October 21, 2022
The Faculty of Applied Science is proud to recognize another achievement of Dr. Margaret Moss, School of Nursing professor and Director of the First Nations House of Learning, on becoming one of 100 new members to the US National Academy of Medicine.
Election to the Academy is considered one of the highest honours in the fields of health and medicine and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service.
Dr. Moss has been elected for her “exemplary leadership in nursing, law, and Indigenous health inequities as the only American Indian nurse with a Ph.D. and a J.D.” She also published the first nursing text on American Indian health and, as Director of the First Nations House of Learning, co-led the Indigenous Strategic Plan at UBC.
“I am so honored and humbled to have been elected by and into this august body,” said Dr. Moss. “I have devoted my professional life to health care and as an Indigenous nurse to illuminating where health inequities occur in all the attendant layers and complexities, and seeking to decreasing these gaps for the most marginalized groups.
“This recognition is testament that I am not alone in understanding the urgency and importance of this work.”
Dr. Moss is also being recognized as one of BC’s most influential leaders in equity, diversity and inclusion by Business in Vancouver in the BIV BC 500 list this year.