Nicole Peltier is a Nipissing University student, 1st year Masters of Environmental Studies. Her thesis will cover changes and recent advancements of forest tenure modernization and consultations regarding Ontario’s Crown forest.
Nicole was born in Barrie, ON and grew up in the Muskokas with her three younger sisters. She moved to North Bay upon learning of Nipissing University’s prestigious $13,000 President’s Scholarship. She attended West Ferris Secondary School, achieving a grade point average of 91.3%. She received NU’s President’s Scholarship, enrolling in Nipissing University’s School of Business. Two years into her BBA, she switched to a BA in Environmental Geography. She graduated from Nipissing University in 2017.
In 2014, Nicole was the provincial Green Party candidate for the Nipissing district, bumping the Green vote in the riding while running a virtual no-expense campaign.
Within the same year, she ran for Trustee of the Near North District School Board. Encouraged by the community, Nicole was the 2015 federal Green Party candidate for Nipissing-Timiskaming as well.
Ideally, she would like to be involved in contributing to the long-term planning, technological enhancement of Ontario’s natural resource-based economy. Southern Ontario is of the North’s greatest market for its products. Nicole says that even though the divide between the two regions is apparent at times, by understanding each as separate but connected entities, we can derive opportunities from the challenges we both face by working together for a brighter, better Ontario.