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Kimberly Fairman

PhD Candidate in Public Health and Social Policy, University of Victoria

Kimberly Fairman is Nunavummiut her home community is Taloyoak. She is the Executive Director at the Institute for Circumpolar Health Research and holds the NEIHR Grant for the Northwest Territories and Yukon. Kimberly was trained in Nursing and obtained her Master of Public Health Degree from the University of Alberta. She is currently a PhD Candidate at the University of Victoria in Public Health and Social Policy. She is working with researchers, Indigenous knowledge holders, clinicians and policy makers in health systems research that impacts on the northern patient experience. Playing an important role by weaving partnerships into the research fabric, engaging with communities and building northern capacity for health research. Kimberly has been showcasing the valuable contribution of northern communities, practitioners, and indigenous knowledge holders to the modern research agenda. Kimberly also serves on the board of the Canadian Society for Circumpolar Health.