Timmons is a noted researcher, author, and lecturer in the area of educational inclusion. Prior to her appointment at the University of Regina, Timmons served as a professor and vice-president at the University of Prince Edward Island. She was appointed as an Officer of the Order of Canada (OC) in the Government House List of 29 December 2017.
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