Eleanor Nicholls has worked in both academia and business. She was President of a private investment company and also worked as managing director of a private construction company with offices in Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal. Eleanor holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy from McGill University and an M.A. from University of Toronto. She has taught at Dawson College. Eleanor sat on the Fund Council of the Board of Governors of McGill University and received a Special Award for Dedication given by the Alumni. There are many organizations in Montreal that have benefited from Eleanor’s work, including the Canadian Railway Historical Museum. Eleanor is also a Director of the Fraser Institute. Presently, Eleanor is a Director of an internet media company.