Sara Shuster

As a young nurse, Sara travelled to Ghana where her volunteer placement included managing a childrenā€™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 peopleā€”rather than just needs.