Mapping Life in Fort McMurray

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

Category Archives: Professional in Oil Industry

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

BRAD

“My family moved here in 1970 from central Alberta.  My dad moved here to make .70 cents an hour more.  And it was a five-year plan. Fort McMurray starts as … Continue reading

October 17, 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

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

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

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

EVE

“This represents not living month to month. I can have time to learn things and I don’t worry about– So I feel like perhaps I don’t deserve to be where … Continue reading

June 17, 2013 · Leave a comment
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