Sad news: The passing of Christine Nieder
It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Christine Nieder, a member of the National Educational Association of Disabled Students' (NEADS) board of directors and our National Graduate Experience Taskforce. Christine passed away earlier this week in Vancouver. Christine was a member of the NEADS Board since January 2012, was a key driver in the establishment of the Taskforce, and served on the Taskforce since its inception two years ago. She was instrumental in the final development of the National Graduate Student Experience Survey and the service provider surveys. Christine presented the work of the Taskforce in several locations, most notably at the conference of the Canadian Association of College and University Student Services (CACUSS) in 2013. Her presence and contributions enriched the work of our organization on the national stage, particularly shown through her concerns and expertise for adaptive technologies and financial literacy. Christine was a dedicated advocate for the rights of post-secondary students and graduates with disabilities in British Columbia. The legacy that is her great work and passion will continue to be realized as the Graduate Experience project moves toward its completion.
The loss of Christine Nieder is keenly felt by all in the NEADS family. Our thoughts are with Christine's family and friends in this difficult time. We will inform you of any arrangements or wishes of the family as soon as we have that information.
National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS)
Rm. 426 Unicentre, Carleton University
Ottawa, Ontario, K1S 5B6
tel. (613) 380-8065