Vanessa Udy, associate of the IPinCH international association


Following her work on the matter of cultural appropriation of Canadian Aboriginal heritage and related intellectual property issues, Vanessa Udy was appointed as an associate of IPinCH, an international association comprised of universities and professionals from different fields working to explore and facilitate fair and equitable exchanges of knowledge relating to heritage, with a specific focus on indigenous issues. IPinCH is concerned with the theoretical, ethical, and practical implications of commodification, appropriation, and other flows of knowledge about the past, and how these may affect communities, researchers, and other stakeholders. To underline this nomination, Vanessa was profiled in the April 2015, IPinch newsletter.