Contact

Irena Creed

Irena Creed

Vice-Principal Research & Innovation

416-208-4835

  • 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).

Patricia Landolt

Patricia Landolt

Associate Vice-Principal Research–Strategic Initiatives

(416) 287-7156

  • 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.

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Ken Welch Jr.

Interim Associate Vice Principal Research & Innovation - Research Facilitation and Infrastructure

Shaun Young

Shaun Young

Director

416-208-5171

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

Hillary Chan

Hillary Chan

Manager of Operations and Project Manager

437-233-6843

Contact for matters related to:

  • Administration, operations, continuous improvement, and processes
  • Resource management (includes HR and financial resources)
  • Regional/national/international events created in collaboration with other institutes/organizations

Carmen Siu

Carmen Siu

Research Operations & Financial Officer

647-601-4582

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

Sharon George

Sharon George

Manager, Research Services and Partnerships

416-208-8195

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

Jason Darby

Jason Darby

Research Administration Officer

416-208-5071

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)

Anika Mifsud

Anika Mifsud

Research Administration Officer

416-208-2959

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

Brice Rousseau

Brice Rousseau

Research Partnership and Business Development Officer

647-601-4651

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

Suhail Asrar

Suhail Asrar

Research Partnership and Business Development Officer

416-208-8172

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

Joshua van Ry

Joshua van Ry

Research Services Officer

647-601-4647

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

Sonja Persram

Sonja Persram

Strategic Research Development Officer

647-601-4411

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

Amanda Mohabeer

Amanda Mohabeer

Research Awards & Honours Officer

647-601-4693

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

Tim Nieguth

Editorial & Proposal Development Officer

647-601-4603

Contact for matters related to:

  • External funding opportunities for faculty in health-related fields and the arts
  • Consultation for project alignment with available funding opportunities
  • Information for research application preparation (including editing services) available for CIHR and non-tri-agency funding
  • My Research Applications (MRA)
  • External research awards and honours in health-related fields and the arts

Kristine Peruzzi

Kristine Peruzzi

Assistant to the Vice-Principal Research & Innovation

416-208-4886

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 

Neily Yaghini

Administrative Assistant to the Vice-Principal Research & Innovation

647-601-4622

Contact for matters related to: 

  • First point of contact for general enquiries 
  • Booking rooms and arranging appropriate accommodations. 
  • Service requests 
  • Making minor purchases

Michelle Wodzak-Staruch

Michelle Wodzak-Staruch

Vivarium Director

416-208-8121

Contact for all matters related to the Vivarium/Aquatic Facilities 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

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Donovan Dill

Interim Director, The Hub

416-208-2984

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