Marnie Kramer-Kile is an Assistant Professor at Mount Royal University in the School of Nursing. Marnie currently teaches in pathophysiology, pharmacology, and chronic illness management. Marnie obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the Misericordia Hospital/University of Alberta Collaborative program and a Masters in Adult Education from the University of Alberta. Marnie is currently completing her doctoral studies in Nursing at the University of Toronto. Marnie’s current research explores health behaviour change in individuals living with cardiac disease and type 2 diabetes. Marnie is a qualitative researcher who uses both nursing and social theory to study individuals living with chronic illness who are engaging in self-care practices. Joseph is an Associate Professor at Mount Royal University in the School of Nursing. Currently his teaching assignments include medical/surgical clinical experiences, Pharmacology, Pathophysiology, and Community Health. Joseph Osuji has had various international professional nursing experiences. He obtained his Bachelors of Nursing from the University of Nigeria Nsukka with honours and a Masters of Nursing from the University of Calgary. He has also completed his doctoral studies in Nursing, also at the University of Calgary. His Doctoral Dissertation explored the meaning of the experience of exiting homelessness among women. He is interested in research questions that deal with the social determinants of health, homelessness, social justice and poverty.