Completed masters thesis available here.
Chris has recently completed his MA thesis titled “Mobile Miners: Long distance commuting among mining workers in Whitehorse”. This project looks at the impact that rural mines in the Yukon have on their workers through long distance commuting operations (fly-in or drive-in). In February 2013 he conducted a small series of in-depth interviews with workers across a variety of backgrounds in Whitehorse including women, aboriginals, youth, labourers, tradespeople, and managers. Some of the findings show a negative work environment for aboriginals, issues retaining and recruiting youth, aboriginals, and local workers, safety issues at mine sites, and stress for workers who travel to Yukon from outside the region.
Check out the details of his ReSDA research project at http://wp.me/P4Bmyi-eZ
More about Chris Jones at https://www.lakeheadu.ca/academics/graduate/student-experiences/biographies/node/11125