B.C. Indigenous scholar Margo Greenwood appointed as senator

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced the appointment of a new Senator, Margo Greenwood, who will represent British Columbia.

Greenwood is a distinguished scholar of Cree ancestry with expertise in the health and education of Aboriginal children.

She came to the Red House after working as a professor of education at the University of Northern British Columbia.

Greenwood was named interim scientific director of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research Institute’s Indigenous Health Institute, which is hosted by the university, for a three-year term in June.

Since 2004, she has also served as the Academic Lead for the National Collaborative Center for Indigenous Health.

Her appointment was made on the recommendation of an independent advisory committee, which assesses applications for Senate vacancies and advises the Prime Minister.

Greenwood is the 63rd senator to join the House of Lords through the process, which Trudeau proposed early in his term.

In a statement, Trudeau said her academic expertise and dedication to the well-being of Aboriginal communities will “make her a powerful voice for British Columbians.”

Canadian media

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