Dr. Julia Christensen is a Canada Research Chair in Northern Governance and Public Policy and an Assistant Professor in Geography at Memorial University of Newfoundland. She has over 15 years’ professional experience working in the Canadian and circumpolar Norths, where her works addresses housing insecurity, homelessness, social determinants of health, and community-led housing planning. Dr. Christensen currently leads several interdisciplinary, university-community and pan-Northern research collaborations in the areas of community-led housing policy and provision, supportive and transitional housing, northern homelessness and social programming and services. She regularly partners with municipal, territorial and Indigenous governments as well as NGOs. She is also active engaged in the development of research storytelling through creative and arts-based methods of data collection, analysis and knowledge mobilization. Finally, Dr. Christensen is the author or co-editor of three books, 17 peer-reviewed journal articles, 6 book chapters, several conference papers and policy reports, and a range of research storytelling products. She co-leads with Drs. Pottie-Sherman and Lynch the Adaptive Cities & Engagement (ACE) Space, a research lab promoting social justice and inclusivity in small cities.