ReSDA is a research network that brings together researchers from a broad range of disciplines and organizations representing communities, government, the private sector and non-profit organizations. Through partnerships and collaborations we will 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 northern communities while preserving the region's unique environment.
The vibrancy of northern communities plays a central role in ReSDA's research projects
cultivate innovative approaches to research on Arctic sustainable resource development;
connect researchers, community and Aboriginal organizations, governments, and the private sector partners together to create new common communities of interest related to maximizing resource development benefits for northern communities;
assist the development of human resources in the Canadian Arctic by providing training in the skill sets necessary to enable local residents to benefit from employment opportunities in resource development;
stimulate the development of new knowledge transfer techniques that will allow research results to be more readily utilized by actors in the region; and
position Canada as a world leader in supporting research that deals with environmentally and socially sustainable resource development that maximizes benefits to local communities.
Presentation to the Intergovernmental Working Group on the North, Government of Canada, Ottawa, March 25, 2011
Current partners include:
University of the Arctic
The Labrador Institute
Dept. of Labrador and Aboriginal Affairs
Nunavut Research Institute, Nunavut Arctic College
Nunavut Tunngavik Inc.
Government of Nunavut
Aurora Research Institute, Aurora College
Inuvialuit Regional Corporation
Government of the Northwest Territories
Yukon Research Centre, Yukon College
Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency
Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada
Conference Board of Canada
The ReSDA network has a number of participants that will be conducting research as part of the program.
This website will serve as one mechanism to keep everyone informed about the research, activities and other events of this network. It is one way that we plan to share information and connect with our community partners.
We appreciate any input you might want to provide or questions you may have about this network and the research. Click here for contact information.
Last update: Thursday, August 16, 2012 at 3:40:32 PM
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