Nish Chankar brings her political experience and research expertise from both local and international contexts. While at Queen’s Park, Nish completed a placement with the Ontario Legislature Internship Program, where she conducted original research with current and former Ministers and Members of Provincial Parliament. Her subsequent thesis, “7’s a Crowd, 8’s a Party: The Transition from Government to Independent Member,” was awarded first prize at the 2019 Canadian Political Science Association Conference in Vancouver, at the University of British Columbia, for its important and unique contribution to the field of public policy research.
Before working at Queen’s Park, Nish studied the transforming global economy in Shanghai at Fudan University, and was a Research and Consulting Intern in Innovation and Development at the Global Public Policy Institute in Berlin. Nish has a keen interest in the study of economics, as it contributes to and influences the public policy decision-making process.
Nish holds a B.A. (Hons) in Economics and International Relations from Trinity College, at the University of Toronto.