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 once a year. This annual 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.

Current NSERC leaders

Institution Name and title
Acadia University Currie, Suzie
Dean, Pure and Applied Science
Algoma University Rogers, Donna
Vice-President, Academic and Research
Athabasca University Zenteno, Shauna
Vice Dean, Operations, Faculty of Graduate Studies
Bishop's University Svotelis, Amy
Director, Research and Graduate Studies
Brandon University Ardelli, Bernadette
Dean, Science
British Columbia Institute of Technology Dotto, Kim
Dean, Applied Research
Brock University McGinn, Michelle
Professor, Department of Educational Studies
Cape Breton University Brann-Barrett, Tanya
Associate Vice President, Academic and Research
Carleton University Crocker, Sandra
Associate Vice-President, Strategic Initiatives and Operations
Concordia University Shihab, Emad
Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Studies
Concordia University of Edmonton Ilarraza, Rameses
Assistant Vice-President, Research
Dalhousie University Gagnon, Graham
Associate Vice-President
École de technologie supérieure Gagnon, Ghyslain
Dean, Research
Polytechnique Montréal Bertrand, François
Deputy Director General, Directorate of Training and Research
HEC Montréal Aubé, Caroline
Director, Research and Knowledge Transfer
Lakehead University Zurevinski, Shannon
Associate Professor, Geology
MacEwan University Kuziemsky, Craig
Associate Vice-President, Research
McGill University Coulombe, Sylvain
Associate Vice-Principal, Innovation and Partnerships
McMaster University Parise, Gianni
Associate Dean, Research and External Relations
Memorial University of Newfoundland Hanchar, John
University Research Professor
Mount Allison University Cockshutt, Amanda
Dean, Science and Graduate Studies
Mount Royal University Quinn, Mike
Vice-Provost and Associate Vice-President, Academic
Mount Saint Vincent University Fisher, Derek
Acting Associate Vice-President, Research
NSCAD University Graff, Ann-Barbara
Vice-President, Academic and Research
Nipissing University McAuliffe, Jim
Dean, Graduate Studies and Research
Ontario Technology University Jacobs, Les
Vice-President, Research and Innovation
Queen's University Novakowsk, Kent
Associate Vice-Principal, Research
Redeemer University College Vander Meulen, Kevin
Director, Research
Simon Fraser University Leznoff, Daniel
Undergraduate Program Chair; and Professor, Department of Chemistry
St. Francis Xavier University Isnor, Richard
Associate Vice-President, Research and Graduate Studies
St. Thomas University Toner, Peter
Associate Vice-President, Research
TÉLUQ Carle, Marc-André
Director, Academics and Research
The University of British Columbia Salcudean, Tim
Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
The University of Western Ontario Capretz, Miriam
Associate Dean, Research; and Professor, Software Engineering
The University of Winnipeg Willis, Craig
Chancellor’s Research Chair; and Associate Professor, Faculty of Science
Thompson Rivers University Price, Heather
Canada Research Chair, Culture and Communities
Trent University Wilson, Paul
Program Coordinator, Specialization in Conservation Biology; and Professor, Biology
Trinity Western University Chandra, Richard
Director, Research Services
Université de Moncton LeBlanc, Francis
Associate Vice-President, Research; and Dean, Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research
Université de Montréal Lewis, Laurent
Associate Vice-Rector, Nature and Technology
Université de Sherbrooke Festa-Bianchet, Marco
Professor, Biology
Université du Québec à Montréal Edem Kokou Agbobli, Christian
Vice-Chancellor, Research, Creation and Dissemination
Université du Québec à Rimouski Buono, Pietro-Luciano
Dean, Research
Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières Charles, Sébastien
Vice-President, Research and Development
Université du Québec en Outaouais Levy, Charmain
Dean, Research
Université Laval Pouliot, Jacynthe
Vice Dean, Research
University of Alberta Dixon, Walter
Interim Vice-President, Research and Innovation
University of Guelph Hale, Beverley (Bev)
Associate Vice-President Research, Agri-Food Partnership
University of Manitoba Davoren, Gail
Professor, Biology
University of New Brunswick Englehart, Kevin
Associate Dean, Graduate studies
University of Northern British Columbia Lewis, Kathy
Acting Vice-President, Research
University of Ottawa Levesque, Guy
Associate Vice-President, Research Support and Infrastructure
University of Saskatchewan Borowsky, Ron
Professor, Cognitive Neuroscience
University of the Fraser Valley Fehr, Garry
Associate Vice-President, Research, Engagement, and Graduate Studies
University of Toronto Lautens, Mark
Professor, Organic Chemistry
University of Victoria Baum, Julia
Professor, Biology
University of Waterloo Layton, Anita
Professor, Applied Mathematics
University of Windsor Pitcher, Trevor
Professor, Integrative Biology and Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research
Vancouver Island University Vaugeois, Nicole L.
Associate Vice-President, Scholarship, Research and Creative Activity
Wilfrid Laurier University Newman, Jonathan
Vice-President, Research
York University Asif, Amir
Vice President, Research and Innovation; Professor Electrical Engineering and Computer Science 

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