Dr. Julia Christensen
Dr. Yolande Pottie-Sherman
BA Geography (major), English (minor) - Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador, 2020.
Title of Project: “New home North: Housing experiences of newcomers in Canadian Northern cities.”
Research Project Description:
“New home North” is a community-based research project that aims to explore newcomer housing experiences in Canada’s Northern and Atlantic communities. The term “newcomers” will be used as an umbrella term that encompasses different recent arrival experiences, including temporary foreign workers and permanent residents that have been admitted within the last 10 years. The project will establish a particular concentration on communities in Newfoundland and Labrador, with a more specific focus on Happy Valley-Goose Bay (with hopes of a comparative analysis case study in St. John’s). Overall, the main objectives are: (1) to compare the housing barriers of newcomers in the studied locations; (2) examine the impact of international migration on housing infrastructure and services; (3) consider how any and all barriers may be addressed; and (4) promote social action through graphic design output meant to engage the Northern public.
ACE Space Lab
Barriers and issues related to international im/migration
Cultural and Urban/Rural Geographies
Critical Northern Geography
Housing security (affordability, accessibility and adequacy) in the North