Dr. Gwen Healey was born and raised in Iqaluit, Nunavut and it is in this community that she continues to live and work with her family. She is the Executive and Scientific Director of the Qaujigiartiit Health Research Centre in Iqaluit, NU. Dr. Healey received her PhD in Public Health from the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto. Drawing upon existing community strengths and resources, and strengthening capacity to conduct research in the North, is the key to addressing a number of health concerns presently and over the coming years. For this reason, Gwen founded the Qaujigiartiit Health Research Centre (AHRN-NU) with the late Andrew Tagak Sr. in 2006.