Sarah de Leeuw

Research Director

Sarah de Leeuw, a creative writer and human geographer, is an Associate Professor with the University of Northern British Columbia’s (UNBC) Northern Medical Program (NMP), the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia (UBC). She is a Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Career Investigator Scholar and a Research Associate with the National Collaborating Centre for Aboriginal Health (NCCAH). Her academic research—funded by both CIHR and SSHRC and focused on health inequalities, creative arts, colonial power and Indigenous peoples—appears widely in scholarly journals from The Annals of the American Association of Geographers and The Canadian Geographer to Medical Education and The International Journal of Mental Health and Addictions. The author of three books, including the 2013 Dorothy Livesay Award winning Geographies of a Lover, she is also a two time recipient of of a CBC Literary Prize for non-fiction. She grew up and lives in Northern British Columbia.