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Faculty of Science School Of Geography & Earth Sciences
Faculty of Science

School Of Geography & Earth Sciences

Suzanne Mills
Suzanne Mills

Contact Info

Associate Professor, Labour Studies programme
Kenneth Taylor Hall, Rm 701B
(905) 525-9140 ext. 24810
(905) 546-0463
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Suzanne Mills is currently on research leave.

Summary

Building and Construction Trades' Work in Canada's North, Gender and northern resource development, Gender, sexuality and worker experiences, Indigenous peoples, work and unions, Work in northern regions and resource industries

Dr. Suzanne Mills earned a B.Sc. in Wildlife Biology at McGill University, an M.Sc. in Biological Conservation from the University of Alberta and a Ph.D. in Human Geography from the University of Saskatchewan. Her research interests are situated at the intersection of labour geography, geographies of Aboriginal peoples and environmental geography.

Specifically, her current research examines how labour unions are changing in response to institutional changes in the north and is entitled: "Effecting change in long-standing institutions: Aboriginal employment and labour unions in northern resource development projects." This project is funded by a SSHRC Research Development Initiative grant.

A second research project is examining how faculty and support staff unions at a community college in British Columbia were involved with initiatives to increase First Nations' control over and representation within the college. "Union solidarity and Aboriginal difference: broadening the parameters of worker equality within a Canadian public sector union."

Publications

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Lewis, N. & Mills, S. 2016. Seeking security: Gay labour migration and uneven landscapes of work. Labour Mobilities. Environment & Planning A. doi: 0308518X16659773 48(12): 2484-250.

McCreary, T., Mills, S. & A. St-Amand, 2016 Lands and Resources for Jobs: How Aboriginal Peoples Strategically Use Environmental Assessments to Advance Community Employment Aims. Canadian Journal of Public Policy. 42(2):212-223

Cox, D. & Mills, S. 2015. Gendering Environmental Assessment: Women’s Participation and Employment Outcomes at Voisey’s Bay. Arctic 68(2) June:141-282.

Mills, S.E. & McCreary, 2013. Negotiating neoliberal empowerment: Aboriginal people, educational restructuring, and academic labour in the north of British Columbia, Canada. Antipode 45(5): 1298-1317.

Mills, S.E. & Sweeney, B. 2013. Employment Relations in the Neo-Staples Resource Economy: IBAs and Aboriginal Governance in Canada's Nickel Mining Industry. Studies in Political Economy, Spring 91: 7-33.

Mills, S.E. 2012. Restructuring in the forest sector and the re-shaping of women's work identities. The Canadian Geographer. 56(1):39-57.

Mills, S.E. & McCreary, T. 2012.  Social unionism, partnership and conflict: union engagement with Aboriginal peoples in Canada.  In: Ross, S. & Savage, L. (eds.) Rethinking the Politics of Labour in Canada.  Black Point, Nova Scotia & Winnipeg, Manitoba, Fernwood, pp. 116-131.

Mills, S.E.  2011. White and Aboriginal women workers’ perceptions of diversity management practices in a multinational forest company.  Labour/Le Travail 67: 45-76

Mills, S.E. 2011. Beyond the blue and green: the need to consider Aboriginal peoples relationships to resource development in labour-environment campaigns. Labour Studies Journal. 36(1): 104-121.
Mills, S.E. & Clarke, L. 2009 “We will go side by side with you.” Labour union engagement with Aboriginal peoples in Canada.  Geoforum 40(6): 991-1001.

Mills, S.E. 2007.  Limitations to inclusive unions from the perspectives of white and Aboriginal women forest workers in the northern prairies: interrogating anti-union sentiment. Just Labour: A Canadian Journal of Work and Society. 11: 66-79.

Mills, S.E. 2006.  Segregation of women and Aboriginal people within Canada’s forest sector by industry and occupation.  Canadian Journal of Native Studies 26(1): 147-171.

Mills, S.E. & McCreary, T.  2006.  Culture and power in the workplace: Aboriginal women’s perspectives on practices to increase Aboriginal inclusion in forest processing mills.  Journal of Aboriginal Economic Development 5(1): 40-50.

Mills, S.E. & Macdonald, S.E. 2005. Factors influencing bryophyte assemblage at different scales in the western Canadian boreal forest. The Bryologist 108(1):86-100.

Mills, S.E. & Macdonald, S.E. 2004. Predictors of moss and liverwort species diversity of microsites in conifer-dominated boreal forest. Journal of Vegetation Science 15:189-198.

McMaster University - Faculty of Science

Mailing Address

School of Geography and Earth Sciences
McMaster University

General Sciences Building, Room 206
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
L8S 4K1

Contact Information

Office Hours:
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Telephone Inquiries:
+1 (905) 525-9140 ext.24535
Email Inquiries:
sges@mcmaster.ca

McMaster University - Faculty of Science

Mailing Address

School of Geography and Earth Sciences
McMaster University

General Sciences Building, Room 206
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
L8S 4K1

Contact Information

Office Hours:
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Telephone Inquiries:
(905) 525-9140 ext. 24535
Email Inquiries:
sges@mcmaster.ca