Nov 9, 2013

Michelle Su, Nurse Educator, was elected to the Aboriginal Nurses Association of Canada Board of Directors, Education Seat at 
the National Forum, November 9th and 10th at the Marriott Vancouver Airport Hotel, Richmond, BC.

“Being elected to the Board of Directors (BOD) for the Aboriginal Nurses Association of Canada (ANAC) is an incredible honor and I am deeply humbled,” said Su. “I do understand the profound responsibility the BOD holds in influencing health care at a National level, with the goal of reducing health and health care access inequities experienced by First Nations, Metis, and Inuit People in Canada. However, I believe by working together and drawing upon the vast expertise and experience existing across the country, we will succeed in creating positive change.”

Su has been an instructor in the Langara School of Nursing for a number of years, in both clinical practice and classroom settings. As a member of the Aboriginal health committee within the School of Nursing, Su helped to integrate the Aboriginal health thread throughout the new nursing curriculum. 

“Working in partnership with Larry Railton, the Langara Aboriginal Student Services Manager, I believe my new BOD role will assist the School of Nursing’s commitment to enhancing our engagement with local, provincial, and national First Nations, Metis, and Inuit communities,” stated Su. “As well, it is my hope and goal to increase the number of Aboriginal students entering our Nursing program and graduating successfully into the workforce.“ 

Su is from the Larocque family, who are Cree speaking Metis from Lac Ste. Anne, Alberta.