British Columbia Project

Buzz, Boom, and Bust: The gendered impacts of the speculative phase of resource development in British Columbia

The BC study looks at how women, men, and diverse people living in and around Kitimat, British Columbia, experience the benefits and burdens of the pre-operational and speculative phase of resource development differently.

Kitimat was chosen as the study site because it has a deep history and experience of resource development, and because it will be the site of Canada’s first liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facility.

This study aims to support the development of social impact methodologies and policies to measure, respond to, and plan for how individuals and communities are impacted by natural resource development. A project brief is available, and more information is provided in the sections below.
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About the BC research project.

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Upcoming and past community events, presentations, and reports.
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Scholarly presentations, public lectures, articles, and media coverage.
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Supporters and funders of the research project.

This study is led by Dr. Marieka Sax at the University of Northern British Columbia with funding provided by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC).


Marieka Sax
Geography Program
University of Northern British Columbia
3333 University Way
Prince George, BC V2N 4Z9
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