ReSDA in the News
March 23, 2017. CBC Yukon Radio interview with Gertrude Saxinger and Susanna Gartler on their ReSDA research project. Listen to the recording at https://soundcloud.com/cbcyukon/mining-labour-relationships-big-and-small
Mining labour relationships, big and small
Researchers look at relationships, develop booklet with tips on successful ones in mineral industries.
October 25, 2016 Nunatsiaq Online
Let’s make a deal: empowering Arctic peoples to negotiate mining benefits
Conference this week in Ottawa brings together community development research
OTTAWA—Mining in Nunavut might have slowed down a bit, but what better time to talk about how communities can maximize resource deal benefits and minimize the impacts on themselves and their communities when those companies start sniffing around again.
So says a network of researchers who work with communities across Canada’s North.
Members of Resources and Sustainable Development in the Arctic, or ReSDA, are meeting in Ottawa this week to discuss how community empowerment can influence the nature of resource development with the hope of influencing federal policy makers….
May 30, 2016
Media Advisory: Natan Obed to speak about resource development in Canada’s north at UCalgary on May 31
CALGARY, ALBERTA – May 30, 2016 – A 2016 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences public event features a panel of experts that examines under what conditions resource exploitation can be a source of economic and social sustainability for northern communities drawing on experiences from Canada’s north.
WHAT: Resource Development and Northern Communities: New Relationships and New Possibilities
WHEN: Tuesday, May 31, 2016 from 13:30 to 15:30
WHERE: Science Theatre 148, University of Calgary campus
More information at http://www.ideas-idees.ca/media/media-releases/media-advisory-natan-obed-speak-about-resource-development-canadas-north
April 18, 2016 – Whitehorse, YT – Office of the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency (CanNor)
Government of Canada Supports Arctic Innovation
Yukon College pioneers access to resource development information in the North
Minister Navdeep Bains today announced an investment of $202,258 to support the creation of an online Atlas of Arctic Resource Development, the first of its kind in the Canadian North and scheduled to launch April 2016.
Developed through the Resources and Sustainable Development in the Arctic network (ReSDA), located at Yukon College, the online Atlas is a sharing tool will make resource development in Yukon more transparent, enabling public access to relevant environmental, scientific, and socio-economic information on major resource development projects in the North….
Read more at: http://news.gc.ca/web/article-en.do?nid=1052979
February 2016. CBC Yukon Radio Interview. Yukoner studies mines and impacts in northern Quebec Jeanette Carney shared details of the research that she has been doing looking at the history and impacts of mining in the North. You can listen to the interview at https://soundcloud.com/cbcyukon/yukoner-studies-mines-and-impacts-in-northern-quebec
Information from January 16, 2016 http://www.nunatsiaqonline.ca/
Memorial University Masters student Jeanette Carney poses with Mark Kadjulik, one of the many residents of Salluit she interviewed last summer as part of her research into the history and legacy of the Asbestos Hill mine — Nunavik’s first mining operation, which operated from 1972 to 1984. Through a series of interviews with former mine employees, their families and community leaders, Carney’s research looks at how the operation led to major social, cultural and economic changes in the region. Read more later at NunatsiaqOnline.ca. https://twitter.com/nunatsiaqnews/status/687617340138065920 (PHOTO COURTESY OF J. CARNEY)
From the Institute of Political Economy: News
As part of the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies Founders Seminar series, Suzanne Mills, Associate Professor of Labour Studies and Geography and Earth Sciences at McMaster University did a presentation November 6, 2015 on Place-based rights and mobile jobs: the new political economy of work in northern resource development.
More details at http://carleton.ca/politicaleconomy/2015/visiting-scholar-suzanne-mills-talk-on-political-economy-of-work-in-northern-resource-development/
Oct. 2, 2014. Executive Council. Newfoundland and Labrador news release.
Media Advisory: Minister to Welcome Delegates to the Fourth Annual Resources and Sustainable Development in the Arctic Workshop
The Honourable Keith Russell, Minister of Labrador and Aboriginal Affairs, will speak delegates at the Fourth Annual Resources and Sustainable Development in the Arctic workshop (ReSDA). The minister will speak tomorrow (Friday, October 3) at 8:30 a.m. at Hotel North Two in Happy Valley-Goose Bay.
The workshop takes place from Friday, October 3, to Saturday October 4. The ReSDA project was established in 2011 by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada to assist northern communities in seeking solutions for benefits from natural resource developments while mitigating negative impacts.
October 21, 2013. Written by Arviat TV Arviat Research and Media projects were presented at the Resources and Sustainable Development in the Arctic annual workshop at the Frobisher Inn from Oct. 8-10 in Iqaluit. Social Sciences researchers came from across Canada, the
United States and the circumpolar world to participate.
WHITEHORSE – Yukon College is hosting 70 researchers in Whitehorse this week to discuss ways of reducing the social costs to communities of resource development in the North. The second annual workshop of the Resources and Sustainable Development in the Arctic (ReSDA) research network is being held in Whitehorse, November 22 and 23 at the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre. The main focus of ReSDA’s research is on finding ways to ensure that a larger share of the benefits of resource development stay in the egion with fewer costs to communities….
Nunatsiaq Online. News Iqaluit. September 21, 2012 Circumpolar project will research “best practices” in Arctic resource development.
New project will try to “give people a choice of tools that will help” Throughout the North, but especially in northern Canada, resource development has often proven to be devastating for Arctic peoples and communities. Take Yukon’s gold rush, which saw 100,000 people to travel to the Klondike region between 1897 and 1899 to prospect for gold. That influx of people that caused devastating effects on the indigenous peoples, said Chris Soutcott of Lakehead University during a Sept. 19 presentation at the Nunavut Research Institute in Iqaluit. Soutcott spoke about a project called RESDA, short for “Resources and Sustainable Development of Resources in the Arctic.” The project will try to provide communities with information so they can avoid the kinds of problems caused by the gold rush or by the whaling industry based on Hershel Island in the beginning of the 20th century. The huge northern research project, which involves 60 researchers across the circumpolar world, hopes to help communities in Nunavut get more out of resource development, Soutcott said. The international team of researchers will present their findings to the communities they study after the project wraps up, he said. Nunavut Tunngavik Inc., a partner in this project, plans to advise the researchers on “the types of good research in their region.” These could include looking at communities where mining takes place so “we would know the best ways of doing that mine and the mining benefits to them,” he said. The RESDA project’s overall goal is to make sure northern communities can better manage development…….
The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada recently announced funding 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.
Announcement of program made at Lakehead University on February 25th, 2011
View the short video message from some of the partners involved in the Resources and Sustainable Development in the Arctic (ReSDA) project that is supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and many other agencies. http://vimeo.com/20377780 or read the announcement on the Lakehead University website at http://communications.lakeheadu.ca/news/?display=news&nid=798&unitid=1
SSHRC Press Release – Investment will strengthen economy and improve quality of life of Northerners (THUNDER BAY, Ontario, February 25, 2011) – New research will examine how Canadians living in northern communities can benefit from the sustainable development of Arctic natural resources in a manner that improves northerner’s health and wellbeing, while preserving the region’s unique environment. The Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State (Science and Technology), made the announcement while speaking at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay….. Read more at http://www.sshrc-crsh.gc.ca/news_room-salle_de_presse/press_releases-communiques/2011/MCRI-eng.aspx
ReSDA partners on Docs North film workshop (Wawatay News, October 14, 2011) – from October 2nd to 6th a video production workshop was held in Thunder Bay, Ontario. It was organized through the Flash Frame Film and Video Network, in partnership with the National Film Board of Canada, Keewaytinook Okimakanak Research Institute and ReSDA. Read more at http://wawataynews.ca/archive/all/2011/10/14/docs-north-film-workshop-awesome-experience_21946