Institute for Circumpolar Health Research
Kimberly Fairman is the Executive Director at the Institute for Circumpolar Health Research (ICHR). She leads a strategy for the ICHR that aims to engage with communities, building northern capacity for health research. Kimberly is showcasing the valuable contribution of Indigenous knowledge holders, northern communities and practitioners to the modern research agenda.
Ms. Fairman spent over 20 years in the federal and territorial public service with senior responsibilities in all three northern territories. She was trained as a nurse at Aurora College and completed a Master of Public Health degree at the University of Alberta.
She serves on the Board of Directors for the Canadian Society for Circumpolar Health, was recently awarded the Harkness Fellowship in Health Care Policy and Practice from the Commonwealth Fund and is a member on the Polar Knowledge Board of Directors.
Ms. Fairman is Nunavummiut, her home community is Taloyoak, NU.
Description of research program:
I have a broad interest in Indigenous health and wellness and Indigenous research methods which includes health policy development, food and wellness, traditional activities and Indigenous epistemologies.
Elman, A. Etter, M. Fairman, K. Chatwood, S. International Congress on Circumpolar Health 2018, Oral Presentation no. 177, Mental Health Services in the Northwest Territories: A Scoping Review.
Fairman, K. Chatwood, S. International Congress on Circumpolar Health 2018, Oral Presentation no. 59, Communities of Practice in the Northwest Territories, A model for patient engagement in health system transformation.
Fairman, K. Northern and Rural Health Research in Canada, Parliamentary Health Research Caucus Reception, Research Canada. Health Promotion and Resilience: Primary Prevention Research.
Fairman, K. Speakers Series on Post-Secondary Education, Department of Education, Culture and Employment, Government of the Northwest Territories.
Fairman, K, Larsen, C., Olesen, I., Ingemann, C. Nunamed 2019, Community of Practice in the Arctic: A Model for Patient Engagement in Greenland and the Northwest Territories.
Fairman, K, Larsen, C., Olesen, I., Ingemann, C. Arctic Circle 2019, Community of Practice in the Arctic: A Model for Patient Engagement in Greenland and the Northwest Territories
Fairman, K, Nowegesic, Marilee, Bryan, Alyssa. Readiness to Engage with First Nations, Inuit and Metis Organizations Webinar. September 2019. Canadian Council for Health Leadership/Health Standards Organization.
Elman, Etter, Fairman & Chatwood. International Journal of Circumpolar Health, 2019. Mental Health Services in the Northwest Territories: A Scoping Review https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31219779/