Brown Bag Lunch: Speaker Series
MEET GERTRUDE SAXINGER AND SUSANNA GARTLER FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF VIENNA, WHOSE RESEARCH LOOKS AT LABOUR MOBILITY AND COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION IN MINING IN YUKON.
Jobs are considered a crucial and most visible benefit from the mining industry for First Nations and non-Indigenous communities in the Yukon. However, workers need a high level of flexibility in order to pursue a sustainable career in mining.
On the one hand, boom and bust cycles bring about uncertainties: flying out to mines in other provinces or being trained in other professions are potential coping strategies. On the other hand, mining requires living rotationally in camps for periods of time, which demands specific skills in balancing work life and private life.
First Nation communities have been part of, or impacted by, this industry during a century in which massive cultural changes have occurred. This leads today to cultural revival of traditional practices alongside methods of sustainably developing an unpredictable mining sector.
THURS MAR 23
BRING YOUR LUNCH!
The Yukon College Brown Bag Lunch Series is an opportunity for instructors, researchers, and students of Yukon College to share knowledge with the public in an informal setting.