Kate O’Connor

Kate O’Connor is a Registered Nurse Educator with the Community Antimicrobial Stewardship team at the BC Centre for Disease Control. As a settler on the traditional and unceded Coast Salish territory of the Musqueum, Squamish, and Tseil-Waututh Nations, Kate is very grateful to live on this land and learn from traditional ways of knowing and doing. Her health care career began with an MSc from the University of British Columbia in population genetics and work as a lab technician at the Genome Sciences Center. She then returned to UBC to pursue a nursing degree and work in public health. Kate has over 14 years of varied experience in antimicrobial stewardship, immunization, tuberculosis, sexually transmitted infections, maternal child health, and public health emergency response. Her nursing career is guided by her love of learning and working towards equity-oriented health and social policy.