Canada Research Chair (Tier II) in Northern Governance and Public Policy / Memorial University / St. John's, NL / Canada


b. 1986, HK.

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I was born and raised in beautiful Yellowknife, Northwest Territories (Denendeh), on the traditional homelands of the Yellowknives Dene. Yellowknife is my home, but it is not my homeland. As a northerner and a non-Indigenous scholar, my work is motivated by the desire to build understanding between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples through research, writing, teaching, but most importantly, listening and learning. 

My work lies at the intersection between social, cultural and health geographies, with a specialization in critical research with northern and Indigenous communities, in particular geographies of home and homelessness, health and housing, colonial formations, northern urbanization, cultural safety in health and social policy, and social determinants of health. I also work with arts-based methods such as creative writing, oral storytelling, and digital storytelling. 

I currently live and work in my new home, the lovely city of St. John's, which is the capital city of the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. This vast province is situated within the ancestral homelands of the Mi’kmaq and Beothuk, as well as those of the Inuit of Nunatsiavut and NunatuKavut and the Innu of Nitassinan. 

If you are interested in working with me as a graduate student, opportunities exist for fully-funded MA and PhD positions. Please feel free to contact me:



SN 2008, Sciences Building, St. John's Campus

IIC 2005, Bruneau Building, St. John's Campus

Office phone: 709 864 7448

Post: Department of Geography / Memorial University / St. John's, NL / A1B 3X9 / Canada