Cast Your Vote – Midwifery Student being nominated for a “changing the world” award

Shannon Greenwood, a midwifery student has been nominated for a “changing the world” award.

Shannon is from the rural island of Haida gwaii. She left this island and moved her family to Vancouver to become a midwife four years ago so she could bring birth back to her community one day. She has continued to work with the government to work on getting ‘well women’ care and addressing all the stages of conception to birth for the many burgeoning families that populate this island. Traditionally these women have had to leave their territory for healthcare in the nearest tertiary centre. Shannon has been very committed to her community and has made tremendous sacrifice to relocate her three children and family to gain this UBC degree. She is graduating this year and continues to work on reform for this primarily first nations community to access the services that its citizens deserve. Her commitment to helping others is big and her heart is large to see.

The nominations are in and now it’s your turn to vote for the UBC student who’s most likely to change the world upon graduation. Please visit to cast your vote.

The winner will be featured on the cover of UBC Reports and receive complimentary regalia rental for spring congregation, courtesy of UBC Ceremonies & Events; and a diploma frame, courtesy of UBC Alumni.

Voting is open to all members of the UBC community – students, faculty, staff and alumni – at both the Vancouver and Okanagan campuses. One vote per person, per day, please.

Voting ends 4:30pm PDT on April 8. Winner will be announced on April 9.