Stewart Muir is Executive Director of Resource Works.
Muir is a historian and award-winning journalist with a passion for the natural legacies of British Columbia. A graduate of Simon Fraser University and the University of British Columbia, he was a director of The Nature Trust of British Columbia from 2006 until 2014. During a fellowship at the renowned Centre for the Study of European Expansion at Leiden University in The Netherlands, he studied economic botany and the long-term consequences of deforestation and climate change.
Muir was a contributing author to The Sea Among Us: Life and History of The Strait of Georgia, an award-winning book edited by Richard Beamish and Sandy McFarlane. Published in November 2014, The Sea Among Us covers the natural and human history of a body of water that is of fundamental importance in every sense to all British Columbians. In April 2015, the title was awarded the BC Book Prize as "the most outstanding work that contributes to an understanding of British Columbia."
As lead writer of a civic-provincial review of Vancouver's 2011 Stanley Cup riot, Muir helped to frame recommendations to prevent such incidents in future.
In his work as a public historian, Stewart has shed light on incidents of racism and censorship from British Columbia's past.
While business editor and later deputy managing editor of The Vancouver Sun, Muir sought to make economic coverage compelling for a general audience. In the role of managing director, he launched Pagemasters North America, a Toronto-based enterprise producing editorial print sections of The Globe and Mail and The Toronto Star newspapers.
His writing has been published in numerous publications including The Vancouver Sun, The Province, the National Post, Saturday Night magazine, The Independent (London), The Georgia Straight, The Kelowna Courier, The Asian Post, the Far Eastern Economic Review and The Bulletin (Australia).
Barinder Rasode is Director of Social Responsibility for Resource Works.
She has extensive experience working with senior levels of government, stakeholders and the private sector to find common ground and encourage respectful, informed dialogue on diverse issues facing the resource industry, in order to tackle emerging challenges that threaten BC’s economic future.
Rasode is also on the Board of Directors for Fraser Health, providing governance and vision for the largest health authority in British Columbia. In her appointed role, she works with senior management to establish overall strategic direction, review long-term plans, and ensure appropriate community consultation.
She is the Co-Founder and Advisory Committee Chair for a unique series of conferences, each featuring 16 inspirational women who share stories of leadership, transformation, innovation, and how to succeed in today’s rapidly changing world. SheTalks Global is going into it's second year with it's popular events, SheTalks YVR, SheTalks Resources and SheTalks Technology.
In 2014 she was recognized by Vancouver Magazine as one of the 50 most powerful people in Vancouver.
Previously, Rasode served two terms as an elected City Councillor for the City of Surrey taking leadership roles in public safety and transportation.