Contact

Vice-Principal Research & Innovation: Professor Irena Creed

416-208-4835

Email: vpresearch.utsc@utoronto.ca

  • In conjunction with the other senior leaders at UTSC, the Vice-Principal Research & Innovation provides leadership for the successful implementation of UTSC's strategic plan "Inspiring Inclusive Excellence".
  • 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 UofT Vice-President Research & Innovation 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 Patricia Landolt

(416) 287-7156

Email: p.landolt@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”.
  • 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 financial, operational aspects of the U of T Scarborough research enterprise: budget, forecasting, etc.
  • Financial aspects of U of T Scarborough internal research funding programs including the CSPP, Tri-Agency Bridge Funding and UTSC Post Doctoral Fellows
  • Office of the Vice-Principal Research & Innovation financial accounts including New Faculty Start-Up Fund, The Hub and vivarium
  • Advise faculty in the pre-award crafting of research budgets for CFI and CRC applications

 

 

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
  • UTSC Canada Research Chair (CRC) program
  • My Research Applications (MRA)
  • Research policies and procedural issues
  • External research awards and honours

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
  • Information for research application preparation including editing services availabel for NSERC and other non-tri-agency funding
  • Consultation for project alignment with available funding opportunities
  • Canadian Foundation for Innovation (CFI) applications
  • My Research Applications (MRA) approval process
  • External research awards and honours in the sciences
  • Student research funding awards & programs (e.g. USRA's, and UTEA's)

Research Administration Officer – Dr. Anika Mifsud

416-208-2959

Email: anika.mifsud@utoronto.ca

Contact for matters related to:

  • Support for external funding opportunities for faculty in the social sciences and humanities
  • Consultation for project alignment with available funding opportunities
  • Information for research application preparation including editing services available for SSHRC and other non-tri-agency funding
  • My Research Applications (MRA) 
  • External research awards and honours in the social sciences and humanities
  • UTSC Banting Post Doctoral Fellowship competition

     

Research Partnership and Business Development Officer – Brice Rousseau

647-601-4651

Email: brice.rousseau@utoronto.ca

Contact for matters related to:

  • Partnerships and agreements related to social sciences and humanities
  • UTSC Clusters of Scholarly Prominence Program (CSPP)
  • UofT Institutional Strategic Initiatives (ISI)
  • Collaborative Research Consortium
  • EaRTH Initiative
  • University of Toronto "Blue Door" Service and UTSC REDNet liaison
  • Mitacs funding opportunities

Research Partnership and Business Development Officer – Dr. Suhail Asrar

416-208-8172

Email: suhail.asrar@utoronto.ca

Contact for matters related to:

  • Partnerships and agreements related to the sciences, mathematics and computer science
  • UTSC Clusters of Scholarly Prominence Program (CSPP)
  • UofT Institutional Strategic Initiatives (ISI)
  • Collaborative Research Consortium
  • EaRTH Initiative
  • University of Toronto "Blue Door" Service and UTSC REDNet liaison
  • Mitacs funding opportunities

 

Research Services Officer – Joshua van Ry

647-601-4647

Email: Joshua.vanry@utoronto.ca

Contact for matters related to:

  • Centre for Research & Innovation Support (CRIS)
  • Research communications including newsletter, website and social media
  • OVPRI Annual Report
  • Science Rendezvous
  • OVPRI & UTSC Library Research Forum and Prize
  • Special projects and initiatives
Strategic Research Development Officer- Dr. Lee Slinger

647-601-4411

Email: lee.slinger@utoronto.ca

 

Contact for matters related to:

  • Researching and recommending new opportunities for external collaborations and partnerships
  • Assisting with generating proposals for externally-sponsored collaborative/partnered research opportunities
  • Building and strengthening relationships with stakeholders and partners of strategic importance
  • Coordinating and guiding applicants through various phases of the research funding application process
  • Advising faculty on funding application strategies
  • Supporting the development, establishment and operation of strategic initiatives at UTSC

 

Research Awards & Honours Officer - Rabiya Siddiqui

647-601-4652

Email: rabiya.siddiqui@utoronto.ca

Contact for matters related to:

  • Research awards and honours
  • Development of research awards and honours strategies
  • UTSC Applauds
  • Providing support for the drafting and of writing nominations for various awards
  • Awards and honours communications
  • UTSC OVPRI internal research funding programs

Editorial & Proposal Development Officer: Dr. Kate Steinmann

647-601-4603

Email: kate.steinmann@utoronto.ca

Contact for matters related to:

  • Funding opportunities for faculty in the social sciences
  • Information for research application preparation including writing and editing services available for CIHR and other non-tri-agency funding
  • Consultation for project alignment with available funding opportunities
  • My Research Applications (MRA)

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 and Associate Vice-Principal Research-Strategic Initiatives schedules 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 and special orders (pharmaceuticals, diets, etc).
  • Procedure room scheduling
  • 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
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Strategic Coordinator & Business Advisor, The Hub –Donovan Dill

Email: donovan.dill@utoronto.ca

Contact Donovan for the following matters related to The Hub:

  • Coaching and mentoring for entrepreneurs beginning their journey in The Hub
  • Business consulting to entrepreneurs looking to expand their activities