- Research Spotlight: Indigenous peoples of Canada’s North: Documenting a way of life and improving living conditions.
- Researchers from the Faculty of Public Affairs and Sprott School of Business
Research Spotlight: Indigenous peoples of Canada’s North: Documenting a way of life and improving living conditions.
FPA’s Stephan Schott, his students, and colleagues from the Carleton Geomatics and Cartographic Research Centre are collaborating with residents to create an atlas that documents environmental knowledge in the region, the cost of hunting and fishing, and changes to traditional hunting and fishing areas, travel routes, and hazards.
“Community members have hundreds of years of experience based on knowledge transfer from one generation to the other,” says Schott of the project, which is funded by a $5.6 million grant from Genome Canada, in conjunction with other co-funders such as Polar Knowledge and the Government of Nunavut. “They also are the ones observing changes. They understand movements and fluctuations in resources and depend on the sustainability of the resources for survival.”
Professor Schott is also collaborating with political scientists and the regional authorities in Nunavik and Nunatsiavut to identify the impacts of mining operations on local indigenous business and human development, and to improve the realization of benefits for local businesses and communities at each stage of mining development, with the help of a $296,000 Arctic Net grant.
Associate Professor. Political economy/ecology of agriculture and food; Canadian and international environmental politics; civil society and industry participation in governance mechanisms.
Assistant Professor. Political economy; natural resources and development in Latin America; international trade policymaking in contexts of financial crises; interplay between ideas, policies and economic development; how international trade and investment flows influence income distribution and development opportunities in the Global South.
Associate Professor of International Affairs. Conflict and development (particularly tenure regimes, property rights and land conflicts); Brazilian foreign trade and security policy; Canadian foreign and security policy; inter-American politics; insurrections and political violence; Indigenous mobilizations.
Professor. International Monetary Fund, World Bank and other Multilateral Financial Institutions, Sovereign Debt, Financial Crises and Capital Flows, Exchange Rates, International Trade and Trade Policy, Migration and Remittances, Development Assistance and Cooperation, Economics of Conflict and Peacekeeping, Conflict and Development and Terrorism.
Chancellor's Professor in the School of Public Policy and Administration, Acadermic Director of the Carleton Centre for Community Innovation. Circumpolar political economy, Aboriginal-Canada relations, northern development policy, public participation and democracy.
Associate Professor. Comparative and global environmental politics and policy; international political economy; transnational private governance and private regulation; corporate social responsibility; climate change; natural resource governance.
G. Bruce Doern
Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus in the School of Public Policy and Administration. Canadian, comparative and international public policy and governance concerning: environment, energy, science, technology and innovation, biotechnology, food and health, regulation, public budgeting, trade, and intellectual property.
Assistant Professor in the School of Public Policy and Administration. Indigenous politics and policy; Indigenous-Canada relations; urban planning and policy; environmental planning; Indigenous knowledge systems; environmental assessment; source water protection; environmental contaminants.
Assistant Professor in the School of Public Policy and Administration. Sustainable energy and climate policy; emerging economies / developing countries; low carbon technology cooperation; innovation, science and technology policies.
Professor in the School of Public Policy and Administration. Low-carbon transition; environmental policy; sustainable development; energy policy; climate change; comparative environmental politics and policy.
Associate Professor in the School of Public Policy and Administration. Natural resource management; air quality control policy; northern development; common pool resources; experimental economics; energy policy and strategies.
Associate Professor in the School of Public Policy and Administration. Canadian public management; comparative public management; audit and federal program evaluation; performance measurement and management; First Nations governance; ethics and accountability in government.