Joshua Barrett

MA Candidate, Department of Geography, Memorial University
jbarrett@mun.ca 

Born and raised in Newfoundland, Josh has a strong interest in regional development within rural communities and how the two are interconnected. He completed his Bachelor of Arts at Memorial University in 2014, where he focused his studies in Geography and Political Science. Currently, he is completing his Master of Arts in Memorial’s Geography department. The purpose of Josh’s Masters research is to study the impacts of employment mobility on source communities, with a particular emphasis on the case of nickel processing workers in Long Harbour, NL. While existing literature about commuting impacts on communities has focused on the construction phase of megaprojects, generally a temporary form of employment, more research is needed to understand how commuting affects communities within the operation phase, which provides more permanent employment.

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