Northwest Territories Representative

Julia Janicki

RN, BFA, BSN
Julia Janicki

Background

Julia began her nursing career in the small town of Hay River, Northwest Territories which is located on Treaties 11 and 8 Territory, of the West Point First Nation and Hay River Dene, respectively. She planned on coming up north for only one year, and four years later she is deeply invested in the health and wellbeing of her community.

Education

Julia completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts at the University of Victoria before making the switch to nursing. She obtained her BSN at the University of Calgary in 2017. She is currently working on a degree in biological science and ecological restoration with plans to pursue graduate studies, exploring how environmental factors such as climate change impact northern populations.

Career

Julia has worked in public health, acute medical-surgical, antenatal and emergency care in the Northwest Territories. She is particularly passionate about maternal and child wellbeing and is a certified Nobody’s Perfect parenting course facilitator.

Interests

Julia is passionate about the health of northern Canadians, particularly in areas that are seriously affected by climate change, boil water advisories and food disparities. She hopes to raise awareness about the role nurses can play in improving outcomes for Canadians affected by the changing environment. Julia is also a volunteer firefighter and emergency medical responder. In 2019 she represented the Northwest Territories in the annual Canadian Firefighters Curling Competition in Kelowna BC.