A Northern Social Science Research Partnership Program
ReSDA is a SSHRC funded Major Collaborative Research Initiative that brings together a broad range of disciplines and organizations representing universities, colleges, communities, government, the private sector and non-profits in northern Canada and other Circumpolar countries. This Northern Research Network will examine ways to ensure that a larger share of the benefits of resource developments stay in the region with fewer costs to communities. Beginning April 1, 2011 this network will begin to develop, conduct and mobilize research aimed at the sustainable development of Arctic natural resources in a manner that will improve the health and well being of Canada's northern communities while preserving the region's unique environment.
To start the discussions and planning for the network the First Annual ReSDA workshop was held on November 24-25, 2011 in Yellowknife. This workshop was to determine the initial research required and look at how the research plan can be developed for the next 7 years. more details. The Second Annual Workshop is being planned for November 21-23, 2012 in Whitehorse, Yukon.
Following the discussions from the workshop in Yellowknife the ReSDA management committee reviewed the presentations and developed a draft research plan to guide the work of ReSDA for the next year. The emphasis has been on isolating those main areas that are required for a gap analysis. There are 13 areas that have been identified. Details of the research activities over the next year can be viewed on the page describing this work for the ReSDA Gap Analysis Research
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ReSDA Newsletter #1 - Fall 2012
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May 14, 2013 13th International Scientific Student Conference: Problems of the Arctic Region. Murmansk, Russia.
July 8-10, 2013. Symposium on Contemporary issues in long-distance commute work in the extractive industries and other sectors. Symposium at the University of Vienna, Austria.
August 12-14, 2013. CBERN Annual Conference 2013: Mining, Ethics and Sustainability (at the 23rd World Mining Congress). Montreal, QC. Call for papers (due by October 1, 2012)
August 22-23, 2013. Climate Change in Northern Territories: Sharing Experiences, Exploring New Methods and Assessing Socio-Economic Impacts. Akureyri, Iceland. http://www.nrf.is
September 29 - October 3, 2013. 8th Circumpolar Agricultural Conference UArctic Inaugural Food Summit: Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security in the Circumpolar North. Girdwood, Alaska.
October 8-10, 2013. Third Annual ReSDA Workshop. Iqaluit, NU.
October 8-10, 2013. 2013 The Arctic Energy Summit. Akureyri, Iceland. www.institutenorth.org/arcticenergysummit
December 2-4, 2013. International Conference 'In the Spirit of Rovaniemi Process: Arctic Cities, Global Processes and Local Realities' Rovaniemi, Finland. Deadline for Paper submissions is May 5, 2013.
May 22-26, 2014. Eighth International Congress of Arctic Social Sciences (ICASS VIII): Northern Sustainabilities. University of Northern British Columbia, Prince George, BC.
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