Introduction

The Office of the Vice-President Research at the University of Saskatchewan provides visionary leadership and strategic direction to the university’s research, scholarly, and artistic works. This is achieved by creating strategic partnerships, plans, and policies that together create a supportive research environment indicative of a world-class research-intensive university.

The Office of the Vice-President Research is pleased to announce the search for two Associate Vice-President(s) Research.

Background

In February 2021, there was an opportunity to evaluate the necessity, responsibilities, and qualifications associated with a vacant Associate Vice-President Research portfolio. After consulting various stakeholders, the Vice-President Research decided to divide the vacant portfolio into two distinct positions: Associate Vice-President Research (Ethics and Infrastructure) and Associate Vice-President Research (Engagement).

In April 2021, the Vice-President Research decided to establish a search committee in compliance with the university’s Search and Review Procedures for Senior Administrators. Search committee composition can be viewed online by clicking here. The search committee, who met several times over the spring and summer, decided to proceed with an open search process and has recently shortlisted five candidates for these positions.

Search Committee

The Associate Vice-President Research Search Committee was established in compliance with the university’s Search and Review Procedures for Senior Administrators. Search committee members include:

  • Baljit Singh, Vice-President Research & Chair, Associate Vice-President Research Search Committee
  • Debby Burshtyn, Dean, College of Graduate and Post-Doctoral Studies
  • Debbie Pushor, Professor, College of Education
  • Curtis Pozniak, Professor, College of Agriculture and Bioresources
  • Stephen Milosavljevic, Professor, School of Rehabilitation Sciences
  • Abhineet Goswami, Vice-President Operations & Finance (USSU)
  • Mostafa Kamal, Graduate Student Representative selected by the GSA
  • Christopher Martin, Executive Officer, Office of the Vice-President Research (support)

Position Profiles

The Office of the Provost and Vice-President Academic posts position profiles and advertisements for senior administrator positions. Please click the following links to access these profiles:

Public Presentations

The Associate Vice-President Research Search Committee is pleased to invite all faculty, staff, and students to attend public presentations by the Associate Vice-President Research candidates via Microsoft Teams.

A maximum of 250 individuals can attend the public presentations. As such, presentations will be recorded an uploaded to this website after they occur. Faculty, staff, and students who wish to join the live presentation and ask questions can do so by clicking on the links:

Candidate

Position

Date, Time, Location

Dr. Dawn Wallin

Associate Vice-President Research, Engagement

September 7, 2021

8:30 AM – 9:30 AM

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Dr. Douglas Chivers

Associate Vice-President Research, Ethics and Infrastructure

September 7, 2021

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM

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Dr. Terry Fonstad

Associate Vice-President Research, Ethics and Infrastructure

September 7, 2021

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

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Dr. Suresh Tikoo

Associate Vice-President Research, Engagement

September 8, 2021

10:15 AM – 11:15 AM

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Dr. Petros Papagerakis

Associate Vice-President Research, Ethics and Infrastructure

September 8, 2021

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

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Stakeholder Meetings

Associate Vice-President Research candidates are required to meet with Vice-Presidents, Deans, Executive Directors, Associate Deans Research, Centre Directors, and Vice-President Research Executive members at the University of Saskatchewan.

These stakeholder meetings have been scheduled to occur between September 13, 2021 and September 24, 2021. Meeting invitations were sent directly to members of these stakeholder groups.

Feedback

The Associate Vice-President Research Search Committee is accepting feedback from faculty, staff, and students on each of the Associate Vice-President Research candidates.

You can submit feedback by completing this online form. All feedback must be received by 12:00 PM on Friday September 24, 2021 in order to be considered by the Associate Vice-President Research Search Committee.

Contact

Comments or questions about the Associate Vice-President Research search process can be directed to:
Dr. Baljit Singh, Vice-President Research
Care of:
Christopher Martin
Executive Officer
Office of the Vice-President Research
Phone: 306-966-8784