Dr. Sean Markey is Associate Dean, Faculty of Environment, and an Associate Professor with the School of Resource and Environmental Management at Simon Fraser University. His research concerns issues of local and regional economic development, rural and small-town development, community sustainability, and sustainable infrastructure. Sean continues to work with municipalities, non-profit organizations, Aboriginal communities and the business community to promote and develop sustainable forms of community economic development. He also serves as co-Chair on the Board of Directors with the Vancity Community Foundation.
Sean and Greg Halseth will be looking at resource sector workers through mining industry activity in Mackenzie and Williams Lake. Current economic activity in both of these communities will allow us to conduct a real time examination of the mine construction and operations workers as they participate in the local economy.
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