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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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2021 Fall Update:  The Office of Research Services will continue to primarily work remotely.  To contact any of our staff with questions or for assistance, please use the email addresses indicated below instead of the telephone extensions.

Our normal business hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday.

Office of the Vice-President Research and Innovation 

Les Jacobs, PhD, FRSC
Vice-President Research, Innovation

Energy Systems and Nuclear Science Research Centre (ERC), Room 2062
ext. 3267
Vivianne Sharpe, BA
Senior Executive Assistant
ERC, Room 2064
ext. 5420
General inquiries for Office of the Vice-President Research and Innovation
ext. 5420
Brilliant Energy Institute
Jacquie Hoornweg, MCM, ABC
Executive Director, Brilliant Energy Institute
ERC 2038
ext. 5480
Kelly Ogle  ERC 2037
Rami El-Emam
Research Associate, International Atomic Energy Collaborating Centre
ERC 2039
ext. 5554
Office of Research Services
Jennifer Freeman, MSc
Executive Director, Research Services
Campus Corners, Room 2310
ext. 3176
Research Business Analyst
Campus Corners, Room 2320
ext. 6230
Elisa Beverley, BSc
Administrative Assistant
Campus Corners, Room 2311
ext. 3692
Kaitlynn Gambier
Administrative Assistant 

Campus Corners, Room 2311
ext. 6138

General inquiries for the Office of Research Services
ext. 3692
Grant Development

Laura Rendl, PhD
Manager, Grants and Funding Programs

Campus Corners, Room 2321
ext. 6244

Raluca Dubrowski, PhD
Grants Officer

  • Health Sciences
  • Science

Campus Corners, Room 2323
ext. 5307

Joanne Hui, PhD
Grants Officer


  • Energy Systems and Nuclear Science
  • Engineering and Applied Science


Grants Officer


Kamla Ross McGregor, MA
Grants Officer

  • Business and IT
  • Education
  • Social Science and Humanities
Campus Corners, Room 2324
ext. 6584

Ewa Stewart, MA
Grants Officer

On Leave

Osman Hamid, BComm, EdD, MBA
Director, Creativity and Entrepreneurship, Brilliant Catalyst 

ERC, Room 2065
ext. 5440

Connor Loughlean, BA (Hons)
Manager, Creativity

ERC, Room 2034
ext. 2380
Jason Muloonga, BSc (Eng)
Special Projects Officer, Brilliant Catalyst
ERC, Room 2034
ext. 6522
Program Coordinator, Brilliant Catalyst
General inquiries for Entrepreneurship:
Partnerships, Intellectual Property and Innovation

Danielle Saney, PhD
Manager, Research Partnerships

  • Health Sciences
  • Science
Campus Corners, Room 2313
ext. 6229

Julia Armstrong, MA
Research Partnerships Officer

  • Business and Information Technology
  • Energy Systems and Nuclear Science
  • Engineering and Applied Science

 Campus Corners, Room 2315
ext. 3579

Felipe Rubio, PhD
Research Partnerships Officer

  • Education
  • Social Science and Humanities
  • TeachingCity Oshawa
  • City Idea Lab
  • CityStudio Durham


Alla Darwish, MBA, PhD
Intellectual Property Officer

  • Science
  • Engineering and Applied Science

Campus Corners, room CC 2314
ext. 3786

Justin Gammage, PhD
Senior Executive Advisor for Strategic Research Priorities and Industry Collaborations

ACE 4020
cell 905.441.6968 
General inquiries for Partnerships

Candi Thayer, JD
Legal Counsel, Research

Campus Corners, Room 2312
ext. 6185

Aleli Bernardino, JD
Research Contracts Officer

Gary Larsen, MA
Research Contracts Officer

General Inquiries 

Research Ethics, Compliance and Safety
Francis Arnaldo, MSc, CRPA(R)
Biosafety and Radiation Safety Officer
Campus Corners, Room 2316
ext. 6316
Fabiola Limón Bravo, MA
Research Ethics Coordinator
Campus Corners, Room 2319
ext. 6192
Janice Moseley, BSc
Research Ethics Officer
Campus Corners, Room 2317
ext. 3693
General inquiries for Research Ethics and Compliance

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