CBERN Hosts Project Website on Researching Impacts of Mine Development on Aboriginal Community Health in Canada
This large-scale, multi-disciplinary project, funded by the CIHR and SSHRC, seeks to fill a knowledge gap regarding the impacts of mine development on Aboriginal community health in Canada. The project is lead by CBERN member Benjamin Bradshaw, Associate Professor, Department of Geography at the University of Guelph.
The members of the project team include researchers from across the country, the National Aboriginal Health Organization, the Inuit community of Baker Lake in Nunavut, and AECON, an engineering and environmental planning consultancy. The project aims to:
Uncover and make sense of existing knowledge of the impacts of mining on Aboriginal community health;
Identify attempted interventions (i.e. attempts to mitigate community health impacts) and assess their effectiveness; and
Translate and communicate this gathered knowledge to stakeholders, including communities, companies, policy makers and other interested parties.