Recruitment of a master’s student and master’s scholarship offer by OBVIA/IVADO


The UNESCO Chair in Urban Landscape of the University of Montreal is seeking to recruit a master’s student in the environmental planning and design program, option City, territory and landscape” or the in the urban planning with dissertation program of the University of Montreal in order to undertake a research dissertation pertaining to ”the urban governance of artificial intelligence for and with First Nations”, under the supervision of Shin Koseki, UNESCO Chair Professor in Urban Landscape. The project should focus on topics relating to urban landscapes and tie with the mission of the UNESCO Chair in Urban Landscape and associated programs at UNESCO.

This recruitment initiative is being caried out in parallel with a scholarship offer by the International Observatory on the Societal Impacts of Artificial Intelligence and Digital Technologies (OBVIA) and the Institute for Data Valorization (IVADO).

This scholarship aims to encourage the development of new knowledge on the social impact of AI on Indigenous Peoples, particularly on issues related to existing inequalities or risks of discrimination in the development and deployment of AI systems. It encourages interdisciplinary research projects, mobilizing indigenous knowledge and methodologies, and/or in partnership with stakeholders/communities impacted by AI.

For more information on the scholarship and the submission deadlines visit:

To submit an expression of interest, please contact Shin Koseki at: