Summer internship for INdigenous peoples in Genomics
The Summer internship for INdigenous peoples in Genomics Canada (SING Canada) is an annual one-week intensive workshop designed to build Indigenous capacity and scientific literacy by training undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral, and community fellows in the basic of genomics, bioinformatics, and Indigenous and decolonial bioethics. This all expenses paid residential program invites Indigenous participants to engage in hands-on classroom, lab, and field training in genomic sciences and Indigenous knowledge. The curriculum includes an introduction to leading advances in and Indigenous approaches to genomics and its the ethical, environmental, economic, legal, and social (GE3LS) implications. We invite you to explore our site and learn more about SING Canada.
We are busy preparing for SING 2023. Building on the success of our 2022 workshop, #LandBack: Indigenous Peoples, Soil Science, and Disruptive Sequencing Technologies, the 2023 workshop will focus on urban Indigenous presence and geopolitics. A multi-disciplinary team of faculty members from Canada and the US will lead participants in a multi-locale comparative soil microbiome analysis with the goal of integrating Oxford Nanopore MinIon sequencing technologies. Given that cities are Indigenous spaces, the workshop will highlight the need and opportunity to support Indigenous training in genomics from within the city of Amiskwaciwâskahikan (ᐊᒥᐢᑲᐧᒋᐋᐧᐢᑲᐦᐃᑲᐣ ).