Dr. Gordon M. Hickey (McGill University) is seeking an exceptional postdoctoral researcher to join his research team to work on a project titled: Innovation, science, and trans-boundary environmental governance: Using social capital to enhance collaboration and co-learning in the management of the Great Lakes fisheries. The objectives of the research are to:
1. Define the Great Lakes fisheries policy network and assess the distribution of social capital (i.e., formal and informal communication and trust) among members;
2. Evaluate the extent to which network members share information and which collaborative mechanisms they utilize for this;
3. Determine the effects of several measures of social capital on policy-oriented learning and knowledge sharing within the trans-boundary policy network.
The project is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).