Judith Kulig is a Professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Lethbridge, in Lethbridge, Alberta. Judith has devoted her research program to understanding rural health issues specifically addressing unique groups who live in rural areas (Low German Mennonites), nursing practice in rural and remote Canada and community resiliency through research on rural communities that experience disasters such as wildfires. Her research emphasizes community and decision maker involvement from its inception. In addition, she has implemented dissemination venues that reach the participants, residents and decision makers equally. Judith has published widely in multi-disciplinary journals and she has presented as a keynote speaker in Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Judith is past Chair of the Canadian Rural Health Research Society for which she was one of the founding members.