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dc.contributor.advisorBlue, Gwendolyn
dc.contributor.authorBjarnason, Alicia Dawn
dc.date2018-11
dc.date.accessioned2018-05-24T18:56:56Z
dc.date.available2018-05-24T18:56:56Z
dc.date.issued2018-05-18
dc.identifier.citationBjarnason, A. D. (2018). A Space of their Own? A feminist exploration of gendered spatial relations in Professional Women’s Organizations in Alberta's Resource Sector. (Unpublished master's thesis). University of Calgary, Calgary, AB. doi:10.11575/PRISM/31933en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1880/106662
dc.description.abstractThroughout the life cycle of a geoscience career gender inequalities still exist, even in the face of legislative change. One response in Alberta is the formation of professional women’s groups. Drawing on feminist geography, the objective of this research was to explore the social relations and power structures involved within the work environment that categorized where women’s groups are created, why they are created, and the strategies used in addressing gender disparities and inequality. This mixed methods study included an inventory of current groups that exist in Alberta, an online survey to reach professional STEM women within the geoscience community who have been members of one or more professional women’s groups, and in-depth semistructured interviews with three key actors from one Alberta based group. The intended outcomes are to create evidence-based solutions, which in turn will help contribute to concrete solutions to better support professional female geoscientists in Alberta.en_US
dc.language.isoeng
dc.rightsUniversity of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.
dc.subjectGender Inequality
dc.subjectGeoscientists
dc.subjectFeminist Geography
dc.subjectGendered Space
dc.subjectAlberta Resource Industry
dc.subject.classificationGeographyen_US
dc.titleA Space of their Own? A feminist exploration of gendered spatial relations in Professional Women’s Organizations in Alberta's Resource Sector
dc.typemaster thesis
dc.publisher.facultyArts
dc.publisher.facultyGraduate Studies
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Calgaryen
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.11575/PRISM/31933
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts
thesis.degree.nameMA
thesis.degree.disciplineGeography
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Calgary
dc.contributor.committeememberSullivan, Rebecca
dc.contributor.committeememberMiller, Byron
dc.publisher.placeCalgaryen
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University of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.