Nicole Armos (she/her)
MANAGER, OFFICE OF KNOWLEDGE & PRACTICE, CENTRE FOR DIALOGUE
Nicole is the Manager of Knowledge and Practice at the Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue, where she works to advance innovative and equitable approaches to dialogue and democratic participation. Working with the Centre since 2013, Nicole has supported over a dozen local, provincial and federal public engagement projects with process design, facilitation, data analysis, reporting and evaluation.
Nicole leads the Centre’s internal professional development program, as well as collaborative research projects and external knowledge exchange initiatives on democratic participation. She was the lead analyst and writer of the Beyond Inclusion: Equity in Public Engagement project, which was recognized with the 2021 Research if the Year award from the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2). Her work currently aims to amplify participatory innovations that strengthen democracy.
Nicole's work is uniquely influenced by her scholarship in arts-based practices. She holds an MA in Arts Education, where her thesis explored the act of listening as a creative and dialogical encounter. She was a Research Assistant and Collaborator on two national, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council-funded research projects on the field of community-engaged arts (Judith Marcuse's ASC! Project and the follow-up Performing Mentorship study). She brings her passion for storytelling, multi-disciplinary ways of knowing, embodiment and an attention to symbolic meaning to her practices of dialogue facilitation and community engagement.