U of T OISE establishes Indigenous education research centre

July 15, 2020

The University of Toronto’s Ontario Institute for Studies in Education has announced the launch of the Indigenous Educational Research Centre. The research centre will provide space for Indigenous faculty and students to meet, work on Indigenous-specific projects, and engage in critical conversations about their work. The space will pursue seven key objectives that aim to advance Indigenous educational research; develop and promote protocols, ethics, and methods for culturally appropriate research; and provide a space and opportunities for Indigenous faculty and students. “The distinctiveness of the centre is its multi-disciplinary focus on self-determining, emergent and responsive Indigenous research environs – more specifically the ways it relates to education across broad contexts,” explained Sandra Styres, an OISE assistant professor and a Canada Research Chair in Iethi’nihstnha Ohwentsia’kkha (Land), Resurgence, Reconciliation and the Politics of Education. “This centre supports the ways Indigenous faculty and graduate students promote Indigenous educational research within the academy while furthering the institutional goals of reconciliation.  U of T (ON)