Sara Shuster

As a young nurse, Sara travelled to Ghana where her volunteer placement included managing a children’s ward, organizing a pharmacy, and working in an outpatient clinic.


Her volunteer experience gave her a newfound cultural competence that she applied to her work as a community health nurse in Vancouver and Winnipeg. At the University of Manitoba, where Sara taught for nine years, she encouraged students to discover the strengths and capacities of other people—rather than just needs.