Staff Directory

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


Robbyn Bennett Associate Director, Research Services and Ethics Office


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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, Innovation Enterprise


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Doreen Canillas Programs Specialist


Naomi Carriere Indigenous Research Specialist


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


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.


Brian Donnelly Contracts Specialist


Tova Dybvig Research Facilitator - Department of Pediatrics


Darcie Earle 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 Partnerships Specialist: Americas and Oceania


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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


Melanie Gibbons Clerical Assistant, Human Research Ethics


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Tom Graham Research Facilitator - Department of Emergency Medicine


Bridget Gray DVM UACC Clinical Veterinarian


Daniel Hallen (On Leave) Communications Specialist, Research Profile and Impact


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 Research Support Specialist


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) Grant Specialist


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


Dion Martens PhD Director of Research Services and Ethics Office


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


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Oksana Moshynska Research Programs Advisor


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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


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)


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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 Lead CFI Specialist


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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 Partnerships Specialist: Asia


Javier Tavitas Programs Specialist, SRI


Adrian Taylor Clerical Assistant, Human Research Ethics


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Robin Thurmeier Research Facilitator - Nursing


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Kevin Veitenheimer Senior Financial Officer, Office of the Vice-President Research

Kevin is responsible for providing strategic financial leadership to the Office of the Vice-President Research.


Ann Visscher Grant Specialist


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.


Kimberley Yausie Executive Assistant, Associate Vice-President Research

Kim provides the Associate Vice-President Research with confidential and high-level administrative support. She is also the first point of contact for those seeking the associate vice-president’s time or attention.


Laura Zink Director, Strategic Research Initiatives


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Li Zong Special Advisor on China; Director, Confucius Institute