Ilayda Coruk is an MA in Public and International Affairs candidate at the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA) at the University of Ottawa in Canada. Throughout her academic career, Ilayda has taken considerable interest in Canadian defence policy and NATO. She developed a policy brief on Canada’s Arctic Defence Policy for Professor Srdjan Vucetic. Her Major Research Paper is focused on Canadian entrepreneurship and policy innovation in the context of climate change policy. Ilayda received her BA Honours in Politics and Business Management from the Queen Mary University of London (UK) with a first-class degree. Her thesis, entitled “Are UK cannabis policies evidence-based,” is available on researchgate.com. Ilayda has previously worked as a Graduate Research Assistant for Professors Micheal Williams and Rita Abrahamsen at GSPIA.