Thompson Rivers University

Apply to be a Knowledge Maker

  Posted on: November 30, 2016

Application deadline: Jan. 20, 2017
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The Knowledge Maker program is designed to encourage undergraduate Indigenous students to pursue research. Students will attend workshops that are designed to introduce them to research, enable them to contribute to a research publication and its dissemination, and also provide them with Indigenous research mentors. Upon completion of the program students will receive a $1,000 award.

To be eligible for the Knowledge Makers program you must:

  • Be a full time student of Thompson Rivers University, enrolled in an undergraduate program of study
  • Have Indigenous ancestry
  • Have completed a minimum of 60 credits of undergraduate study at the time of application
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.00 (students who do not meet the GPA requirement may apply and are encouraged to include an explanation of the circumstances leading to a lower GPA)
  • If you have participated in the program previously you can attend the workshops but will not be eligible for the $1,000 award
  • Be available for workshops on:
    • Jan. 30 –  31 — arrange for a one-on-one meeting with Knowledge Makers coordinator
    • Feb. 21 – 22 – two-day intensive workshop (9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)
    • March 29 – Celebration (5 p.m. to 9 p.m.)
  • Provide a 500-word statement of:
    • Identification with your Indigenous community, including, if appropriate, knowledge of language, participation in community activities and other ways in which you are involved in or identify with your community of origin;
    • Interest in pursuing research

For complete application details, contact