"I so appreciate the support of my supervisors and committee members as well as the flexibility of the PhD program, allowing me the opportunity to do the work I set out to do."
For the last 3-1/2 years Jennifer has been working with Trent University's Department of Indigenous Studies. As a Research Associate, she has been involved in a community-driven project, funded by CIHR, with Eabametoong First Nation in northern Ontario. The program aimed to contribute toward improving community health and well-being through initiatives prioritized by Chief and Council.
Recently, Trent's School for Indigenous Studies asked her to join a new project with First Nations University of Canada, which is launching a National Centre for Collaboration in Indigenous Education (NCCIE). As Project Director, she is recruiting Regional Leads across the country who, in turn, hire student and youth researchers to gather stories in urban, rural and remote communities, profiling exemplars of excellence in Indigenous education. These profiles are digitally recorded and will be shared on a website for educators to learn about effective educational programs for all ages and all peoples on Indigenous topics, strengthening education to close the gap and for reconciliation.
Most recently, she has been hired by the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy as a Senior Research Associate. She looks forward to continuing the work of the NCCIE as well as contributing to JSGS initiatives.
Current Job Title
- Senior Research Associate, Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy
- Dockstator, J.S., Eabametoong First Nation, Misipawistik Cree First Nation, Opitciwan Atikamekw First Nation, Sipekne’katik First Nation, T’it’q’et, Lillooet BC, Duhaime, G., Loppie, C., Newhouse, D., Wien, F., Wuttunee, W., Denis, J.S., Dockstator, M. (Spring 2016). Pursuing Mutually Beneficial Research: Insights from the Poverty Action Research Project. Engaged Scholar Journal, 2(1), 17-38
- Dockstator, J.S. and Thrasher, M. (2016). “Take Care of ‘the Land’ and ‘the Land’ will Take Care of You:” Relationship-Building through an Introduction to Indigenous Holistic Thought ." In: Hankard, M. and Charlton, J., eds. We Still Live Here: First Nations, Alberta Oil Sands, and Surviving Globalism, pp. 51-96.