Indigenous research workshops among February Building Better Research offerings

Brock University’s Building Better Research series continues with a variety of topics planned for February, including two workshops focused on Indigenous research.

Kicking off the month is a presentation on Indigenous research grants led by Robyn Bourgeois, Vice-Provost, Indigenous Engagement. The presentation will offer details on how to apply for funding being offered by the Office of the Vice-President, Research. 

A second Indigenous research workshop will focus on the First Nations Principles of ownership, control, access and possession. The First Nations Information and Governance Centre will discuss how to ensure First Nations have control over data collection processes, and that they own and control how this information can be used.

Also taking place in February are presentations on using Brock’s Makerspace in research, led by Makerspace Supervisor Tabitha Lewis, and using plain language communication for knowledge mobilization, led by Research Communications and Media Relations Specialist Cathy Majtenyi. A recent example of using the Makerspace in research is when a Master of Science student used the Makerspace’s Cricut machine to create custom adhesives for use in Brock’s Spine Biomechanics and Neuromuscular Control Lab.

Listed below are the Building Better Research webinars planned for February with links for additional information. A full listing of the series’ offerings is available on the Building Better Research web page. Registration is required via each webinar’s ExperienceBU page. 

February Building Better Research workshops 

Building Better Research is a professional development workshop series offered jointly by the Brock University Library and the Office of Research Services to enhance research efforts at Brock.

The series draws upon expertise from across the campus community, and new workshops are always being added. Brock researchers and students are invited to suggest new topics for the series or volunteer as a workshop leader/speaker if they have a relevant skill they would like to share. Email Associate University Librarian Nicole Nolan at or Knowledge Mobilization Officer Jayne Morrish at for more information.

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