Researchers from the University of British Columbia Faculty of Arts will be partners in the newly announced NSF Center for Braiding Indigenous Knowledges and Science (CBIKS) – a five-year, $30 million international NSF Science and Technology Center based at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. The center will focus on connecting Indigenous knowledges with mainstream western science to address some of the most pressing issues of our time in a new way.
Dr. Alison Wylie is appointed as co-director for the Pacific Northwest Hub, Collaborative Research, and also co-lead for Ethics. “CBIKS is an extraordinary project in every sense”; Wylie notes that “its scale is unprecedented, and its foundational commitment to Indigenous-led partnerships and projects is inspiring. It marks a major shift in the vision for responsible, consequential research that has been taking shape for some time – now crystallized in a network of research projects and working groups that will be sharing their wisdom and experience.”