Nicole Gareau-Wilson

Human Rights Advisor

Campus: UBC Vancouver

Pronouns: she, her, hers


Nicole earned a Bachelor of Arts, a Bachelor of Education, and a Master’s degree in Education focused on the cross-cultural and sociological foundations of education. She has a deep passion for human rights and for supporting initiatives that improve outcomes of equity-denied groups.

Nicole has gained sound knowledge of federal and provincial human rights and employment policy and legislation relevant to equity and inclusion, having worked as a Policy Analyst with the Province of Manitoba Accessibility Office, where – guided by Manitoba’s Human Rights Code – she contributed to the implementation of The Accessibility for Manitobans Act and created and hosted accessibility and disability inclusion workshops for public sector organizations as well as colleges and universities.

Nicole has held roles at the University of Manitoba – as an Academic Advisor for the Faculty of Science’s Wawatay program that support Indigenous students and as a Classroom Scheduling Coordinator – where she honed her advising and case management skills as well as her ability to build and navigate relationships with diverse campus partners to effectively problem solve to advance common goals. While at the University of Manitoba, Nicole was also involved in the development and implementation of educational programs and campaigns related to equity and inclusion, utilizing a complementary set of research, training, and communication skills developed though her academic training and professional work, alongside her advising, case management, and policy analysis skills.

Nicole is also Co-chair of UBC’s inaugural Accessibility Committee, which assists the UBC Executive in identifying, removing, and preventing barriers to individuals studying at, working for, or interacting with the university. The Accessibility Committee also advises the UBC Executive on the development and implementation of the UBC Accessibility Plan in accordance with the Accessible British Columbia Act.



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