We are a research group based in the Department of Geography, Planning and Environment at Concordia University, Montréal, Québec. Under the leadership of Dr. Monica Mulrennan, our group is comprised of several graduate students and doctoral candidates, as well as many community partners.
Our research projects focus on environmental stewardship and resource use by indigenous and other local communities, more particularly in coastal and marine environments. We are interested in the use of traditional knowledge in resource management, the relationship between people and their territories, and how this influences protected area governance or resource management in general. Our two primary research sites are Torres Strait, northern Australia and Wemindji, eastern James Bay northern Québec, although some projects have taken place in other locations over the past few years.
Monica and some of her students are members of the Indigenous Stewartship of the Environment and Alternative Development (INSTEAD) research program, which is part of the Centre for Indigenous Conservation and Development Alternatives (CICADA).
Our research projects are funded through: SSHRC, FQRSC, NSTP, QCBS, and the Concordia University School of Graduate Studies.
May 16, 2017
Congratulations to Annie who successfully defended her Ph.D. Thesis today! With special thanks to Monica who has supported and guided her through this tedious, but rewarding, journey!
May 8-11, 2017
Kristy, Véronique, Chloe, Nafisa and Anne-Sophie will be presenting and participating at the "Taking Care of Our Land" Symposium, at Algoma University, Sault-Ste-Mary, Ont.
May 2-6, 2017, Victoria BC.
Monica has been invited to participate and present at the workshop: Affirming Indigenous Peoples’ Land Rights with Ethnoecology and Ethnobotany:
Strategies for Canada’s Future, organized by Dr. Nancy J. Turner (U. of Vic.)
April 11, 2017
Congratulations to Tariq who successfully defended his Master's thesis!!!
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