Nicole Arbour holds a PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Ottawa. She is currently a Senior International Advisor with the National Research Council of Canada (NRC), where she acts as the liaison point between Canada and the International Council for Science (ICSU) through the NRC Grants to International Affiliations Program (IA). Dr. Arbour previously held the role of Team Lead for the UK’s Science and Innovation Network in Canada, at the British High Commission in Ottawa. Here she was responsible for liaising with Federal science and technology bodies, working to establish, foster, and strengthen scientific collaboration and partnerships between the UK and Canada. During this time she was responsible for the science & innovation contributions to the Canada-UK Joint Declaration, and the drafting and delivery of the Canada-UK Joint Innovation Statement. Prior to this, Dr. Arbour worked as a research scientist in the biotech sector.