Jade Nighbor

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Manager, Digital Marketing / Administrative Departments - External Relations - Marketing & Communications
As a certified teacher and former instructional designer, Jade developed a passion for education and inspiring others to embrace lifelong learning. Before moving back to North Bay in 2014, Nighbor worked in creative services at an educational software firm with over 15 million users across the globe. Prior to joining Nipissing University, she was also co-owner of the award-winning web design studio 9 Lives Design. She created engaging, user-friendly experiences for the private sector and later developed online courses at Nipissing as a Learning Systems Technologist. Now, she oversees social media, digital advertising, and publicly-facing digital properties at the University and collaborates with her team to support marketing initiatives across the institution.

Nighbor is happiest when she is making a positive difference and does so in her community by supporting the arts and promoting active living. She was a co-founder of the Codesign Initiative to encourage collaboration amongst designers and developers in the north, as well as co-founder of the Cycle Safe campaign which raised awareness to ensure that motorists and cyclists share the road for safe transportation for all. Her studio provided pro-bono design to the Capitol Centre, North Bay Robotics, Gallery Hop, Startup Nipissing, and Creative Industries all with the hopes of promoting creativity and technology in the north. She regularly speaks at conferences educating business owners on the benefits of incorporating social media into their practice and volunteers annually at the Future Innovation Technology Creativity conference in Toronto.

When she's not working you can find her barefoot in her garden, dancing at a concert, or travelling the world when the mood strikes.
BA, Laurentian University
BEd, Nipissing University
Digital Media Certificate, OCAD University
Online Marketing Diploma, Shaw Academy
Marketing and Social Media Management Diploma, Shaw Academy
Teaching and Training Adults Certificate, Georgian College