A. John Sinclair is a professor and the director of the Natural Resources Institute, University of Manitoba. His main research interest focuses on governance and learning as they relate to resource and environmental decision making. He has been very active over the last twenty-five years in relation to environmental assessment law and policy. Through current research grants, he is considering the role of learning in meaningful participation, best approaches for incorporating climate change considerations in assessment, and the elements of next-generation assessment. John has been a member of the Canadian Environmental Network’s Environmental Planning and Assessment Caucus for many years and was also a member of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency’s Regulatory Advisory Committee, advisory to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency and then minister of environment and the recent Multi-Interest Advisory Committee, on federal assessment process reform and advisory to the minister of environment and climate change.