Kanwal is an accomplished professional with a wealth of experience in research program management within the international higher education sector. With over 10 years of international experience, she has successfully administered complex projects and budgets. Holding an MBA in Accounting from the University of Technology Sydney, Australia, Kanwal brings a strong financial acumen and strategic perspective to her role. Her expertise lies in managing and overseeing the entire lifecycle of a funding call, from development to launch, from pre-award to post-award, ensuring seamless execution and compliance. Kanwal's strategic support and guidance to researchers, coupled with her commitment to continuous improvement efforts, have contributed to the successful outcomes of numerous projects. She is deeply passionate about advancing research excellence and is committed to positioning Canada as a global leader in the knowledge economy.