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Amber Fletcher

Amber Fletcher grew up on a grain farm near Kelvington, Saskatchewan, and has been determined to live in the prairies ever since. She holds a Bachelor degree (High Honours) in Women’s Studies from the University of Regina and a MA in Women’s Studies from York University, Toronto. She is currently completing an interdisciplinary PhD in Canadian Plains Studies at the University of Regina.

Amber’s farm background has shaped her research interest. She studies how prairie farm women are affected by major changes in agriculture – specifically, policy changes and climate extremes. In the winter of 2011, Amber travelled around Saskatchewan to speak with farm women about their experiences. In March 2012, she will share what she has learned from farm women at the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women in New York. 

Amber is a volunteer director for four community-based organizations across the province, including the Chair of the Women’s Information Network of Saskatchewan (WIN-S), a rural-urban women’s network. In 2011 she was awarded the Governor General’s Youth Award in Commemoration of the Person’s Case to recognize her work on gender equality issues.