Working with developing countries to improve how they develop, manage and benefit from their natural resources.
The Canadian International Resources and Development Institute (CIRDI) is a coalition of The University of British Columbia (UBC), Simon Fraser University (SFU), and École Polytechnique de Montréal (EPM) formed as an independent, international Institute to assist developing countries to leverage the potential of their natural resources of minerals, oil and gas, into long-term sustainable livelihoods.
Since before I arrived as executive director of CIRDI in April 2014, a small group of students has taken exception to the existence of the Institute. I appreciate the respectful exchanges we have had and I continue to welcome discussion and debate. Healthy dialogue makes us stronger as an organization and helps us clarify or […]