Welcome Nicole Arbour as the new Belmont Forum Executive Director

Join us in welcoming Dr. Nicole Arbour as the new Belmont Forum Executive Director, starting July 2021.  Nicole comes to this role from the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), in Austria where she is External Relations Manager and is actively involved in developing and maintaining relationships between IIASA its national members.

Nicole has spent the bulk of her career at the international science interface, building and developing bilateral and multinational relationships and collaborations, and supporting relationships with international scientific organizations.

She has held several roles in Canada, including Senior Advisor, International Relations at the National Research Council Canada (NRC), Team Lead for the UK’s Science and Innovation Network (SIN) in Canada, and has worked as a research scientist in the Canadian biotech sector.

Nicole is passionate about science communication, science policy, evidence-informed decision-making, and science diplomacy. She holds a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of Ottawa.