In the summer of 2020, during a proposal pursuit engaging the W̱SÁNEĆ and Malahat Nation, the idea of this fund began. From initial discussions it was apparent that there were very few Indigenous, First Nations, Inuit, and Métis voices working in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) in Canada. Many engineering and architecture firms work with Indigenous communities but few have Indigenous people working within their organizations. Our partners recognize this and want to help Indigenous people pursue careers in our industry. 

To honour the local Nations the team worked with the SENĆOŦEN Language-Revitalization Group to name the award and begin in a good way. What emerged through conversation was this phrase: ḴEL,ḴELOŦEN ȻE S,ISTEW̱. In English, it translates to a dream for what becomes of you. 

We invite all Indigenous, First Nations, Inuit, and Métis students pursuing careers in architecture or engineering to apply. 

Should you have any questions or inquires about this award please email them to info@indigenousaeaward.ca 

Responses must be submitted by November 30th, 2021: 

Google Form Link: https://forms.gle/KqDHpxrH26RUetZT6 


Email: info@indigenousaeaward.ca 

  • Responses should have the following Subject Line: Award Application – First Name Last Name 

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To apply for this job email your details to info@indigenousaeaward.ca