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 learned specific skills ranging from field skills like construction and deployment of non invasive track tubes to more practical ones like email etiquette and scientific reading/writing skills.

Garret Tierney, 2020 intern

In my I-STEAM Pathways internship, I had the opportunity to work in Dr. Maya Evenden’s lab. This lab introduced me to the world of insects in managed ecosystems which has become my research passion. I got to do field and lab work with Mountain Pine Beetle that has now set me up for a Master’s position in a different insect lab at the University of Alberta. I plan on using the traditional knowledge from workshops throughout my internship to guide how I do my research in grad school and after.

Alexis Blanchette-Arnold, Skidegate FN, 2021 intern