Kimberly Fairman is Nunavummiut her home community is Taloyoak. She is the Executive Director at the Institute for Circumpolar Health Research and holds the NEIHR Grant for the Northwest Territories. Kimberly was trained in Nursing and obtained her Master of Public Health Degree from the University of Alberta. She worked in both the federal and territorial public service in positions that included Director-General Operations at the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency, Director of Community Wellness and Social Services of the NWT Department of Health and Social Services. She is working with researchers, indigenous knowledge holders, clinicians and policy makers in health systems research that impacts on the northern patient experience. Playing an important role by weaving partnerships into the research fabric, engaging with communities and building northern capacity for health research. Kimberly has been showcasing the valuable contribution of northern communities, practitioners, and indigenous knowledge holders to the modern research agenda. Kimberly is an active board member for Polar Knowledge Canada and serves on the board of the Canadian Society for Circumpolar Health.