Award Recipient

Jennifer Woo

jennifer-wooI am entering my second year of the Family Nurse Practitioner program at the University of British Columbia. My nursing background has mostly been in the Vancouver Downtown Eastside. I’ve worked on a HIV hospital ward, HIV primary care clinic, emergency department, the first and only addictions clinic in North America to provide prescription heroin and injectable hydromorphone, and a UBC research study aiming to support women healing from experiences of violence by incorporating traditional indigenous teachings. My prior studies in history and political science sparked a drive to learn more from the communities around me and work together for greater equity and wellness.

I volunteer with the Canadian Red Cross and am a member of the Canadian Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (CANAC). I have the fortune of doing work that aligns with my passions for advocacy and social justice. Every day, I am supported and inspired by compassionate and resilient patients and colleagues.

After graduation, I hope to work in primary health care in remote and urban settings. I am incredibly grateful for the opportunity to work in a profession that is meaningful, radical, challenging, heartwarming, and profound.

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