Danielle Nicolardi

Danielle Nicolardi

Summer Student

Danielle is an Anishinaabe woman and is a member of Moose Deer Point First Nation and recently completed her first year at Western Law. During her first year of study, Danielle served as the 1L Representative for the Western Law Students for Truth and Reconciliation Committee. She holds a Bachelor of Health Sciences degree from Western University where she developed an interest in policy, research, and advocacy related to contemporary issues facing Indigenous peoples in Canada.

During her undergrad she worked on a scoping review titled Hospital, hospice, or home: A scoping review of the importance of place in pediatric palliative care where she explored the preferences of palliative care delivery from the perspectives of children and their families. She received the Best Research Poster award at the annual Ward Summer Student Research Day for this work. Danielle incorporated her interests in research and advocacy into her work as the Indigenous Relations Intern for the Regional Municipality of Halton before law school. In this role she engaged in various research projects in effort to create training modules and a smudging policy for the Region

She also assisted in relationship building initiatives with local First Nations, Inuit, and Métis communities. In her free time, Danielle enjoys baking, practicing guitar, and playing a variety of sports with friends. 

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  • Western University, BHSc