A nurse’s journey: Uzoma Asagwara on becoming the NDP Critic for Health, Seniors and Active Living

Talk Tuesday - August 18, 2020


Uzoma Asagwara, RPN
Member the of Legislative Assembly of Manitoba for Union Station, Critic for Health, Seniors and Active Living

Uzoma Asagwara is a Registered Psychiatric Nurse, former member of the Canadian National basketball team and recently made history as the first Black, Queer, Gender Non-Conforming person elected to the Manitoba Legislative Assembly and across Canada. 

They are the creator of QPOC Winnipeg, an initiative that creates safer spaces for and positive visibility and representation of Two-Spirit, Queer and Trans Black/Indigenous/People of Colour.  Uzoma has been a long-time advocate alongside newcomer and refugee communities, youth and grassroots organizations.

Uzoma previously worked in youth addictions and acute adult mental health for over 10 years, is an Addictions Specialist and is a passionate supporter of the arts, having served on that board of directors for The Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art.