Gwen was born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba. For four years she lived in Vancouver, where she attended Simon Fraser University and studied Health Sciences. At SFU, she developed her interests in health and well-being, public health, epidemiology, the healthcare system, and research.
After some time traveling, she returned home to Winnipeg and started working at the George & Fay Yee Centre for Healthcare Innovation. She currently works in the field of knowledge translation, which is essential in bringing evidence and research into practice within the healthcare system.
Gwen is passionate about health, the environment, and social justice. She believes in equity in all aspects of health, from healthcare to the root causes of poor health, like poverty, and larger systemic oppressions. She believes that only in a more equitable society will there be more equity in health and social services.
Gwen also loves reading, baking, and music. She loves to be outdoors including: camping, hiking, swimming, rowing, and cycling.