The weekend will provide a review of the CBERN Research, Capacity Building and Public Dialogue initiatives underway.
We hope you will be able to join us.
The program will follow the format of previous conferences, with the exception of Thursday, May 27, 2010:
PhD Cluster Meeting/Workshop
Thursday May 27:
PhD Cluster Meeting and Research Workshop: A day long PhD research workshop Fred Bird
, a key participant in CBERN and a leading business ethics and CSR research scholar, and Charles Sampford
, (Director of,the Institute for Ethics, Governance and Law, a joint initiative of the UN University, Griffith University, Queensland University of Technology, Convenor or the ARC Governance Research Network, and President, International Institute for Public Ethics) will be special guests and workshop participants.
CBERN Advisory Board Meeting
Friday May 28: Public Dialogue - Theme Day: "Human Rights, Resource Extraction and First Nation Economic Development
The day will begin with an exploration of emerging international perspectives on business and human rights led by Prof. Charles Sampford. This will be followed by MP John McKay, author of Bill C-300, on the ethical responsibilities of Canadian mining companies engaged in resource extraction in developing countries with John Lewis from KAIROS Canada and Gord Peeling from the Mining Association of Canada.
Next, a panel chaired by Jim Cooney and joined by Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy, and Petroleum Executive Director Jean Vavrek will begin the task of identifying where research is required to support current efforts to advance Canadian CSR initiatives particularly in the resource sector.
The afternoon will be led by Prof. Ben Bradshaw and feature an interactive discussion with Consultant Allen Edzerza on the new Impact-Benefit Agreement Community Toolkit with a particular emphasis on First Nation impacts of mining developments in the Schefferville area, an area of CBERN research activity.
CBERN Annual Meeting
Saturday May 29: Saturday morning will be devoted to a discussion of research activities in which CBERN is currently engaged. Much of the afternoon will focus on CBERN policy issues, exciting website developments and a business agenda.
Special Research Project Planning
Sunday May 30: An opportunity to discuss special projects by the network and network members. Further details to be announced in May.
Please Note: Sunday meetings will end shortly after noon. Participants are invited to stay over Sunday night at their own expense.