Margaret Moss moves to Minnesota

UBC bids farewell to Dr. Margaret Moss as she takes her expertise to the University of Minnesota.

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As of August 25, 2023, Dr. Margaret Moss left her role as Director of the First Nations House of Learning and as Professor in the School of Nursing. She has taken up a new position as Associate Dean of Nursing and Health Policy and the Katherine R. & C. Walton Lillehei Chair in Nursing Leadership at the University of Minnesota

Margaret began working with the school in 2018 and has made significant contributions to advancing Indigenous engagement at the school and across the campus, as well as to the fields of nursing research and public health. She led the Anti-racism committee and the Indigenous Cultural Safety committee at the school and was a co-lead in UBC's Indigenous Strategic Plan (ISP). She also held the role of Interim Associate Vice President of the Equity and Inclusion office for six months in 2022. 

In his announcement memo to heads, directors, and deans, Bhushan Gopaluni, Acting Provost and Vice-President, Academic at UBC Vancouver, noted these further achievements:

As an exemplary leader in nursing, law and Indigenous health inequities, Dr. Moss was appointed to the Board of Population Health and Public Health Practice of the National Academy of Medicine in early 2021, and later that same year she was elected to the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Nursing and added to Forbes’ “50 over 50 – Women of Impact” list. Subsequently, in October last year she was elected as a member of the US National Academy of Medicine – one of the highest honours in the fields of health and medicine.   

On behalf of the university, I would like to thank Dr. Moss for her manifold contributions to UBC and wish her well in her new role. 

Though she is no longer physically on campus, Margaret has definitely left her mark at UBC. In fact, as a member of the joint Land and Food Systems and Applied Science team that created the "Weaving Relations" course, Margaret's video lessons will continue to help us explore Indigenous histories, people, and contexts, as well as settler colonialism in Canada, through the lens of Indigenous-Canadian relationships. 

Though we are sorry to see her go, we congratulate Margaret on this next step in her career and look forward to her further contributions to nursing, law, and Indigenous cultural safety.

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