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Jennifer McDougall, BComm, BA

Pronouns: she/her


Graduate Research Assistant

Faculty of Arts , Department of English

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Faculty of Arts , Department of English

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Educational Background

BA Honours English and Creative Writing, University of Calgary, 2022

BComm Marketing, University of Calgary, 1993

BA Political Science, University of Calgary, 1992


Participation in university strategic initiatives


Business Fictions: Gender Performance by Leaders

Jennifer McDougall's thesis-in-progress is a novel about professional women leading change in Alberta’s natural resource extraction industry and the entangled issues of resource stewardship, the physical and mental well-being of workers, corporate economic production, and responsible scientific and technological progress.

Patterns in Post Modern Familial Ideology: How does the evolving family negotiate happiness?

For her undergraduate honours thesis, Jennifer McDougall analyzed a range of family narratives and produced an original story of a family learning how to accommodate its own evolution in terms of blending, divorce, and cohabiting.

The Changing Character of the Forest Lawn Neighbourhood: The Relationship Between Reputation and Self-identity

Funded by the Program for Undergraduate Research Experience, Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning, summer of 2021. Once upon a time in Forest Lawn | News | University of Calgary (ucalgary.ca)


  • Carl O. Nickle Graduate Scholarship, Family and Friends of Carl O. Nickle, Alberta Natural Gas Co. Ltd (now Trans Canada Pipelines Limited). 2023
  • A.T.J. Cairns Memorial Scholarship, Estate of Professor A.T.J. Cairns. 2023
  • Travel Funding, Department of English, University of Calgary. 2023
  • A.T.J. Cairns Memorial Scholarship, Estate of Professor A.T.J. Cairns. 2022
  • Alberta Graduate Excellence Scholarship , Government of Alberta. 2022
  • Program for Undergraduate Research Experience, Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning. 2021
  • Creative Writing Award, Department of English, University of Calgary. 2021

"Energy in Alberta: Navigating Ambivalence as Beneficiaries"

- Energy Humanities Panel, 2023 Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Conference, Portland, Oregon 


"Dog or Ostrich? Sitting Pretty in the Face of Energy Uncertainty"

- Free Exchange 2023 Graduate Conference, University of Calgary


"Visual Adaptation for Contemporary Audiences: A comparison of the videogame, Elsinore and the film, Ophelia"

- British Shakespeare Association 2023 Liverpool Conference


"There Stands a Woman: A Synthetic Analysis of Silas Lapham’s Familial Partners"

- 2023 Southwest Popular/American Culture Association (SWPACA) Summer Salon, virtual


"Evolving Platforms in Shakespeare Engagement: Does Agency Impact Authenticity?"

- Authenticity and Adaptation: Association of Adaptation Studies Conference 2023, Birmingham, UK


"Alberta's Energy Sector: Bringing Stories of Female Leadership to the Surface"

- University of Calgary, Faculty of Graduate Studies, Three Minute Thesis Competition, 2023


Jennifer McDougall's fiction, creative non-fiction, and poetry can be found in RoomGeist, Salome, Our Canada, and The Firework Journal.