Graduate Student Gathering Application Form

Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Labrador

February 24th-27th, 2022

We are excited to announce that we will be hosting an Indigenous graduate student gathering from February 24th-27th, 2022 in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Labrador.


The gathering will bring together Indigenous graduate trainees in the Atlantic region. Priority will be given to Indigenous graduate trainees who are currently working within the Atlantic region and who are undertaking Indigenous health research that serves to benefit Indigenous communities in Atlantic Canada.


The gathering will provide the opportunity to: 1) learn from and with other Indigenous graduate students in the region, as well as from Indigenous scholars regarding challenges and opportunities related to graduate health research; 2) learn from local elders and knowledge-keepers about the importance of traditional knowledge in Labrador; 3) attend sessions related to academic writing, time management and professional development.


Limited travel funds are available. Unless otherwise approved, funding will be provided for travel within the Atlantic provinces only.

The application form for this gathering can be accessed here. Please complete this application and submit via email to by Friday, December 3rd, 2021 at 9pm ATL.


Travel Considerations – COVID-19

It is the responsibility of the traveller to monitor and adhere to COVID-19 travel restrictions and public health guidelines. 


The Government of Canada currently requires that travellers be fully vaccinated before they board a plane or train within Canada. Travelers are required to complete a COVID-19 vaccine series at least 14 days before travelling. Please note that we will not require proof of vaccination prior to booking travel and accommodations for the group. It will be the responsibility of the traveller to be fully vaccinated prior to travelling and ensure they are familiar with the vaccination requirements to do so.


All travellers entering Newfoundland and Labrador are currently required to:


Government regulations (both Canada and provincial/territorial) governing travel to a destination are subject to change at any time.  Please refer to the following websites for the latest information for domestic travel by car, plane or train: