Chris Southcott, Professor
Chris Southcott is the Principal Investigator for the SSHRC MCRI sponsored research network Resources and Sustainable Development in the Arctic (ReSDA). Its mandate is to develop ways to ensure that a larger share of resource development benefits stay in the region for the people of North with fewer costs to communities.
Raised in Northern Canada he has been involved in community-based research in the Circumpolar North for over 30 years. During these years he has published over 120 scientific reports, books, book chapters, and articles dealing with social and economic change in Northern Canada and the rest of the circumpolar world. Over the past 15 years he has led several major Canadian and international research initiatives dealing with social and economic development in northern regions and played a leading role in research development for the University of the Arctic.