speaker-nicole-buckleyDr. Nicole Buckley is the Chief Scientist, Life Sciences and the International Space Station at the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) in Saint-Hubert, Quebec. She joined the CSA in January 2002 as Program Scientist for Space Life Sciences and since being named Chief Scientist in 2004, has been involved in over 10 space missions. Before joining the CSA, Nicole conducted research in microbiology in Quebec City and in San Antonio, Texas. She continues to be a strong advocate for the role of women in space, as well a champion in space education, speaking at the SpaceBio and Business of Science Symposium in Winnipeg.