Author of seven 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. De Leeuw, a creative writer and human geographer, is a Professor and Canada Research Chair (Humanities and Health Inequities) with the University of Northern British Columbia’s (UNBC) Northern Medical Program (NMP), the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia (UBC). De Leeuw was nominated for a Governor General’s Literary Prize (Where it Hurts – https://newestpress.com/books/where-it-hurts) and awarded the Dorthey Livesay BC Book Award (Geographies of a Lover); she is also a two time recipient of a CBC Literary Prize for non-fiction and holds a Western Magazine Gold Award. Between 2012 and 2020, she held a Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Career Investigator Scholar with the the National Collaborating Centre for Indigenous Health (NCCIH) where she has been a Research Associate for more than a decade. Her academic research—funded by CIHR, SSHRC, and MSFHR, focuses on health inequalities, creative arts and critical health humanities, marginalized geographies, colonial violence, and Indigenous peoples. Her research appears in more that 140 scholarly and creative publications. In recognition of her outstanding interdisciplinary contributions across the country and beyond, de Leeuw was appointed in 2017 to The Royal Society of Canada, the College of New Scholars Artists and Scientists. 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.
Readings of creative writing; academic research presentation
Always interactive, always arts-based
In consultation with the school