You can view the presentations from the first day of the workshop recorded as part of the Labrador Institute Speaker Series 7/14 at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tD7IXGTDg3k Thank you to Scott Neilsen (Labrador Institute) for recording these sessions!
SESSION 1 – Notions of Well-being in the North: Community Perspectives
|Michelle Kinney, Nunatsiavut “Community Well Being” power point presentation||Libby Dean, FemNorth Net. Claiming Our Place: Women’s Relationship with Rivers (Northern Women and Resource Development) power point presentation||Norma Kassi, Director of Indigenous Collaboration, Arctic Institute of Community-Based Research power point presentation||Sharon Edmunds-Potvin, Nunavut Tunngavik||Ron Gordon, Makivik Corporation|
SESSION 2 – Notions of Well-being in the North: Research Perspectives
Peter Schweitzer, University of Vienna, Austria “Arctic Social Indicators Project (ASI)” power point presentation
|Florian Stammler, Arctic Centre, University of Lapland, Finland and Aitalina Ivanova, North Eastern Federal University, Yakutsk, Russia “Wellbeing in the Eurasian Arctic, Research Perspectives” power point presentation||Matt Berman, Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska, Anchorage “Local Economic Benefits of Resource Development in Northwest Alaska” power point presentation||Benjamin Bradshaw and Jen Jones, University of Guelph, Department of Geography. “Notions of Well-being in the Canadian North: Research Perspectives” power point presentation|
SESSION 3 – Well-being in Labrador
|Amy Hudson, NunatuKavut Well being
|Petrina Beals and Bonnie Earle, Community Vitality Index for Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Labrador powerpoint presentation||Charlotte Wolfrey, Nunatsiavut “AnânauKatiget Tumingit Regional Inuit Women’s Association” powerpoint presentation||Nathaniel Pollock, Memorial University / Trappers’ Running Club “The social infrastructure of Labrador’s emerging running culture”. power point presentation|
SESSION 4 Well-being and Resource Development: Research Perspectives
|John Thistle, Labrador Institute, Memorial University “Well-Being in Resource Communities: Reflections from the Economic History of Western Labrador”. Powerpoint presentation
||Stephan Schott, Carleton University “Individual and Collective Well-being in the Arctic” powerpoint presentation||Thierry Rodon, Laval University “Measuring Well-Being” powerpoint presentation||Kelsey Jansen, University of Alberta “Community well-being and Resource Development – A Research Perspective from Lutsel K’e, NT powerpoint presentation|
SESSION 5 Industry Perspectives on Research Needs
|Tom Paddon, President/CEO, Baffinland||Perry Trimper, Principal/Wildlife Ecologist, Stantec||Ches Andersen, Vice President Labrador Affairs, Aurora Energy “Aurora Energy: Michelin project and uranium exploration in Northern Labrador” powerpoint presentation|
SESSION 6 ReSDA Research Updates
|Thierry Rodon, Laval University “Mining Development and Community Wealth and Well-Being: Evidence from Salluit and Kangiqsujuak (Nunavik) powerpoint presentation||Suzanne Mills, McMaster University “Gender relations and gender-based analysis of the resource development/traditional economy interface” powerpoint presentation||Ben Bradshaw, University of Guelph “Augmenting the utility of IBA’s for Northern Aboriginal Communities” powerpoint presentation||Arn Keeling and Anne Dance, Memorial University of Newfoundland “Environmental Legacies, Resource Development, and Remediation in the Arctic” powerpoint presentation||Natalia Loukacheva, University of Northern British Columbia “Indigenous Peoples’ Rights and Resource Development”. powerpoint presentation||Peter Schweitzer, University of Vienna “LACE – Labour Mobility and Community Participation in the Extractive Industry – Yukon” powerpoint presentation|
SESSION 7 ReSDA Partnerships and Communications
University of Northern Iowa
ReSDA Communication and ReSDA Atlas Project
Chris SouthcottVal Walker
Jeanette Carney (Humans of the North)
The Resources and Sustainable Development in the Arctic project has a primary goal to conduct research that will help communities determine ways they can get greater benefits from natural resource developments while mitigating any potential negative impacts. The network is addressing a number of current issues that have been identified as priority areas by the communities, ReSDA researchers and our northern partners. One key area is the issue of community well-being. ReSDA has recently started a project that involves a network of researchers coordinated by Brenda Parlee (Theme 4) to examine well-being and the impacts of resource developments. This research is looking at some key aspects of well-being:
- What are the most critical concepts and determinants of community well-being in use in regions affected by resource development?
- What changes in well-being have been predicted / documented?
- What factors (social characteristics, organizations, policies, programs) are protective of communities?
- How are these changes in well-being being tracked and articulated by communities, governments, industry and NGOs?
- What are best practices for addressing these changes in well-being?
There are different meanings for well-being among different peoples and different ways that it is measured and monitored. The Canadian Index for Well Being has adopted the following as its working definition:
“The presence of the highest possible quality of life in its full breadth of expression, focused on but not necessarily exclusive to: good living standards, robust health, a sustainable environment, vital communities, an educated populace, balanced time use, high levels of democratic participation, and access to and participation in leisure and culture.” There are many influences or determinants of well-being.
This workshop will focus on issues of community well-being with a view to understanding the perspectives from community members, researchers, government and industry. The insights provided from the various sectors will help create a greater understanding of the issues and ways that well-being can be improved in relation to resource development.
- Workshop Agenda
- Workshop Background
- Registration form As space is limited you must register and send in your form by
August 22, 2014.Deadline for registration extended to September 12th, 2014
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 must be the lowest economy airfare so arrangements should be made early to ensure this is available.
The following airlines offer flights to Happy Valley-Goose Bay:
- Air Labrador (https://ameliaweb.intelisys.ca/AirLabrador/)
- Provincial Airlines(https://www.provincialairlines.ca/)
- Air Canada (http://www.aircanada.com/en/home.html)
A block of rooms has been designated for workshop participants at Hotel North Two at the rate of $157/night. Guest rooms must be booked by calling 1-709-896-3398 or toll-free 1-888-892-5505, with the group block “Yukon College”. Please make sure you tell the front desk when booking that you are part of the Yukon College block of rooms. This block of rooms is only available until September 1 so you must arrange your accommodation before this date.
If you have any questions please contact :
Labrador Coordinator, Labrador Institute
Happy Valley-Goose Bay, NL
Phone: 709 896 6394 E-mail: email@example.com
ReSDA Coordination Office
Yukon Research Centre
Tel: 867-668-8857 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org