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Supporting research policy and strategy through governance

The Research Board (RB), a sub-committee of Academic Council, encourages and supports quality research across all disciplines and faculties. Specifically, the RB:

  • Makes recommendations to Academic Council regarding research policies.
  • Gives advice on issues regarding the university's research.
  • Evaluates proposals for the establishment of research entities. 

Go to the University Policy Library to review the RB’s Terms of Reference and view the RB’s meeting minutes here.

The RB is comprised of:

Position Name
Chair Vice-President Research, Innovation and International Douglas Holdway, Interim
Faculty - Business and Information Technology Salma Karray
Faculty - Education Allyson Eamer
Faculty - Energy Systems and Nuclear Science Markus Piro
Faculty - Engineering and Applied Science Hossam Kishawy
Faculty - Health Sciences Pierre Cote
Faculty - Science Brad Easton
Faculty - Social Science and Humanities Andrea Slane
Dean, School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Langis Roy
University Librarian Catherine Davidson (non-voting)
Manager, Research and Trust Accounting Greg Edwards (non-voting)
Director, Office of Research Services Jennifer Freeman (non-voting)
Secretary to the Research Board Vivianne Sharpe (non-voting)