Emilie Nicolas is a Vanier Scholar and PhD candidate in Linguistic Anthropology at the University of Toronto, and the co-founder of Québec inclusif, a movement that actively unites citizens against racism and social exclusion. Her research focuses on the role of a shared language in the connections between Quebec and Haiti. She has contributed to various organizations in Canada and internationally. She sits on the boards of the Broadbent Institute, an important progressive think-tank, and the Quebec Women’s Federation, the largest feminist organization in Canada. An active bridge-builder, Emilie has co-initiated a coalition campaigning for equality and against systemic racism in Quebec. Her work has been published in several journals, magazines and newspapers, and she is a frequent media commentator, analyst and public speaker on human rights issues.
Emilie is the recipient of a Harry Jerome Award for leadership along with a Governor General’s Award in Commemoration of the Persons Case.