Conference Information

.caISES 2020 Gathering

The Canadian Indigenous Science and Engineering Society (.caISES) gives Indigenous STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) students, professionals, and allies in Canada an opportunity to gather, connect, and create long-lasting relationships through the annual .caISES gatherings, and across the continent at AISES regional and national gatherings.

This year’s theme is Sustainability as it relates to Land, Water, Energy, and engaging Indigenous Youth in STEM. We’re looking forward to learning, networking, and sharing knowledge in reciprocity as we discuss key topics that contribute to the health of our planet and our people, the resilience of Indigenous communities, new and existing opportunities for youth in the STEM disciplines, and the strengths and diversity of our Indigenous STEM community.

Students and professionals in the life sciences and health sciences are welcome and encouraged to join us! Indigenous health and wellness closely aligns with this year's theme of sustainability, and we look forward to connecting with those who are studying and working in these fields.

USask Welcomes You!

The .caISES 2020 Gathering will be hosted at the University of Saskatchewan and is organized under the leadership of the Canadian Indigenous Advisory Council (CIAC) to the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) with local guidance and support from the University of Saskatchewan Chapter of .caISES (USask.caISES) and the Saskatchewan Professional Chapter of .caISES (sask.caISES).

Conference Registration

Important Dates

Thank you to everyone that submitted abstracts! We had a large number of submissions this year and the team is hard at work on reviewing the abstracts and selecting the final sessions streams, presentations, workshops, conversation circles, and panels.

Agenda

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM / Location TBD Breakfast & Registration
9:00 AM - 10:20 AM / Location TBD Teacher PD Session 1
10:30 AM - 11:50 AM / Location TBD Teacher PD Session 2
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM / Location TBD Lunch & Registration
1:00 PM - 2:20 PM / Location TBD Tour 1
2:30 PM - 3:50 PM / Location TBD Tour 2
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM / Location TBD Registration & CIAC Meeting
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM / Location TBD Supper & Welcoming Remarks
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM / Location TBD Networking Mixer & Evening Activity
Sunrise Morning Smudge
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM / Location TBD Breakfast
9:00 AM - 10:20 AM / Location TBD Opening Panel 1
10:30 AM - 11:50 AM / Location TBD

Session 1A

Session 1B

Session 1C

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM / Location TBD Lunch
1:00 PM - 2:20 PM / Location TBD

Session 2A

Session 2B

Session 2C

2:30 PM - 3:50 PM / Location TBD

Session 3A

Session 3B

Session 3C

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Break
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM / Location TBD Banquet
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM / Location TBD Round Dance
Sunrise Morning Smudge
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM / Location TBD Breakfast
9:00 AM - 10:20 AM / Location TBD Opening Panel 2
10:30 AM - 11:50 AM / Location TBD

Closing Circle A

Closing Circle B

Closing Circle C

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM / Location TBD Lunch & Closing Remarks
Safe Travels!

Speakers

Suggest ideas for speakers by leaving a comment on the official .caISES 2020 Gathering Facebook page.

Sponsors & Exhibitors

Exhibitor tables are available!

Student groups and non-profit organizations are $150

Companies are $300

Visiting Saskatoon

Hotel & Accommodation Information Available December 1!

The U of S is a member of the U15, a group of the top Canadian research universities.

Our main campus, located in the heart of Saskatoon, is home to programs ranging from business, law, and arts and science to engineering, medicine and veterinary medicine, along with many others. Study at the U of S is enhanced by our world-class facilities, including the Canadian Light Source synchrotron, VIDO-InterVac, the Global Institute for Food Security, the Global Institute for Water Security and the Sylvia Fedoruk Centre for Nuclear Innovation. 

With the option to study at locations across Saskatchewan, more than 23,000 people from around the world, including more than 2,600 self-declared Indigenous students, study at the U of S, and our more than 150,000 alumni are spread across the globe. 

U of S services and attractions

Office of the Vice-Provost, Indigenous Engagement

College of Arts & Science, Indigenous

The conference takes place at the University of Saskatchewan, located in Saskatoon. The city ranked 18th on the New York Times 52 Places to Visit in 2018 list, and is the only Canadian city to make it on the list.   

With a rising population of more than 250,000, Saskatoon offers many of the amenities of a large urban centre along with the friendliness and accessibility of a smaller city. There is plenty to do in Saskatoon every season, with live music events, festivals and cultural experiences offered year round. With its vibrant mix of many cultures, Saskatoon’s blossoming culinary and local shopping scenes also stand out. This is a place of opportunity, diversity and innovation. Explore this exciting destination on the Saskatoon Tourism website

The city’s youthful vitality and cultural richness are evident in every neighbourhood, thanks in part to the University of Saskatchewan

Contact Us

Canadian Indigenous Advisory Council (CIAC) to AISES

Website / Email

Canadian Indigenous Science and Engineering Society (.caISES)

Website / Facebook / Twitter / Instagram

American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES)

Website / Facebook / Twitter / YouTube / Instagram