Mapping Life in Fort McMurray

Diverse Relations of People, Oil, and Place (2007-2009)

Category Archives: 30s

SHELLY

“I came from the Philippines. I applied as a temporary foreign worker. I landed here first in Alberta in Grande Prairie but after two weeks… My employer has a branch … Continue reading

December 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

EFOSA

“I got a call while I was back home in [Africa] and they were interested in me coming to Fort McMurray. I’m like, where’s Fort McMurray? ‘Oh don’t worry we’ll take … Continue reading

October 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

CHARLOTTE

“I think that respect is a problem here. People don’t respect diversity, they struggle with it.  We try to teach people in our company, for example, that people from diverse … Continue reading

October 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

LORI

“Well my husband has been here for – it will be about 6 years now. And for me it will be 6 years in January…We moved back to Alberta because … Continue reading

October 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

LUCAS

“I used to own a nightclub and then I did a project in Calgary, didn’t work out too well. I decided to move to Montreal. Met someone and it didn’t … Continue reading

October 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

PAULINE

“My husband moved here last year, last December. He had a job with the Alberta government, so because of that we moved up here.  I found [my job with an … Continue reading

October 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

VICTOR

“Our son came along and no longer was it feasible for me to keep coming home at 8:30 at night completely exhausted. . . I’m physically going downhill, okay, and … Continue reading

October 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

MARK

“I grew up in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. As you probably know the economy there has been in the toilet for 30 years. So my entire growing up I always … Continue reading

October 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

MULAD

“I came from a big city [where] everything is run properly. When you come to a little small town, everything is upside down and everybody tells you that you can’t … Continue reading

July 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

FRANK

“Hey, I’m up here all week and then I think when I go home I turn around and I might be out to Medicine Hat the next day so I … Continue reading

July 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

PETE

“This is downtown area, this is downtown. Sometimes I come to downtown visit some bar. Ya I just take the bus to go to the bar have some drinks but … Continue reading

June 17, 2013 · Leave a comment
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