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Date published: March 20, 2020

Knowledge Synthesis Grants—Informing Best Practices in Environmental and Impact Assessments

Applicant Robert Gibson University of Waterloo 
Co-applicants Daniel McCarthy University of Waterloo
Collaborators A. John Sinclair University of Manitoba
Dayna Nadine Scott York University
Meinhard Doelle Dalhousie University
Title Synthesis at the nexus of sustainability assessment, regional/strategic assessment and Indigenous partnership and engagement
Years 1
Funding $29,860.00
Applicant Arn Keeling Memorial University of Newfoundland
Co-applicants Brenda Parlee University of Alberta
Collaborators Ben Nind Giant Mine Oversight Board
Norman Barichello Ross River Dena Council
Title Integrating socio-economic objectives into impact assessment for mine closure and remediation in Canada:  sustainability, transparency, and inclusion
Years 1
Funding $27,023.00
Applicant Jill Blakley University of Saskatchewan
Co-applicants Bram Noble University of Saskatchewan
Collaborators Jérôme Marty Council of Canadian Academies
Karen Vella Queensland University of Technology
Title Lessons learned, best practices and critical gaps in regional environmental assessment: A synthesis of Canadian and international experience
Years 1
Funding $29,206.00
Applicant Kelly Bronson University of Ottawa
Co-applicants Gwendolyn Blue University of Calgary
Collaborators Jason Chilvers University of East Anglia
Gwen Ottinger Drexel University
Title Assessing meaningful participation in Canadian impact assessments:  Lessons from environmental justice frameworks
Years 1
Funding $26,250.00
Applicant Christopher Buse The University of British Columbia
Co-applicants Kevin Hanna The University of British Columbia
Collaborators Dawn Hoogeveen University of Northern British Columbia
Margot Parkes University of Northern British Columbia
Title Best practices in integrated assessment approaches for regional and strategic environmental assessments:  A realist review
Years 1
Funding $30,000.00
Applicant Patricia Fitzpatrick The University of Winnipeg
Collaborators Byron Williams Public Interest Law Centre
Title Learning for the future:  Follow-up, monitoring and adaptive management
Years 1
Funding $30,000.00
Applicant Thomas Gunton Simon Fraser University
Co-applicants Murray Rutherford Simon Fraser University
Collaborators Christopher Joseph Swift Creek Consulting
Title Best practices for assessment of socio-economic impacts in environmental impact assessment
Years 1
Funding $29,300.00
Applicant Candace Nykiforuk University of Alberta
Collaborators Jennifer McGetrick University of Alberta
Joe Vipond Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment
Melissa Gorman Health Canada
Title Scoping population health in impact assessment (ScopHIA) realist review: Identifying best practices for equity in scoping of major natural resource and large-scale infrastructure projects
Years 1
Funding $30,000.00
Applicant Dayna Nadine Scott York University
Co-applicants Cole Atlin Memorial University of Newfoundland
Estair Van Wagner York University
Collaborators Robert Gibson University of Waterloo
Chris Moonias Matawa First Nations Management
Harvey Yesno Eabametoong First Nation
Peter Siebenmorgen Eabametoong First Nation
Title Implementing a regional, Indigenous-led and sustainability-informed impact assessment in Ontario's Ring of Fire
Years 1
Funding $28,830.00
Applicant Sara Seck Dalhousie University
Co-applicants Penelope Simons University of Ottawa
Collaborators Meinhard Doelle Dalhousie University
Naiomi Metallic Dalhousie University
Title Impact assessment and responsible business guidance tools in the extractive sector: Implications for human rights, gender and stakeholder engagement
Years 1
Funding $29,959.00
Applicant Deborah Stienstra University of Guelph
Co-applicants Leah Levac University of Guelph
Collaborators Craig Benjamin Amnesty International Canada
Bonnie Brayton Disabled Women's Network Canada
Jane Stinson Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women
Jackie Hansen Amnesty International Canada
Laura Pin University of Guelph
Lema Ijtemaye Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada
Title Addressing the + in GBA plus:  Exploring promising international practices in impact assessments
Years 1
Funding $29,955.00
Applicant Jennifer Winter University of Calgary
Collaborators Alana Westwood The University of Winnipeg
Title Public interest determination in environmental decision-making:  A synthesis of best practice and comparison to recent practices in Canada
Years 1
Funding $30,000.00
Applicant Maya Gislason Simon Fraser University
Co-applicants Dawn Hoogeveen University of Northern British Columbia
Collaborators Christopher Buse The University of British Columbia
Margot Parkes University of Northern British Columbia
Title Gender-based analysis plus:  A knowledge synthesis to assist with the implementation and development of inclusive, diversity-focused, gender-sensitive impact assessment processes and indicator frameworks in Canada
Years 1
Funding $29,984.00

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