The Cumulative Impacts Research Consortium (CIRC) is a research and community outreach initiative based at the University of Northern British Columbia dedicated to enhancing our understanding of the positive and negative cumulative impacts of resource development in northern B.C. Our research aims to integrate environmental, community and health values and perspectives, and account for diverse forms of knowledge and information. Informed by our community outreach and engagement, CIRC seeks to enhance on the ground capacity to respond to issues related to cumulative impacts.

For an overview of the CIRC's research and outreach activities, we invite you to review our Annual Reports, found below:

To further support and develop the collaborative, consortium approach at UNBC, and to foster integrative, partnered research opportunities, the CIRC Steering Committee is establishing the new role of CIRC Associate. To learn more, and find out how to apply, please click on the below document:

CIRC 2020 Update

To learn more about our ongoing research projects, please visit the Research page.

To learn more about our past and upcoming workshops and events, please visit the Events page.

We also invite you to explore videos and resources from the 2018 CIRC Forum:

2018 CIRC Forum

Quick links for our founding organizations:

To find out more about "The past, present and future of UNBC's Cumulative Impacts Research Consortium," view our November 27, 2020 presentation on the NRESi Colloquium webcast here.

The CIRC is generously supported by: