Mapping Life in Fort McMurray

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

Category Archives: Resident for Several Years

JAVIER & CARLA

“We were still living in Venezuela after all these problem with PDVSA [the national oil company]. But the government was closing and closing the north and we say well, we … Continue reading

November 19, 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

GITA

“Four years we have been here. We are originally from India and we lived in the Middle East for some years. I have children. . .We came for landing. We stayed … 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

JOAN

“I got a call in June from the local 47 to go to Fort McMurray and I jumped on it. All I had to do is clean the rooms, bathrooms … 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

ALI

“The increased demand for highly skilled people within oil business brought these companies to accept the fact that they don’t have a choice, they have to hire some people who … Continue reading

October 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

JILL

“When we came here, we came for my husband’s work. He got a job here with Suncor. And for us it was a huge opportunity because we were struggling so … Continue reading

July 16, 2013 · Leave a comment
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