Janine Elizabeth Metallic

Academic title(s): 

Assistant Professor (Indigenous Education)

Contact Information

Education Room 336
(514) 398-4527 Ext. 09159

Email address: 
janine.metallic [at] mcgill.ca
Department of Integrated Studies in Education

Dr. Janine Elizabeth Metallic, is a Mi’gmaw from the Listuguj Mi’gmaq First Nation (Listuguj, Quebec). Janine currently lives in Montreal where she works as an Assistant Professor (Indigenous Education) in McGill’s Department of Integrated Studies in Education. Her research interests center around Indigenous educational studies and language revitalization. For several years, Janine worked as a Mi'gmaw language consultant in McGill's Department of Linguistics. Janine is currently interested in supporting and training Indigenous graduate students while developing research projects related to community-based education and language research. 


PhD (Educational Studies), McGill University 

MSc (Human Nutrition), McGill University 

BSc (Psychology), McGill University 

BSc (Nutritional Sciences), McGill University 

Area of expertise: 
  • Indigenous education
  • Indigenous methodologies; Qualitative methodologies
  • Indigenous language revitalization and maintenance
  • Mi’gmaw/Mi’kmaq language teaching and learning

EDEC-233: Indigenous Education (3 credits)


Building Capacity in Indigenous Research at a Canadian University: Funded by SSHRC Indigenous Research Capacity and Reconciliation-Connection Grant (2018-2019)

Research and Indigenous Scholarship in Education (RISE): Based in and around Tiohtià:ke, RISE brings together Indigenous scholars who are closely connected to their home communities and committed to decolonizing and Indigenizing education research. @RISE_Indigenous 


Graduate supervision: 

John R. Sylliboy, PhD student, Department of Integrated Studies in Education (co-supervisor with Dr. Steven Jordan) 

Kahtehrón:ni Stacey, PhD student, Department of Integrated Studies in Education (committee member) 

Adrienna Joyce, PhD student, Department of Integrated Studies in Education (committee member) 

Selected talks and presentations: 

Metallic, J. (2018, October). Indigenous language learning and young adults: A look into the experiences of young adult Mi'gmaw language learners. Presented at the 50th Algonquian Conference, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB. 

Metallic, J. (2018, June). Indigenous language learning, pedagogy, and revitalization: Exploring the experiences of young adult Mi'gmaw language learners. Presented at the Stabilizing Indigenous Languages Symposium, University of Lethbridge, AB. 

Metallic, J., Lavoie, C., & Sarkar, M. (2015, October). Revitalizing Mi'gmaq across the lifespan in Listuguj. Paper presented at Colloque sur la persévérance et la réussite scolaires chez les Premier Peuples. Université du Québec à Chicoutimi (UQAC), Chicoutimi, Quebec, October 14-16, 2015. 

Metallic, J. (2015, March). Nta'tugwaqannminen (Our stories): Language stories and experiences of young adult Mi'gmaq language learners. Invited Colloquium: Indigenous Languages and Identities (Organizer: Donna Patrick, Carleton University). Presented at AAAL-ACLA/CAAL conference, Toronto, ON, March 21-24, 2015. 

Awards, honours, and fellowships: 
  • McGill University's Award for Equity & Community Building (2019) - Academic Staff Category