The HIRMD Research Department is responsible for coordinating and overseeing research initiatives engaged in established Protocol Agreements between the Heiltsuk Tribal Council and external organizations. There are currently Protocol Agreements in place with the following academic institutions and organizations: Simon Fraser University, University of Victoria, University of British Columbia, Vancouver Island University, Hakai Beach Institute, Raincoast Conservation, Pacific Wild, and QQS. HIRMD is committed to ensuring research conducted in Heiltsuk Territory is beneficial to the Heiltsuk Nation.
This department also serves as a contact point for individuals and organizations interested in conducting research related to Heiltsuk people and territory. To conduct research in and about Heiltsuk Territory, an application form must be completed and submitted to the Research Department staff. The Research Applications forms can be downloaded from the link below.
For further questions, please contact Kevin Starr or Harvey Humchitt at: (250) 957 – 2303 ext. 226