NSERC Leaders

The NSERC Leaders network serves as a key point of contact between NSERC and Canadian universities by sharing information on NSERC’s strategic priorities, and policy and program developments. Through regular communication with the network, NSERC Leaders will also help shape policies, plans and activities at NSERC.

The NSERC Leaders network is comprised of representatives from universities across Canada that are eligible to administer NSERC funds for graduate training and research. NSERC Leaders are nominated by the president or senior delegate of their institution to represent the parent and affiliate institutions.

NSERC Leaders and NSERC management meet formally three times a year. The annual winter meeting will coincide with the SSHRC Leaders meeting, and both networks will meet jointly to discuss items of common interest. Other meetings and consultations may be scheduled, as necessary, throughout the year.

For more information about NSERC Leaders, please email NSERCLeadersCRSNG@nserc-crsng.gc.ca.

Executive summaries of NSERC Leaders annual meetings

Current NSERC Leaders

Institution Name Title
Acadia University Suzie Currie Dean, Pure and Applied Science
Athabasca University Shauna Zenteno  Dean, Faculty of Science and Technology
Brandon University Bernadette Ardelli  Dean, Faculty of Science 
British Columbia Institute of Technology Kim Dotto  Dean, Applied Research & Centre for Applied Research and Innovation 
Brock University Michelle McGinn  Associate Vice-President, Research
Burman University Delano S. Lewis Associate Professor, Biology
Canadian Mennonite University Jonathan Dueck Vice-President, Academic
Cape Breton University Tanya Brann-Barrett Associate Vice-President, Academic and Research
Carleton University Sandra Crocker Associate Vice-President, Strategic Initiatives and Operations
Concordia University Emad Shihab Associate Dean, Research and Innovation
Concordia University of Edmonton Carla Craveiro Salvado Associate Vice-President, Research
Dalhousie University Laurent Kreplak Associate Dean, Research, Faculty of Science
École de technologie supérieure Ghyslain Gagnon Doyen de la recherche
First Nations University of Canada Jacqueline Ottmann President
HEC Montréal Caroline Aubé Director, Research and Knowledge Transfer
Institut national de la recherche scientifique Marc A. Gauthier Professor and Acting Director of the Énergie Matériaux Télécommunications Research Centre
Lakehead University Shannon Zurevinski. Associate Professor, Graduate and Undergraduate Coordinator
Laurentian University Thomas Merritt Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry
MacEwan University Craig Kuziemsky Associate Vice-President, Research
McGill University Benoit Boulet Associate Vice-Principal, Research and Innovation
McMaster University John Preston Associate Dean, Research, Innovation and External Relations, Faculty of Engineering
Memorial University of Newfoundland John Hanchar University Research Professor
Mount Royal University Connie Van der Byl Associate Professor, Bissett School of Business
Mount Saint Vincent University Jacqueline Gahagan Associate Vice-President, Research 
Nipissing University April James Professor and Graduate Program Coordinator
NSCAD University Ann-Barbara Graff Vice-President, Academic and Research
Ontario College of Art and Design University Alexis Morris  Assistant Professor, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Ontario Technology University Les Jacobs Vice-President, Research and Innovation
Polytechnique Montréal François Bertrand Director, Research and Innovation Directorate
Queen’s University Kent Novakowski Associate Vice-Principal, Research
Redeemer University Kevin Vander Meulen Director, Research 
Royal Roads University Matt Dodd Professor, School of Environment and Sustainability
Saint Mary’s University Adam Sarty  Associate Vice-President, Research, Dean of Graduate Studies and Research
Simon Fraser University Daniel Leznoff  Professor and Undergraduate Program Chair
St. Francis Xavier University Richard Isnor Associate Vice-President, Research and Graduate Studies
St. Mary's University Gary Grothman Assistant Professor, Biology
St. Thomas University Peter Toner  Associate Vice-President, Research
TÉLUQ Yoann Dessery Research and Planning Officer
The University of British Columbia Purang Abolmaesumi Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
The University of Western Ontario Miriam Capretz Associate Dean, Research
The University of Winnipeg Melanie Martin Professor, Physics
Thompson Rivers University Heather Price  Professor, Psychology
Toronto Metropolitan University David Cramb Dean, Faculty of Science  
Trent University Rayf Shiell Associate Professor, Physics and Astronomy
Trinity Western University Richard Chandra Associate Provost, Research
Université de Moncton Francis LeBlanc Vice-recteur adjoint à la recherche et Doyen de la Faculté des études supérieures et de la recherche
Université de Montréal Luc Stafford Professor, Physics
Université de Sherbrooke Marco Festa-Bianchet Professor, Biology
Université du Québec  Etienne Carbonneau Director of Research and Internationalization Support
Université du Québec à Chicoutimi Mohamed Bouazara Vice-rectorat à la recherche, à la création et à l'innovation
Université du Québec à Montréal Christian Edem Kokou Agbobli Vice-recteur à la recherche, à la création et à la diffusion
Université du Québec à Rimouski Pietro-Luciano Buono Doyen de la recherche 
Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières Sébastien Charles Vice-recteur à la recherche et au développement
Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue Louis Imbeau  Doyen à la recherche et à la création
Université du Québec en Outaouais Adel El Zaïm Vice-President for Research, Creation, Partnerships and Internationalization
Université Laval Luc Beaulieu Professor, Physics
Université Sainte-Anne Martine Béland Vice-President, Academics and Research
University of Alberta Andre McDonald Associate Vice-President, Strategic Research Initiatives and Performance
University of Calgary Robert Thompson Associate Vice-President, Research
University of Guelph Beverley (Bev) Hale Associate Vice-President Research, Agri-Food Partnership
University of Lethbridge Trushar Patel Associate Dean, Faculty of Arts and Science
University of Manitoba Gail Davoren Professor, Biological Sciences
University of New Brunswick Kevin Englehart Associate Dean, School of Graduate Studies
University of Northern British Columbia Kathy Lewis Interim Vice-President, Research
University of Ottawa Mohamad Nasser-Eddine  Associate Vice-President, Research Support and Infrastucture
University of Prince Edward Island Rabin Bissessur Interim Associate Vice-President, Research, Dean, Faculty of Graduate Studies
University of Regina Kathryn Bethune Professor, Geology
University of Saskatchewan Ron Borowsky Professor, Neuroscience
University of the Fraser Valley Garry Fehr Associate Vice-President, Research and Graduate Studies
University of Toronto Mark Lautens Professor, Chemistry
University of Victoria Julia Baum Professor, Biology
University of Waterloo Anita Layton Professor, Applied Mathematics
University of Windsor Trevor Pitcher Professor, Biology
Vancouver Island University Nicole Vaugeois Associate Vice-President, Scholarship, Research and Creative Activity
Wilfrid Laurier University Jonathan Newman Vice-President, Research 
York University Amir Asif Vice-President, Research and Innovation

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