February 16, 2017 - 11:30 am

92 Dysart Road, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg

What: Wa Ni Ska Tan Hydro Alliance Open House
When: Thursday, February 16, 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Where: 118 St. John’s College, mixer and refreshments following seminar in 108 St. John’s
Who: Co-op, undergraduate, and graduate students

The Wa Ni Ska Tan Hydro Alliance is a research partnership between northern and Indigenous communities in Manitoba, NGOs, and researchers in Canada and the United States. The mission of the Alliance is to explore both the positive and negative implications of hydropower for nearby environments and Indigenous communities in Manitoba and other affected regions across Canada.

Students will have the chance to learn about current research, future research opportunities, and upcoming events. Students will also meet researchers and other students involved in the project. This is a great chance for students to make a connection that could alter the entire trajectory of their education, potentially leading to graduate or doctoral research.

We welcome co-op, undergraduate, and graduate students interested in Indigenous and northern issues, resource development and extraction, gender studies, colonialism and decolonization, truth and reconciliation, hydropower and economy, oral histories, and more. As well, students interested in community engagement, multi-media, program development, event planning, and independent or self-directed learning will have a number of opportunities in this project.