela Sarkar McGill University
Co-applicant Andrea Sterzuk University of Regina
Title: Ethical relationality, Canadian applied linguists and Indigenous language revitalization
Years: 1 Funding: $24,985.00



Applicant Anita Tucker * University of Guelph
Co-applicant Sheri Longboat University of Guelph
Title: Exploring the path to Métis self-governance in Canada:  a synthesis of existing research knowledge
Years: 1 Funding: $25,000.00


Applicant Mark Turner Memorial University of Newfoundland
Co-applicant Hans Rollmann Memorial University of Newfoundland
Title: Unlocking the Chronicle of an Inuit community:  Hopedale, Nunatsiavut
Years: 1 Funding: $25,000.00


Applicant Kathryn Underwood * Ryerson University
Co-applicant Arlene Hache District of Temiskaming Native Women's Support Group
Title: Indigenous inclusive early childhood service system synthesis project:  embedding Indigenous perspectives in early childhood education, care, and intervention
Years: 1 Funding: $25,000.00


Applicant Chantal Viscogliosi Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue
Co-applicant Dominique Gagnon Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue
Hugo Asselin Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue
Jill Torrie Cree Board of Health and Social Services of James Bay
Marie-Josée Drolet Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières
Mélanie Levasseur Université de Sherbrooke
Suzy Basile Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue
Yves Couturier Université de Sherbrooke
Title: Participation sociale des aînés autochtones et solidarités intergénérationnelles : une synthèse des connaissances visant à soutenir la résilience et le bien-être des communautés autochtones
Years: 1 Funding: $25,000.00


Applicant Jennifer Winter * University of Calgary
Co-applicant Brendan Boyd University of Calgary
Title: Indigenous, industry and government perspectives on consultation in resource development
Years: 1 Funding: $25,000.00


Applicant Clinton Westman * University of Saskatchewan
Title: Taking research off the shelf:  synthesizing existing sources of knowledge about impacts, benefits, and participatory or consultative processes around extractive industry in Northern Alberta
Years: 1 Funding: $25,000.00


Applicant Dawn Wiseman * McGill University
Co-applicant Florence Glanfield University of Alberta
Lisa Lunney Borden St. Francis Xavier University
Title: How we are coming to know:  ways in which Indigenous and non-Indigenous ways of knowing, being, and doing might circulate together in mathematics and science teaching and learning
Years: 1 Funding: $25,000.00


* Co-funded by Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada