Indigenous Student Programs Coordinator
Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Health, University of British Columbia
Savanah Knockwood is the Indigenous Student Programs Coordinator at the Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Health at the University of British Columbia. In her role she leads the student pillar, where she focuses on Indigenous student recruitment and retention initiatives for health science programs at UBC. The goal of her work is to increase Indigenous student participation in health science programs, to promote successful student recruitment and retention initiatives, and to increase the number of Indigenous health care professionals working in all sectors. Previously she worked with the UBC Faculty of Arts Aboriginal Student Affairs team where she promoted and supported Aboriginal student success, the Women’s Issues Branch with the Government of New Brunswick where she authored a fact sheet about violence against Aboriginal women, and as a research assistant with the Native Studies Department at St. Thomas University. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Asian Studies and International Relations from the University of British Columbia, and is a member is a member of the Mi’kmaq First Nation.