The Extractive Industries Research Group (EIRG) brings together faculty and graduate students at York University (and beyond) into a multidisciplinary collaborative research group on mining and other extractive industries.
Since forming in the spring of 2007, the group has provided research and organizational support for academic and civil society initiatives concerning the social, political, and environmental impact of these industries around the world.
Recent activities of the group include:
a national conference on mining held in Ecuador to coincide with that country's process of constitutional reform
an international conference at York on global extractive industries
publication of a special double-issue of the Canadian Journal of Development Studies on the topic of extractives
an international workshop on building a global research network on extactive industries
submission of a grant application to SSHRC to fund the development of such a network
Current members include professors and doctoral students from CERLAC and the departments of Political Science, Environmental Studies, and Osgoode Hall Law School, who meet to work on related projects, discuss the members' current research, and share resources.
The group's listserv carries information about events, publications, and current developments relating to extractives, and provides a forum for virtual discussion.
Researchers interested in getting involved with EIRG, and/or who wish to subscribe to its listserv, are encouraged to contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.