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 (on leave) 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


Sanjukta Choudhury Research Facilitator - Law


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, 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


Kevin Driscoll Research Facilitator - Agriculture and Bioresources


Darcie Earle Human Research Ethics Coordinator (Biomedical)


Lori Ebbesen Research Facilitator - Kinesiology; Physical Therapy


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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


Melanie Gibbons 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


Megan Hubert Programs Officer, SRI


Bonnie Hughes (on leave) 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 Director of Animal Ethics and University Veterinarian


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


Jaspreet Kaur Grant 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


Tania Liboiron UACC Animal Technician


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Kara Loy Coordinator, Undergraduate Research Initiative


Katya MacDonald Research Facilitator - University Library


John Mapletoft Portfolio Manager, Life Sciences


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


Dion Martens Executive Officer, Office of the Vice-President Research

Dion 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.


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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 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


Raj Nayak Portfolio Manager, ICT, Fine Arts and Humanities


Shelley-May Neufeld Research Development Officer - SENS


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Darren Nickel Research Coordinator - Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation


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

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)


Caitlin Prebble Human Research Ethics Specialist (Biomedical)


Jason Raine Senior Advisor, Aquatics Research Facilities


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Meghna Ramaswamy PhD Director, International Research


Nick Reymond Human Research Ethics Specialist (Behavioural)


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


Amit Shukla Chief Program Manager


Heidi Smithson Research Facilitator - Engineering


Jaime Speed Administrative Coordinator, Research Services and Ethics Office


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Cara Spence International Research Specialist


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


Kurtis Swekla Animal Welfare Veterinarian


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Leila Tang International Partnerships Specialist: Asia


Javier Tavitas Research Planning and Facilitation Officer - Arts & Science


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.


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


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