Staff - Office of the Vice-President Research

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Ron Borowsky NSERC Leader


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.


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Lisa Erickson Manager, Community Engagement and Outreach


Shelley Jickling Senior HR Business Advisor, OVPR


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


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Bram Noble SSHRC Leader


Rob Norris Senior Strategist, Research Partnerships


Diana Pitoulis Executive Assistant, Office of the Vice President Research


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Curtis Sanderson Clerical Assistant, Community Engagement and Outreach


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Kevin Schneider Associate Vice-President Research (Interim)


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Jim Thornhill Special Assistant to the Vice-President Research


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Kevin Veitenheimer Senior Financial Officer


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Kathryn Warden Director, Research Profile and Impact


Tonya Wirchenko Manager, Executive Initiatives and Projects


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Li Zong Special Advisor on China; Director, Confucius Institute