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Christina Goldhar

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Geography and Planning
Queen's University
Memorial University

    Christina Goldhar is a Doctoral Candidate in Geography and Planning at Queen’s University and the Project Coordinator of “At Home in the North”, a SSHRC-CMHC research partnership. Her research investigates housing insecurity and homelessness in Nunavut and Nunatsiavut, connecting the “housing crisis” with public policy, governance and the welfare of women, children and families. She is a former resident of Nain, Nunatsiavut where she worked as the Director of Policy and Planning for the Nunatsiavut Government, and served on the Board of Directors of the Nain Safe House for women and children. Prior to returning to graduate school, Christina was a Forskningsingenjör (Research Engineer) at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. She has been working for and with northern communities in Canada and Greenland since 2008 on research projects focused on housing, health and environment. Christina completed a bachelor’s degree in Environment and Development at McGill University and a master’s degree in Geography at Memorial University. She holds a SSHRC J.A. Bombardier Canada Graduate Doctoral Scholarship, is a former recipient of the Arctic Inspiration Prize, and was recognized as an “Emerging Housing Scholar” by the Canadian Housing Evidence Collaborative in 2021. She currently sits as a member of the Expert Advisory Committee for the Nunavut Inuit Sustainable Housing Index (NISHI), led by Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. and the Association for Canadian Studies, Metropolis Institute; and as a member of the Memorial University Peer Advisory Group on Indigenous Research Relationships (PAIRR), nominated by the Nunatsiavut Government.