Adaptation, Industrial Development and Arctic Communities: Experiences of Environmental and Social Change
The project, initially funded for one year, will examine the impacts of and responses to mineral-driven industrial development and resettlement in the Arctic through community-based research and historical-geographical analysis. Researchers will undertake fieldwork in three Nunavut communities, Kugluktuk (Coppermine) in the Kitikmeot region, Qamani’ tuaq (Baker Lake) and Kangiqiniq (Rankin Inlet) in the Kivalliq region. All three communities have a history of engagement with industrial mining operations, and are currently encountering large-scale mineral exploration activities and development proposals in their regions, which present both opportunities and uncertainties related to work, economic development, social and cultural change, and environmental impacts. The grant will also support student research and training, as well as the employment and training of community researchers.
01 Jan 2010
31 Dec 2011
Mining and quarrying (except oil and gas)
Strategic Research Theme
Arctic and Northern Regions
Environment, Energy and Natural Resources