Welcome to the blog site of the Indigenous Research Support Initiative, housed at the University of British Columbia.

We’re so excited to have the opportunity to meet with researchers and community members here on campus, to help provide a better, broader picture of the fantastic work being done with Indigenous community on campus. This blog will be updated with a new posting on the 15th (or close to it!) every month. You can get notifications of our postings via our newsletter, which is posted on the 1st of every month. If you haven’t joined our newsletter yet, please feel free to leave us your email here!  Absolutely everyone is welcome to sign up.

Our office is located at 4156, 2260 West Mall here at the University of British Columbia. We acknowledge that we occupy and work on the unceded, traditional territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) peoples.


Jun 2018: Success = Relationships + Transformative Action

Jul 2018: Let the Community Lead Where You’re Going to Go

Aug 2018: It’s Been Fantastic: On Research at UBC 

Sept 2018: The Cedar Project: Reflecting on Process

Oct 2018: Three Voices: on Reconciliation, and Indigenous Engagement

Jan 2019: How to be a Responsible Ally: Advice for Researchers

May 2019: Dealing with Indigenous Data, Information and Records: The Big Picture (Part 1 of 2)

Jun 2019: Dealing with Indigenous Data, Information and Records: Towards Data Sovereignty (Part 2 of 2)

Oct 2019: Meet the Team at IRSI!

Oct 2019: IRSI Speaker Series with Debra Sparrow

Oct 2019: Free, Prior, Informed Consent

Nov 2019: Indigenous Street Youth and the Impacts of Settler Colonialism: An interview with Dr. Robert Henry