Contact

Vice-Principal Research & Innovation– Professor H. Bernie Kraatz

416-208-4835

Email: vpresearch@utsc.utoronto.ca

  • The Vice-Principal Research & Innovation is responsible for enhancing the overall research stature of U of T Scarborough locally, nationally and internationally.
  • The Vice-Principal Research & Innovation works closely with the Vice-President Research to ensure that there is coordination and alignment of U of T Scarborough’s research activities within the broader context of the University of Toronto.
  • The Office of the Vice-Principal Research & Innovation aims to help faculty develop and implement broad strategic research visions at U of Toronto Scarborough. The Office serves as a liaison with the University of Toronto Research Services Office (RSO), Innovations and Partnerships Office (IPO) and Research Oversight and Compliance Office (ROCO).
     

Associate Vice-Principal Research–Strategic Initiatives – Professor Grace Skogstad

(416) 208- 4756

Email: grace.skogstad@utoronto.ca

 

  • In conjunction with the Vice-Principal Research & Innovation and other senior leaders at UTSC, the Associate Vice-Principal Research–Strategic Initiatives provides leadership for the successful implementation of UTSC’s strategic plan “Inspiring Inclusive Excellence” (https://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/principal/strategic-plan)
  • The Associate Vice-Principal Research–Strategic Initiatives provides leadership for strategic research and innovation initiatives at U of T Scarborough, including the creation of new research institutes
  • The Associate Vice-Principal Research–Strategic Initiatives oversees UTSC’s new Clusters of Scholarly Prominence Program, and helps to ensure that the unique existing and emerging research strengths at UTSC are maximally leveraged to fully realize the potential and aspirations of UTSC’s internationally-renowned research and innovation community
  • The Associate Vice-Principal Research–Strategic Initiatives works closely with the Associate Vice-President and Vice-Provost, Strategic Initiatives (UofT) to promote, facilitate and sustain large-scale multidisciplinary strategic research networks with scholars from multiple units and divisions encompassing meaningful tri-campus representation

 

Director – Dr. Shaun Young

416-208-5171

Email: shaun.young@utoronto.ca

Contact for matters related to:

  • U of T Scarborough research planning, services and infrastructure including vivarium
  • Office of the Vice-Principal Research & Innovation operations, programs and initiatives 
  • Research communications, partnerships and innovation activities 
  • U of T Scarborough governance activities related to the Office of the Vice-Principal Research & Innovation including Chairs and Directors and Research Advisory Board

Research Operations & Financial Officer – Carmen Siu

647-601-4582

Email: carmenwn.siu@utoronto.ca

Contact for matters related to:

  • Internal, operational aspects of the U of T Scarborough research enterprise
  • U of T Scarborough internal research funding initiatives
  • Research space and infrastructure
  • Office of the Vice-Principal Research & Innovation financial accounts including New Faculty Start up fund, The Hub and vivarium
  • Research performance indicators, impacts and profile

 

 

Manager, Research Services and Partnerships - Sharon George

416-208-8195

Email: sharon.george@utoronto.ca
 

Contact for matters related to:

  •  Development of research partnerships with external organizations
  •  Research services and supports
  •  Research communications

Research Administration Officer – Jason Darby

416-208-5071

Email: j.darby@utoronto.ca

Contact for matters related to:

  • Funding opportunities for faculty in the sciences, mathematics, and computer science
  • Consultation for research application preparation
  • Canada Research Chair (CRC) applications
  • Canadian Foundation for Innovation (CFI) applications
  • Mitacs funding Opportunities
  • Communication of research
  • My Research Applications (MRA) approval process
  • External Awards and Honours
  • Faculty Research Awards at University of Toronto Scarborough
  • Student research funding awards & programs (e.g. NSERC USRA's, UTEA's, Work Study)
 

Research Administration Officer – email Manager, Sharon George (sharon.george@utoronto.ca)

416-208-

Email: 

Contact for matters related to:

  • Support for external funding opportunities for faculty in the social sciences and humanities
  • Dissemination of research funding and awards & honours opportunities
  • Consultation for project alignment with available funding opportunities
  • Information for research application preparation including editing services available
  • My Research Applications (MRA) 
  • External research awards and honours in the social sciences and humanities
  • Student research funding (e.g. SSHRC UTEA's)

     

Research Services Officer – Dr. Suhail Asrar

416-208-8172

Email: suhail.asrar@utoronto.ca

Contact for matters related to:

  • Special projects and initiatives established by the Office of the Vice-Principal Research & Innovation
  • The Centre for Research and Innovation Support (CRIS)
  • Research communications including the Office of Vice-Principal Research & Innovation Annual Report
  • Social Media
  • Office of Vice-Principal Research & Innovation website

 

Kristine Peruzzi

Assistant to the Vice-Principal Research & Innovation – Kristine Peruzzi

416-208-4886

Email: kristine.peruzzi@utoronto.ca

Contact for matters related to:

  • Vice-Principal Research & Innovation schedule and activities
  • Acquiring the Vice-Principal Research & Innovation’s signature
  • Research Impact Fund
  • Undergraduate Library Research Prize
  • Office financial processing
  • Office of the Vice-Principal Research & Innovation meetings and events 

Vivarium Manager – Michelle Wodzak

416-208-8121

Email: michelle.wodzak@utoronto.ca

Contact for all matters related to the Vivarium including:

  • Day to day vivarium operations
  • Preclinical Study Planning
  • Facility Orientation and Badge Access
  • Animal Imports, Orders and Transport
  • Technical Services
  • Equipment Rental
  • Procedure Room Scheduling
  • Diagnostics
  • Special Orders (Pharmaceuticals, Diets)
  • SOPs, Guidelines, Policies and Forms

Gray Graffam

 

Director, The Hub – Dr. Gray Graffam

416-208-2984

Email: thehub@utsc.utoronto.ca

Contact for matters related to:

  • Programming in the best practices of early-stage entrepreneurship, including Lean Startup, Blue Ocean Strategy, and Zero to One
  • Work space for U of T Scarborough students to engage with each other in the spirit of entrepreneurship
  • Opportunities for students to work on real hands-on projects that offer research and entrepreneurial in collaboration with partners
  • University of Toronto students and recent alumni who wish to pursue innovation and entrepreneurship as part of their future career path