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AIM-HI Network Research Forum and Annual Retreat

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Banff Rocky Mountain Resort

1029 Banff Avenue

Banff, AB T1L 1H8

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*Registration open from April 6 - 20, 2018*

This year-end annual event will be an occasion for formal and supportive research dialogue research amongst research mentees, mentors and community. Through a peer-reviewed process, attendees will have opportunity for formal presentation and feedback on all aspects and phases of their research. In addition to formal scientific presentation, the event will foster exploration and collaborations of early research ideas.

Each event will have an annual theme with invited presenters and opportunity for debate, critical exploration and knowledge development. The scientific aspect will also include research skills development within supportive and constructive workshops for enhancing presentation and written knowledge dissemination and proposal writing skills.

A key aspect of the retreat intends to create a strong sense of community through a focus on building relationships, strengthening FNMI identity, developing resilience and fostering connection with community. This event will facilitate a deepening of meaningful mentorship and peer relationships that have begun to develop through the network’s formal and informal activities with. FNMI identity will be celebrated, shared and strengthened through access to traditional knowledge, land based experiences and ceremony.

Celebrations will be a central aspect, formally acknowledging new students, accomplishments and mentee transitions. Resilience will be built through thematic sharing circles and formal capacity building workshops (based in FNMI perspectives) that explores key attributes including effective communications, coping strategies for stress, developing a voice against racism and addressing structural violence. These learning opportunities will provide space for strong bonds to develop within a cohort through sharing and in-depth conversations in a safe, welcoming environment. Sharing circles will focus on safety and relevance using rigorous cultural protocols and ensuring a welcoming environment. Community involvement will be an important aspect of this event.

* Travel and accommodations must be self-supported*
* Catering will be provided for registered attendees (make sure that you select the meal ticket options for the days that you plan to attend)*

Hotel Registration details -call: 1-800-563-8764
Register under "University of Calgary group #2291949"

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