Elizabeth graduated in 2012 from the Master’s Program in Health and Rehab Sciences, Occupational Sciences from Western University. After graduating, she worked for the National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS) as a research consultant, developing resources for students with disabilities transitioning from post-secondary to employment.
In 2016, Elizabeth began work as a Community Engagement Lead at Balance for Blind Adults for 3 years and is now at Ryerson Magnet, as their Inclusive Hiring Project Coordinator.
In addition to her full-time work, Elizabeth sat on the Education Standards Committee for the Ontario Government, where she advised and deliberated on Educational Policies pertaining to students with disabilities. She provided recommendations around how to make Ontario’s post-secondary sector more inclusive for students with disabilities. The committee work concluded in winter 2021.
In the fall of 2020, Elizabeth started her Doctoral work at Western University in the school of Occupational Science.
Elizabeth’s Doctoral research will explore the impact that access to direct funding has on the occupational performance and engagement of people with disabilities (PWDs), who receive funding from the Ontario Direct Funding (ODF) program to ‘self-manage’ their attendant services.
Elizabeth is also an experienced presenter, keynote speaker, lecturer and published writer.