The University of Regina is celebrating Indigenous Research Showcase week.
Several lectures and other various events are scheduled to take place throughout the week, as events wrap up on Friday.
Dr. David Malloy, the U of R’s Vice President of Research, said the week brings awareness to the work being done at the university as it relates to indigenous context.
“Its intent is to help both indigenous and non-indigenous researchers and students understand what indigenous research is all about,” Dr. Malloy said. “So there are different pathologies, there’s different protocol that we need to be aware of when we’re investigating indigenous issues.”
Dr. Malloy said the week will touch on a range of topics, including an opening lecture from computer science professor Dr. David Gehard.
“The research topic (Gehard) is talking about is high-altitude balloons,” Dr. Malloy said. “I think what he’s looking at is not only getting indigenous students involved in the research from a computer science perspective, but I think also the different perspectives of how we view the earth.”
According to the U of R, about 13% of their students identify as First Nations.