Community Governance Project
Units: 4.5 or 6.0
Graduate course in the Indigenous Governance program administered by the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Projects are geared toward providing a practical learning experience and opportunity for students to face the real world challenges of governance in an Indigenous context. They also serve as a crucial function for affilitated communities in providing access to the University's resources and expertise through the students' participation in projects to enhance the community's governance capacity.
Community governance project interns will work on a designated research or policy development project in an Indigenous organization, under the direction of a project management team that includes community leaders and IGOV faculty. Internship placements must be approved by the Director, and will typically involve 100 hours of work in the community and the completion of a comprehensive report based on the internship experience.
- Only students who entered the MA program prior to September 2009 need to register in the 6.0 unit section of IGOV 598 (requires permission of the department). Students who start their MA program on or after September 2009 need to register in the 4.5 unit section of IGOV 598.
Grading: INP, COM, N, F.