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Dr. Suzanne Mills

Suzanne Mills named University Scholar

Labour Studies professor Suzanne Mills is one of six McMaster professors that have been named 2019 University Scholars, an award that recognizes the achievements of mid-career researchers.

May 14, 2019

Recipients of the prestigious University Scholar title have distinguished themselves as international scholars and have demonstrated a commitment to the discovery, communication and preservation of knowledge, excellence in education and pedagogy, and to serving local and global communities. Suzanne Mills is no exception.  

Over the past 15 years, Mills has developed an expertise on resource and construction employment in northern Canada and has worked with Indigenous communities to critically examine Indigenous employment plans. Suzanne’s research has asked diverse questions such as: How are unions engaging with Indigenous governments and Impact Benefit Agreements? and, How do gender and Indigenous identity influence workers’ experiences of work related mobility? Currently, Mills is leading a research project examining the experiences of LGBTQ+ workers in northern and southwestern Ontario in partnership with Unifor, the United Steelworkers and the Windsor Workers Centre.

Each University Scholar will receive $15,000 each year of the award (up to $60,000), provided by the provost and vice-president academic and the recipient’s dean.

The 2019 University Scholars are:

  • Thomas Adams, associate professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering
  • James McKillop, professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences
  • Michael McGillion, associate professor in the School of Nursing
  • Joanna Wilson, associate professor in the Department of Biology
  • Suzanne Mills, associate professor in the School of Labour Studies
  • Michael Schutz, associate professor in the School of the Arts