Jeffery Nichols was the secretary of the board of directors and the membership co-ordinator for Wikimedia Canada from 2012 to 2017. He has been a contributor to online Wikimedia projects since 2005 under the username Arctic.gnome, focusing largely on Canadian political history. He joined the drive to create a Canadian chapter in 2008 and joined the board at the organization's first AGM.
Jeffery holds a B.A. in Canadian studies from Queen’s University, an M.A. in political science from Memorial University of Newfoundland, and an M.P.A. at the University of Victoria. He is in his second year of a J.D. at the University of Alberta.
He lives in Edmonton, Alberta.