The SING Canada Workshop is open to tribal and community college students, undergraduate and graduate students, and postdocs. This includes Indigenous individuals who would like to learn about our research topics. We strongly welcome Indigenous community members, elders, and leaders to attend.
The workshop application portal will open in February of each year that a workshop will be hosted. In most cases, applications will be due by April 1st of that same year. We encourage you to start preparing your application as early as possible. You can edit your application in the portal as many times as you like before the application deadline. All applications will be reviewed after the application is closed.
Eligibility and Criteria
- This workshop is open to Indigenous peoples. This includes First Nation, Métis, and Inuit people, and also tribal citizens from the US, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians. Please note that funding and space limitations allow for participants mainly from Canada, but we will consider applications from North America more broadly. Documentation should be provided by either: evidence of First Nation membership such as status card, tribal enrolment or other Indigenous membership recognized by a legitimate Indigenous governmental entity, or statement outlining the applicant’s Indigenous affiliation.
- To apply for the program, you will need:
- 200 word summary of Applicant’s Background. This should include education or experiences that relate to the SING workshop
- 500 word essay on Applicant’s Purpose for attending the workshop
- Curriculum vitae (CV)/Resumé
For other SING workshop sites outside of the Canada, please see SING USA, SING Aotearoa, and SING Australia sites and adhere to their workshop dates and criteria.
After completion of the workshop, participants are requested to submit a 2-page evaluation of the SING workshop program. These evaluations provide organizers valuable feedback to modify and improve future workshops
We get a lot of questions about the SING program. Here we have compiled a few of the most common ones. If you have any other questions about the program or the application process, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
When and where does the SING Canada workshop take place?
The SING Canada workshop is usually scheduled every year in mid-July for 4-6 days (plus travel). The location varies depending on the theme and our faculty. In 2024, SING Canada will be hosting the Global Indigenous Leadership in Genomics Symposium at UBC, therefore, we will not hold the summer workshop.
Who can participate?
This workshop is open to Indigenous peoples. This includes First Nation, Métis, and Inuit people, and also tribal citizens from the US, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians. Please note that funding and space limitations allow for participants mainly from Canada, but we will consider applications from North America more broadly. Applicants will benefit from a background in science, particularly genomics, but the program is designed for any interested Indigenous student with an interest in the topic.
How much does it cost to participate?
For accepted applicants, costs for the program (including meals, travel and accommodation) are fully funded by SING Canada.