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Workshops & seminars

IFRC Annual Research Symposium 2024

Date & time
Thursday, January 25, 2024 –
Friday, January 26, 2024
1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Registration is closed


This event is free


J.W. McConnell Building
1400 De Maisonneuve Blvd. W.

Wheel chair accessible


The second iteration of the Indigenous Futures Research Centre (IFRC) Annual Research Symposium will center around research engaging Indigenous communities and knowledges.

Join us as our members spark a dialogue between faculty and students from across the university, illuminating the challenges of the present as they are addressed through concrete, constructive, and critical dreams of the future.

See the full two-day schedule below: 

Thursday, January 25  
1:30pm - 2:00pm Welcome: Ohen:ton Kariwa'te'kwan
2:00pm - 3:00pm

Storytelling Through Animation & Digital Media

with Taylor McArthur, Caeleigh Lightning, and Neko Wong-Houle

3:00pm - 3:30pm Break
3:30pm - 4:30pm

Curatorial Practices: Recentering Indigenous Methodologies

with Dr. Michelle McGeough and Prof. Hannah Claus

4:30pm - 5:30pm

Past Future Forward: The Making of a Hawaiian Video Game (Documentary Screening)

In-Person Only*

with Prof. Jason Edward Lewis and Prem Sooriyakumar

Friday, January 26  
1:00pm - 1:15pm Opening Remarks
1:15pm - 2:15pm

Indigenous Linguistics: Revitalization, Theory and Visibility

with Dr. Sigwan Thivierge, Van Racine, and Dr. Elma Moses  

2:30pm - 3:30pm

(New) Materialities: Interdisciplinary Beading, Featherwork and Tanning

with Brooke Rice, Sierra Barber, and Rodrigo D'Alcântara

3:30pm - 4:00pm Break
4:00pm - 5:00pm

Abundant Intelligences: Indigenous Knowledges and AI

with Leasi Vanessa Lee Raymond, Dr. Suzanne Kite, Michael Running Wolf and Dr. Ceyda Yolgörmez

How can you participate? Join us in person or online by registering for the Zoom Meeting or watching live on YouTube.

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