Staff Directory

Heinz-Bernhard Kraatz
Vice-Principal, Research
Office of the Vice-Principal, Research
Office:
AA427
Kristine Peruzzi
Assistant to the Vice-Principal, Research
Office of the Vice-Principal, Research
Office:
AA427

Contact Kristine for matters related to:

  • Vice-Principal, Research’s schedule
  • Acquiring the Vice-Principal’s signature
  • Graduate Student Travel Grant Program
  • Office financial processing
  • Office of the Vice-Principal, Research events
Zahra Bhanji
Director
Office of the Vice-Principal, Research
Office:
AA438

Contact for matters related to:

  • strategic leadership and advice on research-, ethics-, and knowledge transfer-related issues
  • campus-wide research objectives, strategies and long-term plans
  • allocation of resources and general leadership/oversight in support of centrally managed research facilities
  • knowledge-transfer, knowledge-mobilization, and innovation management activities
  • development of relationships with potential external research partners and collaborators
  • campus and departmental research performance indicators, impacts and profile
  • Oversight of the VPR website
Michelle Wodzak Staruch
Vivarium Manager
Office of the Vice-Principal, Research
Office:
SW627B

Contact for all matters related to the Vivarium including:

  • Facility Orientation and Badge Access
  • Project Accomodation
  • SOP's, Guidelines, and Policies
  • Procurement and Transportation
  • Technical Services
  • Equipment Rental
  • Procedure Room Scheduling
  • Diagnostics
  • Special Orders
     
Monica M. Caverson
Research Grant Development Officer
Office of the Vice-Principal, Research
Office:
AA414

Contact for matters related to:

  • External Research Funding
  • Research and infrastructure funding options and application strategies
  • Proposal development and support for individual and team-based research (e.g. Canada Foundation for Innovation, Ontario Research Fund, Early Researcher Awards, Canada Research Chairs, CIHR, NSERC, SSHRC individual, team, strategic grants)
  • UTSC authorization process for My Research Application (MRA)
  • Mentoring activities for faculty and academic units
  • Faculty Research Awards & Honours
  • Partnerships and Innovation (industrial, government, finance, commercialization, knowledge mobilization and transfer)
  • Studentships & Scholarships (e.g. CIHR, Connaught, NSERC, USRA, UTEA)
Suzanne Jaeger - On Leave
Research, Partnerships and Innovation Officer
Office of the Vice-Principal, Research
Office:
AA414

Contact for matters related to:

  • University of Toronto internal research funding programs (e.g. Connaught)
  • External research funding opportunities
  • Research proposal and budget support
  • Research Grant Enhancement Fund
  • Vice-Principal Research approval on My Research Applications electronic approval system (MRA)
  • Research mentoring activites for faculty
  • research policies and procedural issues
  • research awards and honours
  • Undergraduate student research funding programs (e.g. USRA, UTEA)
Michael Manley
Research Operations & Financial Officer
Office of the Vice-Principal, Research
Office:
AA441

Contact for matters related to:

  • Internal, operational aspects of the UTSC research enterprise
  • UTSC Internal research funding (Research Competitiveness Fund, Research Impact Fund) and research award programs
  • Research space and infrastructure
  • Research oversight and compliance (including ethics)
  • Research-related health and safety
  • Office of the Vice-Principal Research accounts
  • Research communication