ECHO Network News
Examining Impacts: Team focused on health, community and environmental aspects of resource development
“Mining, oil and gas extraction, and other resource development activities are important economic drivers, but how can we best work together to prevent possible adverse impacts and optimize benefits from such projects?”
UNBC LEADING NATIONAL PROJECT EXPLORING COMMUNITIES AFFECTED BY RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT
"The team of more than 60 people, including UNBC professors Dr. Henry Harder and Dr. Margot Parkes, Dr. Donald B. Rix BC Leadership Chair for Aboriginal Environmental Health, and Northern Health’s Dr. Sandra Allison, will form the ECHO Network (Environment, Community, Health Observatory). Other teammates are from as far as BC’s Lower Mainland, Alberta, and New Brunswick."
UNBC prof leading national study on health impacts of resource development
"Margot Parkes of UNBC is leading a new national study on the health impacts of resource development on rural, remote and Indigenous communities."
UNBC to manage $2M research project
"Exploring ways to work together across sectors and jurisdictions is a key part of this project, as well as working with research partners from across Canada and other parts of the world."
UNBC to lead national research project on impacts of resource development
"The project brings together university researchers and local knowledge-users who have identified a need to better understand and respond to the health, environment and community impacts of resource development."