Tania Dick – Acting on Commission Reports to Prevent Unnecessary & Preventable Deaths
Tania hails from the Dzawada’enuxw First Nations of Kingcome Inlet and has been a registered nurse in British Columbia for 18 years. Her entire career has been spent in rural and remote nursing, specializing in emergency and Aboriginal health. She attained her Master of Nursing degree in the nurse practitioner program at UBC in 2010. She currently works full time as a general duty nurse in her father’s rural village of Alert Bay, BC.
Both of Tania’s parents are survivors of residential school and Tania knows inter-generational trauma through lived experience. Although her mother came from such tragic beginnings, she became the first Indigenous person to graduate from the UBC School of Nursing with Bachelor of Science degree. Tania draws on her mothers strength, resilience and determination and became the first Indigenous person to graduate from the UBC School of Nursing’s Master of Nursing – Nurse Practitioner program.