Author of eight literary books (creative non-fiction and poetry) and co-editor of five academic texts (including Determinants of Indigenous Peoples’ Health in Canada: Beyond the Social and Geopoetics in Practice), Dr. Sarah de Leeuw is an interdisciplinary scholar whose work focuses broadly on colonial violence, marginalized peoples, and overlooked geographies. Currently the President of the Canadian Association for Health Humanities (CAHH) and a member of the National Collaborating Centre for Indigenous Health (NCCIH) for more than 15 years, in 2017 de Leeuw was appointed to the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists. Author of more than 160 publications, from book chapters to journal articles and scholarly entries and media entries, de Leeuw was nominated in 2017 for a Governor General’s Literary Prize in non-fiction. De Leeuw holds a Western Magazine Gold Award, two CBC Literary Prizes for creative non-fiction, and the Dorthey Livesay BC Book Prize for poetry. She also holds a PhD from Queen’s University in historical-cultural geography and is a Professor and Canada Research Chair (Humanities and Health Inequities) with the Northern Medical Program in Prince George, a distributed site of UBC’s Faculty of Medicine. She grew up on Haida Gwaii and now divides her time between between Lheidli T’enneh/Dakelh Territory (Prince George) and Syilx Territory (Okanagan Centre), in so called British Columbia.