Victoria Nicholson

BA (UVic), PG Cert. (St. Andrews), PG Dip. (St. Andrews), MA in IDD (University of Kent)
Langley Office: L2017
Langley Campus: 604-599-3263

Working with the EDAS program since 2012, Victoria holds regular faculty appointments at both Kwantlen and Vancouver Island University as both an instructor and dept chair/ coordinator . She holds a Batchelor's Degree in Child and Youth Care, A post Graduate Diploma in Significant Disabilities and Challenging Conditions and a  Masters Degree focusing on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, her research thesis assessed participant outcomes from behaviour support training. Working as a behaviour consultant for 16 years with programs and agencies throughout the province, she supported teams and families with children, youth and adults with behaviour support and increasing their quality of life. She believes that all individuals have the right to a high quality of life and is willing to look outside the box to make it happen. Currently involved in several research projects around inclusion and PBS within the EA field. She enjoys inspiring others with her love of PBS and forming connections with EDAS students, watching them grow and learn through the program.

She is an avid conference attender and has presented internationally on PBS , Developmental disabilities and community inclusion. 

Courses taught

  • EDAS 1120
  • EDAS 1225
  • EDAS 2121
  • EDAS 1163
  • EDAS 1271/1371 (Practicum Advisor)
  • EDAS 1131

Areas of Interest


  • Assessing outcomes for participants from face to Positive Behaviour support training. (Hawaii International Conference on Education January 2020; D.A.D.D Florida January 2020, APBS Miami March 2020)


  • Small towns Big challenges, Successful P.B.S implementation in rural communities (Washington D.C.; APBS 2019)


  • A pillar of P.B.S. Todd Risley’s “get a life” 20 years strong (San Diego APBS 2018)


  • Police, PBS and community-based interventions: strategies that work with high-risk offenders (Denver ABPS Presentation 2017)


  • Meeting of the Minds- PBS and RCMP collaborations (APBS presentation March 2016 San Francisco)


  • Technology in PBS: Delivering Staff Training and Supports in Community Programs (APBSChicago March 2014)


  • From Crisis to Capacity TASH conference Washington DC Dec 2014


  • Varied Approaches in PBS Implementation: Going Beyond Traditional Methodology (APBS San Diego March 2013)


  • Natural Supports, Collaborative Teams and PBS: Lessons from the Field (APBS Atlanta March 2012)


Scholarly Work