Projects Funded

Stream 1: Innovative Projects
Stream 2: Transformative Projects
Stream 3: Student-led Projects
Special Fund for Graduate Research (one-time-only)

UnitStreamPrincipal ApplicantCampusProject TitleFunding AmountProject Duration
Applied Science1Alon EisensteinOkanaganUBC Okanagan Indigenous micro-forest$98,312.001 year
Applied Science2Andrew JamisonVancouverGeering Up Indigenous pathways program$100,000.002 years
Applied Science2Dana-Lyn MackenzieVancouverIndigenous Design & Engagement in Applied Science and Land and Food Systems (IDEAL)$160,400.003 years
Applied Science3Chris PaulOkanaganBuilding capacity in community outreach, professional development for Indigenous students in science, engineering, technology and mathematics programs on the Okanagan campus$34,435.0012-18 months
Arts1Camilla SpellerVancouverDeveloping new platforms for reciprocal training between Musqueam (xwməθkwəy̓əm) Indian Band (MIB) and the Laboratory of Archeology (LOA)$75,540.001 year
Arts1Marie NightbirdVancouverMoving beyond a statement of accountability and commitment: Actions towards Indigenous resurgence in the School of Social Work$96,000.002 years
Arts1Amanda EngenVancouverArts Indigenous Student Advising Indigenous coaching program$98,580.002 years
ArtsSCorrina SparrowVancouverLighting the Fire: Land-based 2Spirit Identities & Cultural Resurgence$30,000.0012-18 months
ArtsSMercedes PetersVancouverLnuskwaq Mawita’jik: Wabanaki Women’s Grassroots Networks, Organizing, and Support in the Late 20th Century$17,000.0012-18 months
Arts and Social Sciences1Mandy JimmieOkanaganInterior Salish language digital resource creation progress$99,881.002 years
Arts and Social ScienceSSuzanne Sterling-BurOkanaganNłeʔkepmx Spilahem Stories: Supporting Indigenous Children with Disabilities Through Our Stories$20,000.0012-18 months
Creative and Critical Studies1Kerrie CharnleyOkanaganIndigenous-led Syilx TEK informed storied sustainability internship course$61,450.001 year
Education1Margaret KovachCross-CampusBuilding upon and expanding the Supporting Aboriginal Graduate Enhancement (SAGE) program success at UBC Vancouver and UBC Okanagan campuses$98,165.002 years
Education3Lisa Winsome WhiteVancouverRe-storying our journeys – mentorship, relationship-building, and skills development through writing retreats$33,711.6012-18 months
Education3Aurea Maria Vericat RochaCross-CampusIndigenous Collaborative Education, Development, Advocacy, and Research (CEDAR): An online hub for students, researchers, and the larger UBC community to enact reconciliation, on Indigenous terms$50,000.0012-18 months
EducationSCheryl InksterVancouverHealth and Wellness for Metis Youth in Foster Care: Exploring Cultural Connection through Metis Beadwork Using Photovoice$28,803.4012-18 months
EducationSRachel DickensVancouverTee Cha Chitl – Getting Well Again, Whole Community Engagement for Diabetes Prevention and Wellness Through Nuu-chah-nulth (NCN) Food Systems$30,000.0012-18 months
EducationSShawnelle Blackbird-RileyVancouverHealing our Nation through Queer Movements$8,539.0012-18 months
Forestry1Carlos G. A. OrmondVancouverUBC Haida Gwaii Institute certificate in natural resource conservation$94,323.002 years
Forestry3Alexandra ThomasVancouverHomegrown climate justice: Building climate resilience through community$31,400.0012-18 months
Graduate Studies2Rebecca JulesCross-CampusIndigenous pathways to graduate school$171,000.003 years
Graduate StudiesSHannah PilatOkanaganPredicting the distribution of skwenkwínem (Western spring beauty, Claytonia lanceolata) in Secwépemculw
Health and Social Development1Tanya FornerisOkanaganCommunity engaged development of an Indigenous health certificate at UBC Okanagan$65,385.002 years
Health and Social Development1Judy GillespieOkanaganIndigenizing UBC Okanagan’s Masters of Social Work (MSW) curriculum to enhance culturally respectful clinical social work practice with First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples$73,942.002 years
Health and Social Development1Donna KurtzOkanaganTraditional knowledge and Indigenous wellness in graduate nursing education in BC: The time for transformation and reconciliation$99,927.002 years
Health and Social Development3Sarah Blair MartinOkanaganIndigenous food security in Syilx territory – community engaged review of challenges, priorities, and opportunities$40,875.0012-18 months
Health and Social DevelopmentSHelen HamelOkanaganIndigenous Nurses Sharing Knowledge of MSN/MN Education in BC$22,581.0012-18 months
Leadership1Jean RuizVancouverInteractive Indigenous research ethics repository$97,316.002 years
Leadership1Gä̀gala-ƛ̓iƛ̓ətko (Nadia Joe)VancouverYeendoo diinehdoo ji’heezrit nits’oo ts’o’ nan he’aa (in the future, after we are gone, how will the world be?)$100,000.002 years
Leadership2Shelly MorrisonCross-CampusConsultation and plan development: Indigenous procurement strategy$200,000.002 years
Leadership2Freeman WoolnoughVancouverDecolonizing mental health services on campus$68,202.002 years
Library1Patty KellyVancouver“Elements of Indigenous style”: Advancing Indigenous principles of writing and editing in English$83,310.002 years
Medicine2David ThompsonCross-CampusLaying the foundation: Establishing fundamental knowledge for faculty and partners for implementation of Faculty of Medicine commitments to TRC$166,592.153 years
Medicine3Kailey LundVancouverMasters of Physical Therapy Indigenous Student Collective (MPT ISC)$50,000.0012-18 months
MedicineSHolly ReidVancouverIndigenous 2SLGBTQIA+ peoples’ experiences of occupational opportunities and engagement: determining research priorities$6,969.0012-18 months
Michael Smith Laboratories1David NgVancouverAn environmental DNA outreach program for Indigenous youth to explore Indigenous and western views of science$31,504.002 years
Museum of Anthropology2Jill BairdVancouverReframing the power of art in place: A digital walking tour of Indigenous art at UBC Vancouver$183,353.002 years
Nursing1Leanne CurrieVancouverSchool of Nursing community unlearning and engagement series$99,600.001 year
Pharmaceutical Sciences2Clara NgVancouverDecolonization and Indigenization strategist in Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences$150,000.003 years
Pharmaceutical Sciences3Lindsay EllefsonVancouverIndigenous student collegium for the Entry-to-PharmD program$43,350.0012-18 months
Science1Andrea ReidVancouverInaugural first salmon ceremony at UBC: Sustaining inter-cultural relationships for our shared future$55,000.002 years
Science1Zachary HudsonVancouverUBC Experience Program in Chemistry (EPIC)$80,000.002 years
Science1Shandin PeteVancouverTowards the development of an Indigenous science research course series$80,000.002 years
Science2Christopher AddisonVancouverCulturally-relevant chemistry: Exploring the intersection of Indigenous knowledge and chemistry$88,500.003 years
Science2Dianne NewellVancouverTransforming the “UBC IOF Aboriginal Fisheries Research Unit Strategic Plan 2017” into Indigenous Fisheries Action at UBC$109,650.003 years
Science2Margot Hessing-LewisVancouverPiloting a new UBC-Haida co-created graduate course in Oceans and Fisheries$138,690.003 years
ScienceSMaxwell Reese MinerVancouverLearning from Lax Kwil T’Siit: pairing Indigenous and Western ways of knowing to explore human-environment interactions on the Northwest Coast$29,980.0012-18 months

ISI Fund Cycle 1: 2021-2022 Adjudicators

Adrienne VedanSenior Advisor to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Principal on Indigenous Affairs
Director, Indigenous Programs & Services
Allison Beardsworth, MAAssociate Director, Strategic Indigenous Enrolment Initiatives, Enrolment ServicesCross-Campus
Amy Perreault, MLISSenior Strategist, Indigenous Initiatives, Centre for Teaching, Learning and TechnologyVancouver
Andrea Reid, PhDAssistant Professor, Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries
Principal Investigator, Centre for Indigenous Fisheries
Bernard Perley, PhDDirector, Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies
Associate Professor, Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies
Brad Wuetherick, PhDAssociate Provost, Academic ProgramsOkanagan
Braden Te Hiwi, PhDAssistant Professor, Indigenous Studies, Community, Culture and Global Studies, Irving K. Barber Faculty of Arts and Social SciencesOkanagan
Charles Menzies, PhDProfessor, Anthropology and Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries
Joint Faculties Senator, UBC Vancouver Senate
Daniel Justice, PhDProfessor, Critical Indigenous Studies and English, Faculty of Arts
Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Literature and Expressive Culture
Dominique AlexisEvent and Project Manager, Indigenous Programs & ServicesOkanagan
Dory Nason, PhDAssociate Professor of Teaching, Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice and the Institute for Critical Indigenous StudiesVancouver
Elana Mignosa, MBA, CPA/CGAAssociate Vice President, Finance & Operational Excellence, Office of the Vice President Finance & OperationsVancouver
Frances ButterfieldBachelor of Science Student, BiochemistryVancouver
Janey Lew, PhDSenior Educational Consultant, Indigenous Initiatives, Centre for Teaching, Learning and TechnologyVancouver
Jannik Eikenaar, PhDAssociate Professor of Teaching, School of Engineering, Faculty of Applied ScienceOkanagan
Jennifer Grenz, PhDAssistant Professor, Forest Resources Management and Land and Food Systems, Faculty of ForestryVancouver
Jessie PennerIndigenous Strategic Programming Manager, Office of Indigenous Strategic InitiativesCross-Campus
Kate Ross, PhDAssociate Vice President, Enrolment Services & RegistrarCross-Campus
Kerrie Charnley, PhDAssistant Professor of Teaching, English and Cultural Studies, Faculty of Creative and Critical StudiesOkanagan
Kristen PikeAssociate Director, Indigenous Programs & ServicesOkanagan
Lauren CaseyIndigenous Support Specialist & Educator, Sexual Violence Prevention and Response OfficeVancouver
Lee Schmidt, LLBAssociate Director, Indigenous Legal Studies, Peter A. Allard School of LawVancouver
Leona Sparrow, JD, MADirector of Treaty, Lands and Resources, Musqueam Indian Band
Musqueam-UBC Liaison
Lerato Chondoma, MBAAssociate Director, Indigenous Research Support Initiative, Office of the Vice President Research & InnovationVancouver
Matthew Evenden, PhDAssociate Vice President Research & Innovation
Professor, Geography, Faculty of Arts
Matthew Norris, MADoctor of Philosophy in International Relations and Affairs CandidateVancouver
Namaste MarsdenDirector, Indigenous Engagement, Faculty of MedicineVancouver
Noah ChenowethBachelor of Arts Student, Indigenous StudiesOkanagan
Sandra FoxIndigenous Community Liaison Coordinator, Office of the Vice President Research & InnovationOkanagan
Sheryl Lightfoot, PhDSenior Advisor to the President on Indigenous Affairs
Associate Professor, Political Science and the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs, Faculty of Arts
Faculty Associate, Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies
Canada Research Chair in Global Indigenous Rights and Politics
Tanya BobAssociate Director and Practicum Coordinator, Institute for Critical Indigenous StudiesVancouver
Tricia Logan, PhDAssistant Professor, School of Information, Faculty of ArtsVancouver
Vicki George, MBAAssociate Director, Office of Indigenous Strategic InitiativesCross-Campus

We honour, celebrate and thank the xʷməθkʷəy̓ əm (Musqueam) and Syilx Okanagan peoples on whose territories the main campuses of the University of British Columbia have the privilege to be situated.