Born and raised in Fort Smith, Northwest Territories in a large Métis family, Candice Lys is now a Research Associate with the Institute for Circumpolar Health Research in Yellowknife.
She graduated with First Class Honors from the BA Honors (Sociology) program the University of Alberta and holds a MA (Health Promotion) from Dalhousie University.
is a doctoral student and Vanier scholar in the PhD (Public Health Sciences) program at the University of Toronto Dalla Lana School of Public Health
current research involves developing, implementing, and evaluating a sexual health theatre project with youth in the NWT (called FOXY; Fostering Open eXpression among Youth) using community-based participatory methods.
Candice is involved with numerous territorial, national, and international committees and conferences, including serving on the Scientific Committee for the 15th International Congress on Circumpolar Health.