Executive Director, Resource Works Society
Stewart Muir is the executive director of the Resource Works Society, a non-profit group based in Vancouver that since 2014 has communicated about the importance of the natural resource sectors and demonstrated how responsible development of resources creates jobs and incomes, both directly and indirectly, while maintaining a clean and healthy environment. Resource Works also explores the long-term economic future of British Columbia as a place that depends on the responsible development, extraction and transportation of Canadian and provincial resources. Stewart is a historian by training and was co-author of The Sea Among Us: The Amazing Strait of Georgia that won several awards including the Roderick Haig-Brown Prize for the book that contributes the most to the enjoyment and understanding of the province of British Columbia. As a journalist he has been based in western Canada, Asia, Australia and Europe, and spent a decade and a half at The Vancouver Sun in various roles including business editor, responsible for mining and exploration coverage. Stewart regularly brings his perspectives on the social, cultural and broader economic dimensions of resource industries to audiences from Whitehorse to New Delhi and in between, and is frequently quoted in news media. He served two terms on the board of the Nature Trust of BC and is an ardent salmon fisherman.