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Research and Evaluation Services - Staff Bios and Projects  

Infographic - Bradford DHS Survey of Well-Being and ExperiencesLeah Nicholson
Research Analyst, Research and Evaluation Services

Office: (705) 734-6363 x 11385

Leah Nicholson is a Research Analyst in Research and Evaluation Services at the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB). For the past five years, Leah has been honing her educational research skills at the SCDSB where she has been involved in many projects ranging from early years to post-secondary pathways. Her skills include survey design, data collection and analysis. Leah has earned her Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from Laurentian University and completed a post-graduate diploma program in Research and Analysis at Georgian College. Before coming to the SCDSB, Leah completed an internship at the County of Simcoe where she worked on various projects supporting the Social Services Division.

Sample Project
Bradford District High School Survey of Well-Being and Experiences

Garrett Hilborn
Research Analyst, Research and Evaluation Services
Office: (705) 734-6363 x 11870

A highly technical individual with a B.A in psychology and a graduate of the Georgian College Research Analyst Program, Garrett provides a range of research related services including survey/data collection tool development, focus group moderation, and special projects management. Prior to his work within the SCDSB, Garrett acted as lead Research Analyst for the Corporation of Simcoe County where he worked with the Community Data Program, reported on Statistics Canada Census data and oversaw all municipal research initiatives within Simcoe County. 

Sample Projects 
Citizenship and Immigration Canada: Data Cube Statistics
Simcoe County: 2011 Language Census Data