Natural Resources Canada

WHat is Sinews?

The SINEWS project is a grant and mentorship initiative to support pairs of undergraduate female students (one Indigenous and non-Indigenous) at the university or college level in areas relevant to Natural Resources Canada’s (NRCan) research mandates. Applications will be accepted from Canadian students, for placements in university, college, industrial, government or non-governmental organizations in northern Alberta and the Northwest Territories. Pairs will submit proposals for projects consistent with public Indigenous interests. Successful proposals (8 teams for a total of 16 women) will be funded to include a $12000 grant for each student and $5000 for the team’s project costs. See applications tab to find out how to apply as a pair or an individual. The intent of this initiative is to give women in science and technology the opportunity to develop scientific leadership and teamwork skills, develop a professional network, and to foster positive relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous women and their communities.  Student pairs will receive guidance from both Indigenous and non-Indigenous mentors.  The work, which will be conducted over the summer 2019, will conclude with a fall-term workshop, where students will report on their findings, share what they have learned and network.


Supporters of sinews

The SINEWS project is funded by NRCan Innovation Fund with partners and supporting organizations.  NRCan is an established leader in science and technology in the fields of energyforests, and minerals and metals; we use our expertise in earth sciences to build and maintain an up-to-date knowledge base of our landmass.

A complete list of supporters to follow.

One of our scientists traveled to the Northwest Territories to research the impacts of climate driven change on the vulnerable shore of Pelly Island.

One of our scientists traveled to the Northwest Territories to research the impacts of climate driven change on the vulnerable shore of Pelly Island.