Staff Directory

Mariam Alaverdashvili Research Facilitator - Department of Psychiatry

Ronda Appell Research Support Specialist

Taunia Arthur UACC Animal Technician

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Joni Aschim Human Research Ethics Coordinator (Behavioural)

Anne Ballantyne Research Planning and Facilitation Officer - Arts & Science

Danielle Baron Research Facilitator - Agriculture and Bioresources

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Nicole Benning Research Support Specialist

Julie Beres Executive Assistant

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

Cameron Berg 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, Innovation Enterprise

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Doreen Canillas Programs Specialist

Naomi Carriere Indigenous Research Specialist

Kiela Caudillo MSc International Partnerships Specialist: Latin America, Oceania

Michelle Cholowsky Contracts Specialist

Sanjukta Choudhury Research Facilitator - Education

Gen Clark Research Facilitator - Pharmacy and Nutrition

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Roxanne Craig International Activities and Information Specialist

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Irena Creed BSc, MSc, PhD Associate Vice-President Research

Alice Der Executive Assistant, Office of the Vice-President Research

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.

James Dobson Research and Financial Specialist, SRI

Brian Donnelly Contracts Specialist

Tova Dybvig Research Facilitator - Department of Pediatrics

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Johannes Dyring PhD Managing Director, Innovation Enterprise

Darcie Earle (On Leave) Human Research Ethics Coordinator (Biomedical)

Tera Ebach Research Support Specialist

Lori Ebbesen Research Facilitator - Kinesiology and School of Rehabilitation Science

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Danielle Ellis Senior Programs Specialist

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Lisa Erickson Manager, Community Engagement and Outreach

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Megan Fillatre International Research Specialist

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Megan Fulmes International Information Specialist

Monty Gendall Senior Legal Counsel, Innovation Enterprise

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Federica Giannelli Intern, Research Profile and Impact

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Tom Graham Research Facilitator - Department of Emergency Medicine

Bridget Gray DVM UACC Clinical Veterinarian

Daniel Hallen Communications Specialist, Research Profile and Impact

Cal Hamm BCOMM, CPA Senior Strategic Business Advisor, Finance

Alix Hayden Associate Director, Innovation Enterprise

Fiona Haynes Research Planning and Facilitation Officer - Arts & Science

Suzanne Heffernan Administrative Coordinator

Megan Hubert Programs Officer, SRI

Bonnie Hughes Research Facilitator - Law

Manisha Jalla Internal Review Specialist, NSERC and SSHRC

Lisa Jategaonkar Associate Director, Strategic Research Initiatives

Leah Johnson Associate Director of Research Services and Ethics Office

Corinna Kashuba Director of Animal Ethics and University Veterinarian

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Rozalia Kasleder International Partnerships Specialist: Europe, Africa, Middle East

Jaspreet Kaur (On Leave) Programs Officer, SRI

Hammad Kazani Clerical Assistant, Human Research Ethics

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

Tania Liboiron UACC Animal Technician

Katya MacDonald Research Facilitator - University Library

John Mapletoft Portfolio Manager, Life Sciences, Innovation Enterprise

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Darcy Marciniuk MD, FRCPC, FCCP, FCAHS Associate Vice-President Research

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Dion Martens PhD Director of Research Services and Ethics Office

Christopher Martin BBA, MPA Executive Officer

Christopher oversees the administration of the Office of the Vice President Research and is a key member of the Vice-President Research leadership team. He works with senior leaders and key staff across OVPR's business units in order to assist the Vice President and the entire portfolio achieve its goals.

Merle Massie Coordinator, Undergraduate Research Initiative

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Leanne McCutcheon Financial Coordinator, Innovation Enterprise

Lianne McLeod Research Facilitator - WCVM

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Brenda Meyer-Burt Research Support Specialist

Janice Michael MBA, CPA, CGA Research Facilitator – Dentistry / School of Public Health

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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

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Darren Nickel Research Coordinator - Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Wainewright Noble Intellectual Property Specialist, Innovation Enterprise

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Jackie Oliver Contracts Specialist

Darcy Overland Research Planning and Facilitation Officer - Arts and Science

Bethany Penn Strategic Research Officer - Centre for the Study of Science and Innovation Policy

Diana Pitoulis Executive Assistant, Office of the Vice-President Research

Diana provides high-level support to executives within the Office of the Vice-President Research.

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Amanda Plante Research Ethics Specialist (Animal)

Chelsea Platzke BCOMM, CPHR Senior Strategic Business Advisor, Human Resources

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Andrew Potter Interim Associate Vice-President Research

Caitlin Prebble Human Research Ethics Specialist (Biomedical)

Jason Raine Senior Advisor, Aquatics Research Facilities

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Meghna Ramaswamy PhD Director, International Research

Samantha Renner Research Support Specialist

Nick Reymond Human Research Ethics Specialist (Behavioural)

Carrie Rhodes UACC Animal Technician

Meaghan Risling Project Coordinator, SRI

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Curtis Sanderson Clerical Assistant, Community Engagement and Outreach

Ozlem Sari Research Facilitator - Department of Medicine

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Laurie Schimpf (On Leave) Research Support Specialist

Amit Shukla Chief Program Manager, Innovation Enterprise

Heidi Smithson Research Facilitator - Engineering

Jaime Speed Internal Review Specialist, CIHR and SSHRC

Corinne Steininger Administrative Coordinator, Innovation Enterprise

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Sandra Stone Programs Specialist, SRI

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Frank Su Portfolio Manager, Agriculture and Bioresources, Innovation Enterprise

Kurtis Swekla UACC Clinical Veterinarian

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Leila Tang International Research Specialist

Adrian Taylor Human Research Ethics Coordinator (Biomedical)

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Robin Thurmeier Research Facilitator - Nursing

Ann Visscher Programs Officer, SRI

Brittany Walch (On Leave) Internal Review Specialist, CIHR and SSHRC

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Kathryn Warden Director, Research Profile and Impact

Lisa Wigerblad Information and Content Specialist, Innovation Enterprise

Tonya Wirchenko Manager, Executive Initiatives and Projects

Tonya is responsible for executive initiatives and projects in the Office of the Vice-President Research and works closely with other vice-presidential portfolios.

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Shirley Zhou B.COMM, MSc., CFRE International Partnerships Specialist: Asia

Laura Zink Director, Strategic Research Initiatives

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Li Zong Special Advisor on China; Director, Confucius Institute