Responsibilities of membership

General conditions and responsibilities

All members of Ongomiizwin – Research will conduct their research in accordance with the highest ethical standards and implement the principles and practices outlined in the Framework for Research Engagement with First Nation, Metis and Inuit (PDF)

Members may use the facilities of Ongomiizwin – Research, such as shared equipment and meeting rooms, subject to availability. Ongomiizwin – Research does not allow meeting rooms to be booked for non-members or for non-Ongomiizwin – Research related purposes.

University- and community-based researchers are expected to contribute to the First Nation, Métis and Inuit health research effort through collaborations with other investigators, involvement with training of new researchers and participation in the administration of programs. Participation may include activities such as grant and application review, or other research-related activities.

Members conducting research in partnership with Ongomiizwin – Research will conduct their research in compliance with all relevant policies of the University of Manitoba.

Members will not undertake activities under the Ongomiizwin – Research sponsorship or in the Ongomiizwin – Research facilities that could bring discredit upon Ongomiizwin – Research.

Members are encouraged to acknowledge Ongomiizwin – Research in all publications and presentations resulting from First Nations, Métis and/or Inuit research undertaken during their membership.

University- and community-based researchers should make every effort to attend the annual membership meeting in the fall, and to participate in Ongomiizwin – Research discussions and activities.

Student/research assistant supervision

All students/research assistants working in Ongomiizwin – Research facilities must be under the supervision of an investigator who is also a member. The supervisor accepts responsibility for the student. All students must be registered in an undergraduate or graduate program at a Manitoba post-secondary institution. Research assistants may or may not be students.

Where students are eligible for financial support, it is the responsibility of the supervisor to arrange such support. Students from other departments, facilities and institutions may work in the facility under supervision. All students/research assistants who are provided office space within Ongomiizwin – Research will be required to contribute financially or in kind to offset the cost of their office space.

Annual membership meeting

An annual meeting of membership will be held yearly in the fall. The date will be announced at least one month prior to the meeting. Quorum will be set at two thirds of current membership. The director will request a student representative. Special meetings may be held throughout the year to discuss pertinent issues to the centre. Consultations via email may also be undertaken as appropriate.

Use of Ongomiizwin – Research logo

Members are invited to use the Ongomiizwin – Research logo on academic posters or presentation slides. We ask that any documents/files where the logo is used be submitted to

Please note: It may take up to five days to vet files.

Discontinuation or suspension of membership

Affiliation with Ongomiizwin – Research will be suspended if the member ceases to meet the qualifications of membership, or is, in the finding of a review of memberships, in breach of the conditions of membership. Termination of membership will result in withdrawal of supports of the Ongomiizwin – Research.

Membership criteria

In general, membership is open to those involved in and committed to partnership-based First Nations, Métis and Inuit health research. Evidence of such involvement or commitment generally includes an established or emerging research focus in First Nations, Métis and Inuit health (biomedical, clinical, health services or focused on social, cultural, environmental and population health), as supported by tenure of research grants and contracts and publication of new knowledge and insight into First Nations, Métis and/or Inuit health, or collaboration in a First Nations, Métis and/or Inuit health research project.

Members may be university- or community-based researchers or students/research assistants conducting or contributing to First Nations, Métis and/or Inuit health research.

At times, Ongomiizwin – Research will offer membership on an honourary basis as recognition of outstanding contributions to First Nations, Métis and/or Inuit health.

Researchers and honourary members are encouraged to contribute to the Ongomiizwin – Research Mentorship Program.

How to apply

For those interested in becoming a member of Ongomiizwin – Research, please read the policies and procedures and fill out the membership application form.

Applications can be submitted via email or dropped off at our office:


Contact us

Ongomiizwin – Indigenous Institute of Health and Healing
Rady Faculty of Health Sciences
P122 Pathology Building
770 Bannatyne Ave
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB R3W 0W3