YukonU Research Centre served as the Northern Coordination Centre for the Resources and Sustainable Development in the Arctic (ReSDA) research network. This network was funded through the support of the SSHRC Major Collaborative Research Initiatives Program and operated from 2011 to 2019.
The main objective was to find ways to ensure that a larger share of the benefits of resource development in the Arctic stay in the region with fewer costs to northern communities. The network sought to find the most effective and viable ways of developing the region's natural resources in a manner that could improve the health and well-being of Canada's northern communities, and Canadians in general, while preserving the region's unique environment.
This program created new research networks that brought together researchers from a wide range of disciplines and organizations representing communities, government, the private sector, and non-profit organizations. A number of research projects in four main theme areas were completed and final reports on these results are available on the ReSDA webpage at www.resda.ca
For more information on this program please visit the ReSDA website.