Dr. Margo Greenwood is the former Vice President of Indigenous Health. Margo held the roll from June 2013 to April 2022.
Margo is also Academic Leader of the National Collaborating Centre for Indigenous Health, is an Indigenous scholar of Cree ancestry with years of experience focused on the health and well being of Indigenous children, families and communities. She also holds a Professor appointment in both the First Nations Studies and Education programs at the University of Northern British Columbia.
While her academic work crosses disciplines and sectors, she is particularly recognized regionally, provincially, nationally and internationally for her work in early childhood care and education of Indigenous children and public health. Margo has served on numerous national and provincial federations, committees and assemblies, and has undertaken work with UNICEF, the United Nations, and the Canadian Reference Group to the World Health Organization Commission on Social Determinants.
Margo received the Queen's Jubilee medal in 2002 in recognition of her years of work to promote awareness and policy action on the rights and well-being of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal children, youth and families. In 2009, Margo received the Perry Shawana Child Care Award from the BC Aboriginal Child Care Society in recognition for her leadership and commitment to creating “quality” childcare and early learning services for First Nations / Aboriginal children in British Columbia. Margo was also recognized in 2010 as the ‘Academic of the Year’ by the Confederation of University Faculty Associations’ of BC for her research contributions to the wider community. Most recently she was honoured with the National Aboriginal Achievement Award for Education in 2011. In 2021, Margo was appointed as an Officer of the Order of Canada for "her scholarship as a professor of early childhood education, and for her transformational leadership in Indigenous health policy."