Victoria Nolan graduated from the University of Toronto, Scarborough with an Honours Bachelor’s Degree in Cognitive Science, and from the University of Toronto’s Institute of Child Study with a Master’s Degree in Child Study and Education.
She has won seven medals rowing for Canada, including gold at the World Championships in New Zealand, where she set a new world record.
Ms Nolan has been recognized with the King Clancy Award, the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Award, an Athlete of the Year award from Rowing Canada, the International Medal of Distinction from FISA and, in 2016, she was inducted into the Toronto Sports Hall of Fame.
A former teacher, Ms Nolan currently works as a TV host on the Accessible Media channel and is Head, Stakeholder Relations and Community Engagement for CNIB Guide Dogs. She is a motivational speaker and her autobiography, Beyond Vision, was published in 2014.