The Third Annual ReSDA workshop “Research and Knowledge Sharing” was held in Iqaluit, NU on October 8-10, 2013. The focus of this workshop was on knowledge sharing and effective communication with northern communities.
|Workshop Welcome and ReSDA Introduction – Chris Southcott, Lakehead University. Video presentation here
Opening Remarks provided by John Amagoalik, Qikiqtani Inuit Association (QIA). Listen to his presentation here
|Session 1: Research Communication through film and research|
|Session 2: Community engagement in research – facilitation of community participation in identifying, monitoring and managing research|
|Session 3: Messages through Print for Communities, Policy makers and Academics focused on understanding the impacts of resource development|
|Session 4: Using the Internet and Multimedia to share knowledge in the Canadian North and Circumpolar networks on issues and impacts of resource development|
ReSDA related video shown: Guardians of Eternity https://vimeo.com/35522130#download_source_file
|Session 5: Northern Panel on Knowledge Exchange and connecting to areas and impacts of resource development (sharing research information, organizational approaches, inclusion of communities, research partnerships)|
|Resources, Arctic Communities, and Sustainability: Towards a new relationship: Overview of ReSDA research - Chris Southcott|
|Session 6: ReSDA research projects|
The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada announced funding through their Major Collaborative Research Initiative grants in February 2011 for a new Northern research project called Resources and Sustainable Development in the Arctic (ReSDA). The main focus of ReSDA’s research will be on finding ways to ensure that a larger share of the benefits of resource development stay in the region with fewer costs to communities. The Network will mobilize researchers around the questions of finding out how to maximize benefits of resource development to northern regions and communities and minimize the social, economic, cultural, and environmental costs. The primary objective of the research will be to cultivate innovative approaches to the best ways of natural resource developments s to improve the well-being of northern communities while preserving the region’s unique environment. This issue is all the more pressing given the increased demand for natural resources globally, with many of these resources existing in Arctic locations. As part of the research network activities an annual workshop is held to discuss the current and proposed research with input and direction from community and government representatives across the North.
As part of the research networks activities there is an annual workshop to discuss the current and proposed research with input and direction from community and government representatives across the North. This year the workshop will focus on the best mechanisms for knowledge sharing in the ReSDA network. We will discuss various mechanisms that are used in the northern context and develop a communication strategy for ReSDA, utilizing the best practices for social sciences research situations. This will also begin the development of a knowledge sharing toolbox resource for researchers and community groups to use to improve knowledge sharing practices. There will also be presentations on some of the current research projects of ReSDA. The format of the workshop will consist of short presentations, panel/ group discussions and breakout sessions.
The ReSDA workshop will be held at the Koojesse Room of the Frobisher Inn from the afternoon of Tuesday October 8th to noon on Thursday October 10th. There will be a Research Café on the evening of Tuesday October 8th at the Nunavut Research Institute.
- Final Workshop Agenda
- Workshop Background Information
- Workshop participants
- Questionnaire on Knowledge sharing and communication
- Tentative agenda
- Registration form (due by September 6, 2013) As space is limited you must register and send in your form by September 6th, 2013
Travel and Accommodation Information
All participants are responsible for making their own travel arrangements and those eligible for reimbursement should contact Valoree Walker. Air travel should be the lowest economy airfare so arrangements should be made to ensure this is available.
First Air and Canadian North offer flights to Iqaluit from various northern communities and also from Ottawa, Edmonton, Montreal and Winnipeg
First Air (http://www.firstair.ca/) – To get the discounted fare use promo code RES53 for online bookings or use the GROUP NUMBER CF1306253 by calling reservations at 1-800-267-1247
Canadian North (http://www.canadiannorth.com/) – For the discounted fare use promotional code NAC21 (no restrictions or limited seats) for travel from southern Canada destinations (Ottawa, Edmonton, Winnipeg). If flying from one of the territorial communities please use code CNS10 or ANT06 to get a discounted fare (these seats are limited and restrictions apply).
Bookings can be made online or by calling reservations at 1-800-661-1505. If you have any problems booking please call Canadian North to get the best fare.
Frobisher Inn A block of rooms has been designated for workshop participants at the Frobisher Inn at the rate of $220/night. Guest rooms must be booked by calling 867-979-2222 or toll free 1-877-422-9422, with the group code “YCC.”. This block of rooms is only available until September 27 so you must arrange your accommodation before this date. This block of rooms is only available until September 27 so you must arrange your accommodation before this date.
Travel claims will be included with workshop packages and are available by clicking the link below. You must confirm your eligibility for a travel subsidy. Those eligible and approved for reimbursement should submit completed travel claim forms with all required supporting receipts and information to Chris Southcott or Valoree Walker.
Dept. of Sociology
955 OIiver Road
Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5E1
ReSDA Coordination Office
Yukon Research Centre
Whitehorse, YT Y1A 5K4
Nunavut Coordinator, Nunavut Research Institute
Phone: 867-979-7282 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org