Nicholas is an undergraduate Honours student in the Department of Political Studies at the University of Manitoba, Student Fellow at the North American and Arctic Defence and Security Network, and a Student Fellow and Research Assistant at the Centre for Defence and Security Studies. His research interests include: Canada-United States relations, Arctic policy, and military history.
In his role with NAADSN under the mentorship of Dr. Andrea Charron, he is currently writing a Policy Primer concerning emerging threats and associated gaps in North American continental defence, and a Policy Brief discussing threats to the Arctic. Nicholas also contributed to the ‘Technology’ section of NAADSN’s “Understanding the Future Arctic Security Environment: Applying NATO Strategic Foresight Analysis to Canadian Arctic Defence and Security”.
In August 2020, he and Dr. Andrea Charron wrote an op-ed in the Hill Times celebrating the 80th anniversary of the Ogdensburg Agreement titled “After 80 years of advice, joint body’s work on North American defence as necessary as ever.”
Nicholas also was a rapporteur for “The Permanent Joint Board on Defence (PJBD): How Permanent and Joint? Celebrating 80 Years of Cooperation” in Washington D.C. in January 2020. He is also a Student Co-Chair of the 36th and 37th Annual J.W. Dafoe Political Studies Students’ Conferences in January 2020 and January 2021.
Nicholas expects to pursue graduate-level studies in September 2021.