From its inception to the present, interdisciplinarity has been the raison d'être of IIRS. As expressed in a 2010 document that addresses the future directions of the Institute, collaboration across academic fields remains at the core of the programs offered by IIRS today. In addition, the research produced by IIRS-affiliated researchers continues to have international reach and relevance. Knowledge dissemination and stakeholder engagement are central to the goals of IIRS and its partners. Since the release of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada's Calls to Action, the academic community has recognized and affirmed its responsibilities to Indigenous Peoples, Nations, and communities. However, these responsibilities are not confined to the boundaries of the Canadian state. As IIRS's strategic planning moves forward, we hope to create a future of participation and representation by and for Indigenous Peoples at the University of Ottawa. To this end, we aim to develop collaborative partnerships and arrangements, and to build ongoing and reciprocal relationships with Indigenous communities, Nations and Peoples that will endure.
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Institute of Indigenous Research and Studies (IIRS)
Monday to Friday
From 8:45 a.m. to 12 p.m.
From 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
(June to August: closed at 3:30 p.m.)