After more than 25 years as an educator, researcher and advocate at UNBC, Dr. Margo Greenwood will share her diverse expertise as she steps into her new role as a Senator.
Longtime University of Northern British Columbia Professor Dr. Margo Greenwood has been appointed to the Senate of Canada.
“I am honoured to be appointed as a Senator and look forward to contributing to the work of the Senate in an independent and non-partisan way,” Dr. Greenwood says. “My contribution to the Senate is grounded in my commitment to the health and well-being of all people, including Indigenous children and families. I’m proud to bring all of my lived experience to this work.”
Dr. Greenwood joined UNBC in 1997, serving in several roles. She is the Academic Director of the National Collaborating Centre for Indigenous Health. Recently she became the Interim Scientific Director of the Institute of Indigenous Peoples’ Health with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.
“The entire UNBC community is celebrating with Dr. Greenwood on this tremendous achievement,” says UNBC President Dr. Geoff Payne. “For 25 years, Dr. Greenwood has been one of the difference makers in our community. Now that she’s joining the Senate of Canada, the rest of the country will benefit from her extensive knowledge, wisdom, commitment to research and advocacy.”
In welcoming her as a Senator, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said, "Dr. Greenwood’s academic expertise, commitment to health and education, and dedication to the well-being of Indigenous communities will make her a strong voice for British Columbians."