New support for faculty conducting Indigenous-led research

Hanna Paul seated on chair

The Office of the Vice-Principal Research and Innovation is pleased to welcome a new member to our team in support of our commitment to Truth and Reconciliation.

Hanna Paul has joined VPRI in the role of Indigenous Research Facilitator to help further support faculty researchers conducting Indigenous-led research. Services for researchers at UBC Okanagan include one-on-one facilitation, research design support and grant proposal support for Indigenous-led projects.

In her role, she will help convey associated best practices to centralize Indigenous collaborators’ priorities and protocols with guidance from tri-agency, UBC and OCAP policies and welcomes collaboration opportunities with other units on campus that align with the strategic priorities of her position.

Hanna is Métis and Beaver First Nation on her father’s side and Ukrainian and French on her mother’s side from Northern Alberta. Her Métis family names are Paul, Lizotte, Lambert and Lafleur. She is a UBC Okanagan Master of Arts alumna with a specialization in anthropology, Indigenous studies and interdisciplinary studies. Expertise in community-engaged research led to her recognition as Master’s Student Researcher of the Year in May, 2023.

Learn more about collaboration possibilities and Indigenizing research resources at ORS Research Facilitation.