Centring Community: New Pathways in Resource Extraction Policy Processes
Susan’s doctoral dissertation research (co-supervised by Dr. David Black and Dr. Deborah Stienstra) identifies best practices for mitigating, through government-mandated regulatory processes, the negative social impacts that often accompany natural resource extraction in communities in Northern Canada. These impacts disproportionately affect marginalized community members, including women and girls, Indigenous people, people with disabilities, racialized minorities, those living on low incomes and those with precarious residency/citizenship statues. As resource extraction intensifies in Canada, particularly near rural, remote and Indigenous communities, this research broadens the conversation about the responsibilities of government and corporations in relation to community impacts of resource projects.
This research is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) through a Canada Graduate Scholarship – Doctoral and the Killam Trusts at Dalhousie University through a Level 2 Izaak Walton Killam Predoctoral Scholarship.