Dr. Sarah Jane Colwell
Sarah Colwell is a retired pathologist and longtime New Brunswick resident. Born in Moncton, she grew up in Moncton and Fredericton, graduating from Fredericton High School. From there she studied science and music at Acadia, UNB and University of Alberta, and obtained a BSc in Microbiology. She has worked at Research and Productivity Council and the Agricultural Experimental Farm in Fredericton, as well as positions in nature education, exhibit preparation and NB Medicare. She spent a year in a Dene village in northern Manitoba assisting in a K-3 classroom.
She cared for her 2 children at home while they were small, then began medical studies at Dalhousie University. She became a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in 1998, then began work at Horizon Health (Moncton City Hospital) as a pathologist. She worked there for nearly 20 years before retiring, and was medical director of that laboratory for several years.
She has been a keen gardener for forty years and has a strong interest in the natural world. She has maintained a lifelong interest in music and is currently a member of the Greater Moncton Chorale and Choeur Beausejour. She is active in her church, and serves on the Affirming Committee, which promotes inclusivity for all people, including LGBTQ.
Her major political concerns are climate change mitigation and adaptation, income inequality and support and recovery of natural systems.