Advancing Environmental Impact Assessment for Canada's Socio-Ecological Systems

Interdisciplinary project aiming to build a first-in-Canada research network committed to next-generation impact assessment as a foundation for socio-ecological sustainability.

The shared sustainability of our complex, interactive social and natural systems can be threatened by our natural resource industries. Assessing and addressing industrial impacts are urgent and increasingly complex challenges for Canada, to which social sciences and humanities scholars can offer critical contributions. It requires opening such scholarship to local wisdom (from both Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples), and to new partnerships among social and natural scientists across government, NGO and private sectors. This project, led by Dr. Debra Davidson at the University of Alberta, and Dr. Ian Stewart at University of King’s College, will build a first-in-Canada research network committed to next-generation impact assessment as a foundation for socio-ecological sustainability.