SSHRC announces new initiatives to support Aboriginal research

June 3, 2015

The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) has launched a set of new initiatives designed to provide broader support for research into Aboriginal issues. The initiatives include a statement of principles, a revised definition of Aboriginal research, and merit review guidelines, all of which will contribute to the development of researchers who are knowledgeable and considerate of Aboriginal perspectives. SSHRC launched the new initiatives at Carleton University, which is soon launching a new course, the “Ethics of Research with Indigenous Peoples.” The five-day program to be held this June is reportedly the first program of its kind dealing with the ethics of conducting Aboriginal research, and will be attended by researchers, representatives from government and non-profit organizations, and community members. Carleton News (SSHRC) | Carleton News (Ethics)