Staff - Research Acceleration and Strategic Initiatives

Ronda Appell Research Support Specialist, Research Acceleration and Strategic Initiatives


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Nicole Benning Research Support Specialist, Research Acceleration and Strategic Initiatives


Cameron Berg Research Support Specialist, Research Acceleration and Strategic Initiatives


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Doreen Canillas Programs Specialist, Research Acceleration and Strategic Initiatives


Naomi Carriere MSc Indigenous Research Specialist, Research Acceleration and Strategic Initiatives

Swampy Cree from northern Saskatchewan. Her portfolio includes providing support for faculty engaged in Indigenous research and scholarship, promoting engagement with Indigenous partners in research and developing resources to strengthen Indigenous research and scholarship at USask.


James Dobson MA Research and Financial Specialist, Research Acceleration and Strategic Initiatives

Supports large-scale grant applications with a special focus on budget development.


Tera Ebach Research Support Specialist, Research Acceleration and Strategic Initiatives


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Danielle Ellis PhD Associate Director, Research Acceleration and Strategic Initiatives

Danielle Ellis (PhD) leads the strategic facilitation team in offering a competitive-advantage to the development of strategic, multi-disciplinary and large institutional grant applications.


Heather Ferguson Administrative Officer, Research Acceleration and Strategic Initiatives


Megan Hubert (On Leave) Research Specialist, Research Acceleration and Strategic Initiatives


Manisha Jalla PhD Research Development Specialist, NSERC and CIHR, Research Acceleration and Strategic Initiatives


Leah Johnson Associate Director, Research Acceleration and Strategic Initiatives


Jaspreet Kaur Programs Officer, Research Acceleration and Strategic Initiatives


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Merle Massie PhD Coordinator, Undergraduate Research Initiative, Research Acceleration and Strategic Initiatives

Author, historian, farmer, researcher. Adjunct Professor with the School of Environment and Sustainability. Coordinator of undergraduate research initiatives at USask.


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Brenda Meyer-Burt Research Support Specialist, Research Acceleration and Strategic Initiatives


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Sara Mueller PhD Senior Programs Specialist, Research Acceleration and Strategic Initiatives

Sara has a PhD in English from Queen’s University. She provides strategic leadership and key supports for large-scale grant applications.


Jennifer Mynhardt Administrative Officer, Research Acceleration and Strategic Initiatives


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Christine Nisbet MSc Research Specialist, Research Acceleration and Strategic Initiatives

Research specialist with RASI strategic facilitation. Background in nutrition and public health research, and experience working with immigrant, refugee and Indigenous communities.


Meaghan Risling Programs Coordinator, Research Acceleration and Strategic Initiatives


Kristina Rissling Olson Research Development Specialist, Research Acceleration and Strategic Initiatives


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Laurie Schimpf Research Support Specialist, Research Acceleration and Strategic Initiatives


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Sandra Stone Programs Specialist, Research Acceleration and Strategic Initiatives


Ann Visscher Programs Officer, Research Acceleration and Strategic Initiatives


Laura Zink Director, Research Acceleration and Strategic Initiatives