Spinning a Northern Web: Women Using Information and Communication Technology to Network for Health and Wellness

By Christina McLennan, Dawn E. Hemingway and Gerard Bellefeuille.

Published by The Technology Collection

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Spinning a Northern Web is a research project conducted entirely online to explore women’s use of Information and Communication Technology to network for health and wellness

Keywords: Women, ICT, Virtual Community-Building, Online Networking, Health and Social Policy, Northern/Rural and Remote

International Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society, Volume 2, Issue 2, pp.49-58. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.036MB).

Christina McLennan

Christina McLennan is a graduate of the Masters of Social Work Program at the University of Northern British Columbia. Christina’s teaching and research interests include the utilization of information and communication technology in social work education and social work policy and practice; disability issues and women’s equality. She is also involved in research and community development activities involving women’s health in northern, rural and remote communities. In addition, Christina coordinates the Women North Network, a primarily internet-based network of women from British Columbia, working to address the social determinants of women’s health and health and social policy in northern, rural and remote communities.

Prof. Dawn E. Hemingway

Dawn Hemingway is an Assistant Professor and Chair of the Social Work Program at the University of Northern British Columbia with teaching and research interests that include community organizing, capacity-building and research, social policy development and northern/remote health and quality of life. She has an extensive history and involvement with coalition and network building in northern communities. Recent publications include Living North of 65 years: A Community Process to Hear the Voices of the Northern Seniors and Informal Learning Across the North: Women Connecting to Build Healthy Northern Communities.

Dr. Gerard Bellefeuille

Gerard Bellefeuille is an Associate Social Work Professor at the University of Northern British Columbia. Before arriving at UNBC in August of 2001, Gerard spent over twenty years working in the human services field advocating and facilitating a shift in ‘purpose’ towards community wellness and building a community-based learning governance approach in support of this new direction. He authored two books entitled, Breaking the Rules: Transforming Governance in Social Services and All Together Now: Creating a Social Capital Mosaic. Gerard has an extensive research background dealing with issues of community governance, social capital, organizational development, technology dependent children, and computer-mediated learning.


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