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Former Academic Lead Dr. Margo Greenwood elected Member of the RSC

Press Release

Sep 12, 2023

Congratulations for the prestigious recognition

Former Academic Lead of the National Collaborating Centre for Indigenous Health (NCCIH) Dr. Margo Greenwood O.C. has been elected Member of the Royal Society (RSC) of Canada. She joins a cohort of 58 new College Members of the RSC chosen by their peers in recognition of outstanding scholarly, scientific, and artistic achievements. Founded in 1882, the RSC promotes knowledge and innovation in the Arts, Humanities, and the Sciences, in Canada and around the world.

This national distinction adds to the many already bestowed on Dr. Greenwood during a career that included two decades at the helm of the NCCIH. An internationally recognized and highly respected Indigenous scholar of Cree ancestry, she is a researcher, author, and mother with over 30 years of experience focused on the health and well-being of Indigenous children, families, and communities.

Currently serving as Canadian Senator, Dr. Greenwood is also an Officer of the Order of Canada and the recipient of many honours and awards, including the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal for her work with Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal children in early childhood; the Perry Shawana Leadership and Advocacy Award from the British Columbia Aboriginal Child Care Society; the National Aboriginal Achievement Award (now Indspire Award) for Education from the National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation; and the Confederation of University Faculty Associations of British Columbia’s Academic of the Year Award.

Dr. Greenwood holds a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Alberta, a Master of Arts degree from the School of Child and Youth Care at the University of Victoria, and a Ph.D. in Education from the University of British Columbia. She resides in Vernon, British Columbia.


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