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SSHRC’s operations have been impacted by the severe storm that hit parts of Ontario, Quebec and New Brunswick on Saturday, May 21, leaving many employees currently still without power or Internet access. We thank you for your patience and understanding as agency response times may be slower than usual.


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COVID-19: Impact on SSHRC programs, experts database and perspectives from our community.


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 Laura Robinson
Dean, Faculty of Arts
Algoma University Donna Rogers
Provost and Academic Dean
Athabasca University Andrew B. Perrin
Associate Vice-President, Research
Bishop’s University Miles Turnbull
Vice-Principal, Academic
Brandon University Heather Duncan
Associate Vice-President, Research; and Dean, Faculty of Education
Brock University Michelle McGinn
Associate Vice-President, Research
Cape Breton University Tanya Brann-Barrett
Associate Vice-President, Academic and Research
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 Patrick Leroux
Associate Dean, Research, Faculty of Arts and Science
Concordia University of Edmonton Barbara van Ingen
Vice-President, Student Life and Learning
Dalhousie University Jennifer Bain
Associate Dean, Research, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
École nationale d’administration publique Josée Gauthier
Advisor, Research, Development
Emily Carr University of Art + Design Steven Lam
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 Hélène Belleau
Director, Urbanisation Culture Société Research Centre
King’s University College at Western University Gillian Balfour
Vice-President and Academic Dean
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 Nancy Heath
Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Studies, Faculty of Education
McMaster University James Gillett
Associate Dean, Graduate Studies and Research, Faculty of Social Sciences
Memorial University of Newfoundland Tana Allen
Associate Dean, Research, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Mount Allison University Jeff Ollerhead
Provost and Vice-President, Academic and Research
Mount Royal University Michael Quinn
Associate Vice-President, Research, Scholarship and Community Engagement
Mount Saint Vincent University Jacqueline Gahagan
Associate Vice-President, Research
Nipissing University Justin Carré
Assistant Dean, Graduate Studies and Research, Faculty of Arts and Science
NSCAD University Ann-Barbara Graff
Vice-President, Academic and Research
OCAD University 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 Mary Bernard
Professor, School of Interdisciplinary Studies
Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson 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 Gyles Iannone
Professor, Department of Anthropology
Trinity Western University Richard Chandra
Associate Provost, Research
Université Laval Annie Pilote
Associate Dean, Research, Graduate Studies and International
Université Sainte-Anne Martine Béland
Vice-President, Academic and Research
Université TÉLUQ Brigitte Leblon
Director, Research
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 Josée Charest
Director, Academic and Research
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 Sébastien Charles
Vice-President, Research and Development
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 Jacqueline Rice
Associate Vice-President, Research; and Dean, School of Graduate Studies
University of Manitoba Robert Hoppa
Associate Dean, Research  
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 David Wolfe
Co-director, Innovation Policy Lab, Munk School of Global Affairs; and Professor, Department of Political Science
University of Victoria Alexandra D’Arcy
Associate Dean, Research, Faculty of Humanities; and Director, Sociolinguistics Research Lab
University of Waterloo Bruce Muirhead
Associate Vice-President, External Research
University of Windsor Brent Lee
Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Studies, Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
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
Acting 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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