Indigeneity Workshop

Indigeneity in Research

November 21, 2023, 11:45 am to 1:30 pm


Indigeneity in Research

LOCATION: KAIS #2020 on the 2nd Floor of Fred Kaiser Building located at 2332 Main Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4


Immerse yourself in Indigenous culture, sciences, and community engagement for your research journey! Join us for inspiring talks by three remarkable speakers who will share their experiences and insights.

Dr. Feng Jiang is pioneering the development of a biodegradable packing foam called "Biofoam” in collaboration with the Wet’suwet’en First Nation band, repurposing wood waste to combat plastic pollution.

Dr. Madjid Mohseni will provide insights from his impactful work with the Lhoosk’uz Dené community, where he engineered a scalable water treatment system to ensure access to clean drinking water for villagers.

Dr. Danielle Ignace, a Coeur d’Alene tribe member, is an expert ecophysiologist committed to communicating science, specializing in how global changes impact ecosystems and Indigenous communities. 

Don't miss this unique opportunity to broaden your knowledge and explore new research possibilities!


  • 11:45am Lunch
  • 12:00pm Welcome – Dr. Orlando Rojas
  • 12:15pm Keynote #1 - Dr. Feng Jiang, Associate Professor in Wood Science, Canada Research Chair (Tier II) in Sustainable Functional Biomaterials
  • 12:30pm Keynote #2 - Dr. Madjid Mohseni, Professor in CHBE & Scientific Director of RES’EAU Centre for Mobilizing Innovation
  • 12:45pm Keynote #3 - Dr. Danielle Ignace, Assistant Professor in Indigenous Natural Sciences & Research Associate at Harvard Forest 
  • 13:00pm Q&A / Discussion
  • 13:30pm Closing

*Sandwiches and coffee will be provided from 11:45am. Arrive early to grab food and mingle before the workshop begins. 


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