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Indigeneity in Teaching and Learning Fund

About the Fund

A call for proposals is put out at the end of August each year with decisions announced by the end of September.  Please note that funding is limited, and the University may not be able to support all proposed projects.  Priority will be given to projects that strengthen relationships between York University and Indigenous communities (including Indigenous peoples in the Greater Toronto Area) and/or projects from new applicants. Requests that exceed $2,000 must demonstrate commitments from additional sources.

Higher education offers great potential for reconciliation and a renewed relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in Canada.  Universities benefit from the presence of Indigenous students and their culture, making our campuses more open places with wider sources of discovery and knowledge.

— Universities Canada Principles on Indigenous Education, 2015

The vision for the fund is to support projects that address one of the following thematic areas:

Exploration and/or establishment of new ways of supporting Indigenous faculty, undergraduate and/or graduate students

Incorporation of Indigenous knowledge and perspectives in academic programming and curricular offerings for both Indigenous and non-Indigenous students

Enhancement of a more inclusive campus environment that values the plurality of Indigenous knowledge and scholarship