Hardly a day goes by without prominent national or local headlines that capture either the positive or negative impacts associated with our natural resource economy.
Public interest is high and most related discussions appear polarised revealing different perspectives.
For example, shale gas exploration and development activities have brought this industry to the forefront of this heightened interest.
This forum is designed for those interested in participating in an open and science-based learning experience which will tackle key issues and concerns that surround the entire natural resource economy.
This forum will also attempt to further the understanding of the forces that are shaping perspectives and influencing decisions that affect our society’s future economic well-being, and the protection and preservation of our environment.
The key objectives of the FORUMe are:
- To explore social changes that shape perspectives and attitudes toward the broad natural resource sector.
- To have a structured intellectual sharing of ideas and perspectives that will capture current polarising issues that are dominating social and mainstream media across the continent and the world.
- To encourage a multitude of differing views to be heard, debated and challenged in an intellectual context.
It is important to note that this forum will not serve to endorse any particular views or perspective.
FORUMe Chair FORUMe Co-Chair
Roger Ouellette David Coleman
Professor, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Professor, Dean of Engineering
Université de Moncton University of New Brunswick