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Joanna Gaskell is the Manager of Educational Media for EduMine, who coordinates online course development and production. She has a background in environmental consulting, communications, and multimedia.

Child Labour: Getting Kids out of Mines and into Classrooms

The Int’l Day to End Child Labour seems a fitting time to look at what’s being done – and what isn’t – to keep kids out of the mining supply chain.

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Canadian International Resources and Development Institute (CIRDI) to Aid Resource Development in the Developing World

The University of British Columbia (UBC), in a coalition with Simon Fraser University and Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal (EPDM) have established the Canadian International Resources and Development Institute (CIRDI). From UBC’s website: “The Institute’s mandate is to act as a worldwide centre for expertise in the extractive industry sector, relating to developing countries needs in this arena. The institute will be a resource of best practice for: improving and strengthening resource-extraction governance; increasing capacity building in policy, legislation, regulatory development and implementation; and educating skilled

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