Access to the following resources has been provided to inform and assist various research initiatives.

2018-19 Research and Innovation Workshop Series

  • For more information on upcoming workshops, please click here.

Romeo Research Portal

Romeo is an online database for digital management and the reporting of internal and external research funding and ethics certifications. Click here for more information.

Tri-Council Resource Pages

Tri-Council Resource Pages have been created to provide faculty members who are applying to one of the Tri-Councils with various resources (toolkits, mentors, budget guidelines, etc.) that can be accessed as they prepare their submissions.  Click here for more information.

Open Access: Lakehead University Open Access Resources Page

Grant Writing Resources

Seeking grant writing assistance? Click here to view:

  • A roster of grant/proposal writers
  • Upcoming workshops and information sessions
  • Grant writing tips 

New Faculty Resources

For faculty new to Lakehead University, the Office of Research Services has assembled an Information Guide and Introduction. Click here to access these documents.

Enhancement Programs

The following programs provide faculty members with the opportunity to strengthen their grants through special workshops (more information to follow in the future):

  • CIHR Enhancement Program 
  • NSERC Enhancement Program
  • SSHRC Enhancement Program


SHARCNET is a collection of Canadian academic institutions who share a network of high performance computers. SHARCNET seeks to advance computational research, and attract and connect students, researchers, and corporate partners. Click here for more information. 


Lakehead University Knowledge Commons

  • For more information about the Knowledge Commons, please click this link.


CMC Microsystems Community Space

This service aims to facilitate open discussions, information sharing, and research partnerships. Click here to find out more.

Speaking to the Media

Notes from seminar titled:  "What Journalists Want."

Indigenous Research Resources

Getting Started

This list of resources is meant only as a starting place for those new to working in research partnerships with Indigenous organizations and communities.

A good place to start is this FAQ from Memorial University.


For general knowledge of Indigenous history, culture, and legal and political issues in the Canadian context:

Ontario First Nations Maps: How to locate First Nation reserves, Tribal Councils, political organizations and land covered by treaties is helpful in getting to know the different Indigenous groups and communities in your geographical area.

United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples 

Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada Calls to Action

The Office of Aboriginal Initiatives at Lakehead is a great resource and plans events throughout the year including some specifically for researchers in partnership with the Office of Research Services. the ORS's events listings can be found here.

The Department of Indigenous Learning at Lakehead offers a variety of courses including in Indigenous research methods.

The Indigenous Learning resources page at the Lakehead library provides a wealth of resources about treaties, teachings, resistance movements, and more.

The Indigenous Knowledge Centres at Thunder Bay Public Library provide learning materials and resources on Indigenous peoples in Canadian history, treaties, residential schools, put together by Indigenous curators.

Research Ethics and Data Management Policies/Best Practices in Indigenous Research

Tri-Council Policy Statement II Chapter 9: Research Involving First Nations, Inuit and Metis Peoples

Ownership, Control, Access and Possession (OCAP): The Path to First Nations Information Governance (First Nations Information Governance Centre)

Assembly of First Nations Ethics Guide on Research and Aboriginal Traditional Knowledge

USAI Research Framework: Utility, Self-Voicing, Access, Inter-relationality (Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centres)

CIHR Guide for Health Research Involving Aboriginal People 

Indigenous Research Methodologies

Castleden, Heather. "I spent the first year drinking tea: Exploring Canadian university researchers’ perspectives on community-based participatory research involving Indigenous peoples." The Canadian Geographer 2012; 56(2): 160–179.

Sylvestre P, Castleden H, Martin D, McNally M. "'Thank You Very Much... You Can Leave Our Community Now.': Geographies of Responsibility, Relational Ethics, Acts of Refusal, and the Conflicting Requirements of Academic Localities in Indigenous Research." ACME: An International E-Journal for Critical Geographies. 2018; 17(3): 750-779.

Institute for Integrative Science and Health. Two-eyed Seeing resources.

Lakehead University - Office of Aboriginal Initiatives and Office of Research Services panel discussion, Two-Eyed Seeing: Bringing Indigenous and Western Technologies and Ways of Knowing Together. February 27, 2019. Moderator: Denise Baxter Panelists: Dr. Chris Mushquash (Lakehead University); John Dixon (Dilico Anishinabek Family Care); Dr. Lana Ray (Lakehead University); Deidre Bannerman (Canadore College); Holly Prince (Lakehead University); Maxine Crow (Naotkamegwanning First Nation)

Wilson, Shawn. Research Is Ceremony: Indigenous Research Methods. Fernwood Publishing, 2008.