Colin Bonnycastle is the director of the University of Manitoba’s Northern Social Work Program. His time as an associate professor has most recently focused on yearly homelessness counts in Thompson, Manitoba. These counts have served as building blocks for the community to move forward and develop solutions to reduce homelessness. Colin has also been known for his valuable experiential learning processes, allowing students to interact with communities and learn outside of the classroom. For example, his work involving photo voice generated into a community based research project with students in a First Nation regarding water and sewage issues. Colin is currently the principle investigator on a qualitative study entitled “Reestablishing their lives: The issues of affordable housing for women and their children escaping violent relationships in Northern Manitoba”.