Prime Minister Justin Trudeau introduced Wednesday that Indigenous scholar Margo Greenwood has been appointed to the Senate, filling a emptiness in British Columbia.
Greenwood is of Cree ancestry, is an officer of the Order of Canada, and is a researcher and creator with greater than 30 years of expertise in well being fields, in accordance to the Prime Minister’s Office. A professor at the University of Northern British Columbia, Greenwood has centered on Indigenous well being and well-being.
She will probably be sitting as an unbiased senator, changing into the 63rd unbiased appointment to the Senate made on Trudeau’s recommendation, since he enacted an unbiased advisory board to assist advise on Senate appointments.
“Today, I welcome Dr. Margo Greenwood as Parliament’s latest unbiased senator. Dr. Greenwood’s educational experience, dedication to well being and schooling, and dedication to the well-being of Indigenous communities will make her a powerful voice for British Columbians,” Trudeau stated in an announcement. “I look ahead to working together with her, and with all senators.”