I-STEAM Pathways: Environmental Research Internships for Indigenous Students

Providing research experience for First Nations, Métis and Inuit undergraduate students in environmental fields including science, environmental engineering, environmental law and policy.
Fostering systemic change through the incorporation of Indigenous values and worldviews in environmental policy and planning.

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I have learned so much from my placement … useful skills that I can apply to future jobs/careers. I am so grateful to have such an incredible opportunity to learn this much in such a great work atmosphere.

Sydney Enns, 2020 intern

My I-Steam experience has been a crucial part for me to even consider a future career in graduate school. I worked under Dr. Maya Bhatia and Dr. Suzanne Tank on a Master’s student’s project with the Canadian Mountain Network studying glacier carbon impact to the biological community in glacial streams. I have finished my undergraduate degree in Environmental Science at Mount Royal University and am highly considering a Masters at University of Alberta or University of Calgary. Without the experience I had in I-Steam, I would have never thought of going to graduate school.

Sam Metacat-yah, Dene Tha’ First Nation, 2022 intern