McMaster IBET fellowship “opened up my world” says 2021 winner

During the six years he spent earning his undergraduate and master’s engineering degrees at McMaster, James LeMoine did not know a single other Indigenous engineering or science student.

Now a PhD student in mechanical engineering, LeMoine is a member of the Anishinaabe from the Mississauga of the Credit First Nation and part of the Migizi (Eagle) clan.

“I knew some people in social sciences or humanities that are also Indigenous but until recently I’ve always been the only Indigenous person I knew of in my stream.”

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