Stewart Muir

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.