Since 2012 I have worked as a Research Assistant for a SSHRC Insight Development Grant titled: Residential School Art Collections: Histories, Legacies, and Reconciliation, led by my supervisor Dr. Andrea Walsh. This project has relied extensively on research collaborations formed between IRS Survivors, Indigenous Elders, curators, researchers, and students and has included the involvement of UVIC departments as varied as the First Peoples House, Anthropology, Social Work, the Legacy Art Galleries, and the University Art Collections. The focus of this project has been to reunite survivors with paintings they created as children in residential school in order to document their experiences of residential school survival through the use of community-based research methodologies, archival analysis and curatorial practices. A number of these paintings and their associated stories have been shown in the Education Centers at two Truth and Reconciliation Commission hearings, and have been curated into three separate gallery exhibitions. In addition to attending and providing support during these larger public events, my research contributions have included: conducting a national survey of Canadian cultural institutions in order to account for other IRS collections in Canada; completing in-depth archival documentation and content analysis of material collections; exhibition catalogue writing; offering undergraduate guidance and support; and delivering undergraduate guest lectures on related material. As of summer 2015 I am now a Research Associate with RIDSAR and I look forward to remaining involved with this work in the future.