Update: SSHRC Online System

We are pleased to announce the application system is now back online for all active funding opportunities except for the SSHRC Doctoral Awards. In accordance with the Service Standards for SSHRC Online Systems, the deadline for the Insight Grants competition has been extended to Wednesday, October 4, 2023, 8:00 p.m. (eastern).

The SSHRC Doctoral Awards competition portal continues to be offline until system updates can be made. We anticipate the Doctoral Awards competition portal will be live on October 5. We apologize for the inconvenience, and thank you for your patience.

[ Updated: 2023-09-28 ]

SSHRC Leaders

The SSHRC Leaders network is an external body that provides an ongoing channel of communication and engagement between postsecondary institutions in Canada and SSHRC, and facilitates the sharing of information among institutions. The communication between SSHRC Leaders and SSHRC feeds into the development of SSHRC policies and programs, and addresses other items of interest to the social sciences and humanities research community.

The SSHRC Leaders network is composed of representatives of postsecondary institutions in Canada that are eligible to administer SSHRC funds for graduate training and research.

The SSHRC Leaders network meets twice a year, with an annual meeting in late fall and a briefer meeting in late spring. Consultations may be scheduled, as necessary, throughout the year, and are held by videoconference, email or other online platforms.

For more information about the SSHRC Leaders network, contact: leaders@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca.

Executive summaries of SSHRC Leaders annual meetings

Current SSHRC Leaders

Institution Name and title
Acadia University Peter Ludlow
Manager, Research Grants and Programs
Alberta University of the Arts Rob Stone
Associate Dean, Research, Internationalization and Graduate Studies
Algoma University Michele Piercey-Normore
Vice-President, Academic and Research
Athabasca University Andrew B. Perrin
Associate Vice-President, Research
Bishop’s University Andrew Webster
Vice Principal, Academic and Research
Brandon University Rachel Herron
Associate Professor, Department of Geography and Environment
Brock University Michelle McGinn
Associate Vice-President, Research
Cape Breton University Erna Macleod
Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Studies
Capilano University Dawn Whitworth
Director, Creative Activity, Scholarship and Research
Carleton University Jo-Anne LeFevre
Chancellor’s Professor; and Director, Institute of Cognitive Science
Concordia University Monica Mulrennan
Associate Vice-President Research, (Development and Outreach) and Professor, Department of Geography, Planning and Environment
Concordia University of Edmonton Carla Craveiro Salvado
Associate Vice-President, Research
Dalhousie University Jennifer Bain
Associate Vice President, Research
École nationale d’administration publique Claudine Cyr
Advisor, Research Development
Emily Carr University of Art + Design Justin Langlois
Interim Associate Vice-President, Research; and Dean, Jake Kerr Faculty of Graduate Studies
HEC Montréal Caroline Aubé
Director, Research and Knowledge Transfer; and Professor, Department of Management
Institut national de la recherche scientifique Marie-Soleil Cloutier
Director, Centre Urbanisation Culture Société
King’s University College at Western University Rob Ventresca
Academic Dean (interim)
Kwantlen Polytechnic University Deepak Gupta
Associate Vice-President, Research
Lakehead University Batia Stolar
Associate Vice-President, Research and Graduate Studies
Laurentian University Diana Coholic
Full Professor, School of Social Work
MacEwan University Craig Kuziemsky
Associate Vice-President, Research
McGill University Debra Titone
Associate Vice-Principal, Research
McMaster University Martin Horn
Associate Dean, Graduate Studies and Research, Faculty of Humanities
Memorial University of Newfoundland Tana Allen
Associate Dean, Research, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Mount Allison University Jeff Hennessy
Provost and Vice-President, Academic and Research
Mount Royal University Connie Van Der Byl
Associate Vice-President, Research Scholarship and Community Engagement
Mount Saint Vincent University Jacqueline Gahagan
Associate Vice-President, Research
Nipissing University David Zarifa
Canada Research Chair in Life Course Transitions in Northern and Rural Communities and Professor, Department of Sociology
NSCAD University (Nova Scotia College of Art and Design) Ann-Barbara Graff
Vice-President, Academic and Research
OCAD University (Ontario College of Art and Design) Pending nomination
Ontario Tech University Les Jacobs
Vice-President, Research and Innovation
Polytechnique Montréal Ghyslain Boisvert
Section Head, Grants, Contracts and Development
Queen’s University Betsy Donald
Associate Vice-Principal, Research
Royal Roads University Hassan Wafai
Associate Professor and Program Head, Faculty of Management
Toronto Metropolitan University Naomi Adelson
Associate Vice-President, Research and Innovation
Saint Mary’s University Adam Sarty
Associate Vice-President, Research; and Dean, Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research
Saint Paul University Jean-Marc Barrette
Vice-Rector, Academic and Research
Simon Fraser University Mary-Ellen Kelm
Canada Research Chair; and Professor, Department of History
St. Francis Xavier University Richard Isnor
Associate Vice-President, Research and Graduate Studies
St. Thomas University Peter Toner
Associate Vice-President, Research
The University of British Columbia Lisa Sundstrom
Professor, Department of Political Science
The University of Winnipeg Candida Rifkind
Professor, Department of English
Thompson Rivers University Courtney Mason
Canada Research Chair and Professor, Rural Livelihoods and Sustainable Communities
Trent University Mark Skinner
Dean, Humanities and Social Sciences
Trinity Western University Richard Chandra
Associate Provost, Research
Université Laval Serge Desnoyers
Assistant to the Vice-Rector and Director of the Office of Research and Creation
Université Sainte-Anne Martine Béland
Vice-President, Academic and Research
Université TÉLUQ Martin Toussaint
Director, Research Services
Université de Moncton Francis LeBlanc
Associate Vice-President, Research; and Dean, Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research
Université de Montréal Franck Scherrer
Associate Vice-President, Research, Discovery, Creation and Innovation
Université de Saint-Boniface Peter Dorrington
Vice-President, Academic and Research
Université de Sherbrooke Jean-Pascal Lemelin
Associate Vice-President, Research and Graduate Studies
Université du Québec Étienne Carbonneau
Director, Research and Internationalization Support
Université du Québec à Chicoutimi Mohamed Bouazara
Vice-President, Research, Creation and Innovation
Université du Québec à Montréal Christian Agbobli
Vice-President, Research, Creation and Dissemination
Université du Québec à Rimouski Dominique Marquis
Vice-Rector, Education and Research
Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières Jean-François Millaire
Dean, Research and Creation
Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue Louis Imbeau
Dean, Research and Creation
Université du Québec en Outaouais Adel El Zaïm
Vice-President, Research, Creation, Partnerships and Internationalization
University of Alberta Laura Beard
Associate Vice-President, Research
University of Calgary Penny M. Pexman
Associate Vice-President, Research
University of Guelph Karina McInnis
Associate Vice-President, Research Services
University of Lethbridge David Slomp
Associate Dean, Graduate Studies and Research, Faculty of Education
University of Manitoba Elyssa Warkentin
Research Facilitator, Research and Grant Writing Support, Faculty of Arts
University of New Brunswick Joanne Wright
Dean, Faculty of Arts
University of Northern British Columbia Kathy Lewis
Vice-President, Research and Graduate Programs
University of Ottawa Martine Lagacé
Associate Vice-President, Research, Promotion and Development
University of Prince Edward Island Rabin Bissessur
Interim Associate Vice-President, Research; and Dean, Graduate Studies
University of Regina Raymond Blake
Professor, Department of History
University of Saskatchewan Dawn Wallin
Associate Dean, Undergraduate Programs, Partnerships, and Research
University of Toronto Elspeth Brown
Interim Vice-Principal, Research; and Professor, Department of Historical Studies
University of Victoria Alexandra D’Arcy
Associate Dean, Research, Faculty of Humanities; and Director, Sociolinguistics Research Lab
University of Waterloo Ian Milligan
Associate Vice-President, Research Oversight and Analysis
University of Windsor Tanya Basok
Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology
University of the Fraser Valley Garry Fehr
Associate Vice-President, Research, Engagement and Graduate Studies
Vancouver Island University Nicole Vaugeois
Associate Vice-President Scholarship, Research and Creative Activity
Western University Jacquie Burkell
Associate Vice-President, Research
Wilfrid Laurier University Jonathan Newman
Vice-President, Research
York University Jennifer M. Hyndman
Associate Vice-President, Research
Yukon University Bronwyn Hancock
Associate Vice-President, Research Development
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