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Suzanne Mills
Suzanne Mills

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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

Equity and unions; Gender; Aboriginal identity and work in natural resource industries, labour and the environment; Building and Construction Trades Unions; Gender and northern resource development.

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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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. & McCreary, 2013. Negotiating neoliberal empowerment: Aboriginal people, educational restructuring, and academic labour in the north of British Columbia, Canada. Antipode. Early view DOI: 10.1111/anti.12008 1-20.

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. 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.

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