Adjunct Professor

Education is one of the bridges to equity. This belief guides Nancy Simms and her work in the areas of anti-racism, equity, adult basic literacy, human resources, and human rights. As the Director for Human Rights, Equity & Inclusion at Humber College, Nancy’s principal task is to weave equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging throughout the College community. Additionally, Nancy is an adjunct professor at Osgoode Hall Law School where she teaches Critical Race Theory to first and upper year law students. Nancy is currently completing her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (University of Toronto) – her research addresses racialized faculty and administrators in Ontario Colleges. Nancy is a leader in the field of human rights, equity and inclusion; subsequently, organizations call upon her for guidance and wisdom in driving equity, inclusion and belonging throughout the public, private and non-profit sectors. Nancy is a recipient of several awards, including the Osgoode Hall Law School Adjunct Faculty Award 2021, the 100 Accomplished Black Canadian Women Award 2016, the CAPDHHE Distinguished Administrator Award 2017 and Humber College’s Administrative Distinguished Service Award 2017. Nancy identifies as a Black/African woman born in Jamaica to a Guatemalan Mayan mother, Rubena Willis, and an African/Jamaican father, Harry Simms. Nancy is the proud mother of Dr. Christopher McLeish.