Introducing Meredith Brison-Brown, NEADS Nova Scotia Director, and Monique Sangha, NEADS British Columbia Director

(Ottawa, June 9, 2023)

The National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS) is proud to introduce two new appointments to our Board of Directors: Meredith Brison-Brown, Nova Scotia Director, and Monique Sangha, British Columbia Director.

Meredith Brison-Brown (she/they) is currently enrolled in the Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy at Dalhousie University (Halifax). They are readily involved within the Dalhousie student community, where, through the means of their various positions, they strive to amplify the diverse and intersectional voices of disabled students – not only on-campus, but also throughout Halifax and beyond.

Notably, Meredith published two advocacy pieces in the Dalhousie Gazette to discuss the challenges experienced by disabled studies. In the 2022-2023 academic year, they were the Dalhousie Student Union Disabled Students Representative, as well as the Dalhousie Accessibility & Inclusion Society President. Meredith was also indispensable to the planning and execution of NEADS’s State of the Schools Tour stop at Dalhousie University in November, 2022.

Monique Sangha (she/her) is pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver). Her volunteering experiences in the community include with the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) and Crisis Services Canada. Monique strives to contribute to existing efforts in making education and employment more accessible and inclusive for persons with disabilities.

As a CMHA community member, Monique evaluated current programming to render them more inclusive to the needs of diverse communities. She also held an ambassador role, wherein she delivered presentations within her community to encourage and facilitate conversations in the realms of mental health. 

“I’m so excited to have Meredith and Monique join our board. They add a diverse range of background experience that I know will reflect well on the board. Congratulations again to both of them. They are so accomplished,” says Adam David (he/him), Chair of our Board of Directors.

NEADS will benefit immensely from Meredith’s and Monique’s experiences with diverse and intersectional disability issues in their respective roles as the new Nova Scotia and British Columbia directors. We welcome them both to our team.

Chloée C. Godin-Jacques, M.A (she/they | elle/iel)
Education & Research Consultant | Consultante en éducation et recherche, National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS)
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Ottawa, Ontario, K1S 5B6

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