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:

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

Mickey Vallee
Associate Professor of Cultural Studies
Canada Research Chair in Sound Studies (Tier 2)

Bishop’s University Kerry Hull
Associate Vice-Principal, Research, and Dean of Science
Brandon University Rachel Herron
Associate Professor, Department of Geography and Environment
Brock University Deborah O’Leary
Acting Associate Vice President, Research
Cape Breton University Erna Macleod
Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Studies
Capilano University Dawn Whitworth
Associate Vice President, Creative Activity, Research and Scholarship
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
First Nations University of Canada Pending nomination
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 Keith Leung
Research Facilitator, Office of Research Services
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

Lara Khoury
Associate Vice-President, Research, and Full Professor

McMaster University Martin Horn
Associate Dean, Graduate Studies and Research, Faculty of Humanities
Memorial University Tana Allen
Associate Dean, Research, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Mount Allison University Maria Thistle
Director, Research Development
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 Pending nomination
OCAD University Ashok Mathur
Vice-President, Research; and Dean, School of Graduate Studies
Ontario Tech University Les Jacobs
Vice-President, Research and Innovation
Polytechnique Montréal Annie Ross
Deputy Director, Research and Innovation
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 Katherine Reilly
Associate Dean, Research, Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology
St. Francis Xavier University Erin Morton
Dean of Arts, and Professor of Art History
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 Jaime Cidro
Associate Vice-President, Research and Innovation
Thompson Rivers University Courtney Mason
Canada Research Chair and Professor, Rural Livelihoods and Sustainable Communities
Trent University Pending nomination
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 Stéphane Bernatchez
Professor, Faculty of Law
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 Joanna Harrington
Professor, Faculty of Law, and Special Advisor to the Vice-President (Research and Innovation)
University of Calgary Katrina Milaney
Associate Vice-President (Research)
University of Guelph

Kimberly Francis
Professor of Music, and Director of Interdisciplinary Programs

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 Heidi MacDonald
Dean, Faculty of Arts
University of Northern British Columbia Paula Wood-Adams
Vice President, Research and Innovation
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

Donna Kotsopoulos
Dean and Professor, Faculty of Education

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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