Staff Directory

Ronda Appell Research Support Specialist


Taunia Arthur (on leave) UACC Animal Technician


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Joni Aschim Human Research Ethics Coordinator


Anne Ballantyne Strategic Research Officer - Centre for the Study of Science and Innovation Policy (CSIP)


Danielle Baron Research Facilitator - Agriculture and Bioresources


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Nicole Benning Research Support Specialist


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Bruna Bonavia-Fisher Research Facilitator - College of Medicine


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Ron Borowsky NSERC Leader


Chris Bowman Portfolio Manager, Engineering and Physical Sciences


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Doreen Canillas Programs Specialist


Tate Cao Research Support Specialist


Michelle Cholowsky Contracts Specialist


Gen Clark Research Facilitator - Pharmacy and Nutrition


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Roxanne Craig International Activities and Information Specialist


Ranjan Datta Research Facilitator - Education


Alice Der Executive Assistant, OVPR

Alice provides the Vice-President Research with high-level administrative support. She is responsible for the day-to-day management of the vice-president’s schedule and is the first point of contact for those seeking the vice-president’s time or attention.


Brian Donnelly Senior Executive Assistant, OVPR

Brian is responsible for directing the administration of the Office of the Vice-President Research, taking on special projects as needed and working with senior administrators, key staff and faculty in order to assist the vice-president in achieving her key objectives and priorities in an effective manner.


Kevin Driscoll Research Facilitator - Environment and Sustainability


Lori Ebbesen Research Facilitator - Kinesiology; Physical Therapy


Bernadette El-Gayed Clerical Assistant, RSEO


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Danielle Ellis Senior Programs Specialist


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Lisa Erickson Manager, Community Engagement and Outreach


Megan Fillatre (on leave) International Partnerships Specialist (Europe, Africa, Americas)


Gail Flynn Research Ethics Coordinator, Animal & Human Ethics


Megan Fulmes International Information Specialist


Jennifer Gates Clerical Assistant


Monty Gendall Senior Legal Counsel


Melanie Gibbons (on leave) Animal Welfare Veterinarian


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Tom Graham Research Facilitator - Department of Emergency Medicine


Daniel Hallen Specialist, Research Profile and Impact


Alix Hayden Associate Director, Innovation Enterprise


Fiona Haynes Research Planning and Facilitation Officer - Arts & Science


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Deborah Houston Contracts Specialist


Megan Hubert Programs Officer, SRI


Bonnie Hughes Research Facilitator - Law


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Mahfam Jan Internal Review Specialist, NSERC


Lisa Jategaonkar Associate Director, Strategic Research Initiatives


Shelley Jickling Senior HR Business Advisor, OVPR


Leah Johnson Research Support Specialist


Corinna Kashuba University Veterinarian


Rozalia Kazleder International Partnerships Specialist - Europe, Africa, Americas


Amani Khelifa Assistant, Undergraduate Research Initiative


Meritt Kocdag Research Planning and Facilitation Officer - Arts & Science


Bonnie Korthuis Lead Human Research Ethics Specialist


Joelena Leader Research Facilitator, Edwards School of Business


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Jim Lee PhD, P.Eng., FEC Executive Director, International


Candace Leuschen Executive Clinical and Research Assistant, AVPR-Health


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Le Li International Research Specialist


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Leina Liao International Partnerships Specialist (Asia, Oceania)


Tania Liboiron UACC Animal Technician


Leona Lortie Executive Assistant/Communications Officer


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Kara Loy Coordinator, Undergraduate Research Initiative


Callie Lytle CFI Post Award Specialist


Katya MacDonald (term) Research Facilitator - University Library


Adi Manek (term) UACC Animal Technician


John Mapletoft Portfolio Manager, Life Sciences


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Darcy Marciniuk MD, FRCPC, FCCP, FCAHS Associate Vice-President Research - Health (Interim) - (Research and International)


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Diane Martz Director, International Research and Partnerships


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Leanne McCutcheon Financial Coordinator


Lianne McLeod Research Facilitator, WCVM


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Dena McMartin PhD, P.Eng., FEC Director of Research Services and Assistant Vice-President Research


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Brenda Meyer-Burt Research Support Specialist


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Janice Michael Financial Development Specialist


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Oksana Moshynska Research Support Specialist


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Karen Mosier Research Coordinator - Department of Surgery


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Sara Mueller Faculty Awards and Recognition Specialist


Jennifer Mynhardt Administrative Officer, Strategic Research Initiatives


Raj Nayak Portfolio Manager, ICT, Fine Arts and Humanities


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Darren Nickel Research Coordinator - Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation


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Bram Noble SSHRC Leader


Waineright Noble Intellectual Property Specialist


Rob Norris Senior Strategist, Research Partnerships


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Jackie Oliver Contracts Specialist


Ed Pas Portfolio Manager, Life Sciences, Arts & Humanities


Sarath Peiris Assistant Director, Research Profile and Impact


Diana Pitoulis Executive Assistant, Office of the Vice President Research


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Amanda Plante Research Ethics Specialist (Animal)


Caitlin Prebble (term) Human Research Ethics Coordinator


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Erin Prosser-Loose Research Coordinator - Pediatrics


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Carolyn Pytlyk (on leave) Research Facilitator - University Library


Beryl Radcliffe Human Research Ethics Specialist (Behavioural)


Jason Raine Senior Advisor, Aquatics Research Facilities


Carrie Rhodes UACC Animal Technician


Meaghan Risling Administrative Coordinator, SRI


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Curtis Sanderson Clerical Assistant, Community Engagement and Outreach


Ozlem Sari Research Facilitator - Nursing


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Laurie Schimpf Research Support Specialist


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Kevin Schneider Associate Vice-President Research (Interim)


Amit Shukla Chief Program Manager


Heidi Smithson Research Facilitator - Engineering


Cara Spence International Research Specialist


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Sandra Stone Lead CFI Specialist


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Frank Su Portfolio Manager, Agriculture and Bioresources


Kurtis Swekla (term) Animal Welfare Veterinarian


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Izabela Szelest Research Facilitator - Department of Psychiatry


Javier Tavitas Research Planning and Facilitation Officer - Arts & Science


Adrian Taylor Clerical Assistant, Human Research Ethics


Lisa Thomson Research Data Specialist, Pre- and Post-Award


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Jim Thornhill Special Assistant to the Vice-President Research


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Robin Thurmeier Research Facilitator - Nursing


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Kevin Veitenheimer Senior Financial Officer


Brittany Walch Internal Review Specialist, SSHRC and CIHR


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Kathryn Warden Director, Research Profile and Impact


Jon Watts Research Facilitator - Department of Medicine


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Shawna Weeks Research Approval Coordinator


Tonya Wirchenko Manager, Executive Initiatives and Projects


Kimberley Yausie Executive Assistant, AVPR


Laura Zink Director, Strategic Research Initiatives


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Li Zong Special Advisor on China; Director, Confucius Institute