University of Calgary Welcomes Dr. David Nicholas to 2016 Peak Scholars Community

December 1, 2016

Dr. David Nicholas, co-lead of Kids Brain Health Network's Social Determinants of Health research program, has been recognized as a 2016 Peak Scholar by the University of Calgary (U of C).

An Associate Professor in the Faculty of Social Work, Dr. Nicholas joins academics from multiple University of Calgary faculties who have demonstrated the ability to bridge the gap between discovery and innovation in their work. Developed in 2014, the program was designed to honour researchers who have been nominated by their deans for projects that display community or knowledge engagement, entrepreneurship, tech transfer, innovation, or collaborative research. 

Dr. Nicholas is internationally acclaimed for his work addressing autism spectrum disorder in U of C's Vocational Abilities Innovation Lab. His research program is based on the development of approaches related to employment opportunities, training curriculum for employment support personnel, and community service for those with autism and other developmental disabilities. The lab aims to advance national and international practices to create inclusive work spaces and opportunities for persons with developmental disability.

This article draws from information posted on the University of Calgary's website.