NSERC Leaders

The NSERC Leaders network serves as a key point of contact between NSERC and Canadian universities by sharing information on NSERC’s strategic priorities, and policy and program developments. Through regular communication with the network, NSERC Leaders will also help shape policies, plans and activities at NSERC.

The NSERC Leaders network is comprised of representatives from universities across Canada that are eligible to administer NSERC funds for graduate training and research. NSERC Leaders are nominated by the president or senior delegate of their institution to represent the parent and affiliate institutions.

NSERC Leaders and NSERC management meet formally once a year. This annual meeting will coincide with the SSHRC Leaders meeting, and both networks will meet jointly to discuss items of common interest. Other meetings and consultations may be scheduled, as necessary, throughout the year.

For more information about NSERC Leaders, please email NSERCLeadersCRSNG@nserc-crsng.gc.ca.

Executive summaries of NSERC Leaders annual meetings

Current NSERC leaders

Institution Name and title
Acadia University Currie, Suzie
Dean, Pure and Applied Science
Algoma University Rogers, Donna
Vice-President, Academic and Research
Athabasca University Zenteno, Shauna
Vice Dean, Operations, Faculty of Graduate Studies
Bishop's University Svotelis, Amy
Director, Research and Graduate Studies
Brandon University Ardelli, Bernadette
Dean, Science
British Columbia Institute of Technology Dotto, Kim
Dean, Applied Research
Brock University McGinn, Michelle
Professor, Department of Educational Studies
Cape Breton University Brann-Barrett, Tanya
Associate Vice President, Academic and Research
Carleton University Crocker, Sandra
Associate Vice-President, Strategic Initiatives and Operations
Concordia University Shihab, Emad
Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Studies
Concordia University of Edmonton Ilarraza, Ramses
Assistant Vice-President, Research
Dalhousie University Kreplak, Laurent
Associate Dean for Research, Faculty of Science
École de technologie supérieure Gagnon, Ghyslain
Dean, Research
Polytechnique Montréal Bertrand, François
Deputy Director General, Directorate of Training and Research
HEC Montréal Aubé, Caroline
Director, Research and Knowledge Transfer
Institut national de la recherche scientifique Marc. A Gauthier
Full Professor and Acting Director of the Énergie Matériaux Télécommunications Research Centre
Lakehead University Zurevinski, Shannon
Associate Professor, Geology
Laurentian University Merritt, Thomas
Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
MacEwan University Kuziemsky, Craig
Associate Vice-President, Research
McGill University Boulet, Benoit
Associate Vice-Principal, Innovation and Partnerships
McMaster University Preston, John
Associate Dean Research, Innovation and External Relations
Memorial University of Newfoundland Hanchar, John
University Research Professor
Mount Allison University Cockshutt, Amanda
Dean, Science and Graduate Studies
Mount Royal University Van Der Byl, Connie
(Interim) Associate Vice-President, Research Scholarship and Community Engagement
Mount Saint Vincent University Gahagan, Jacqueline
Associate Vice-President, Research
Nipissing University Law, Barbi
Dean of Graduate Studies and Research (Interim)
NSCAD University Graff, Ann-Barbara
Vice-President, Academic and Research
Ontario College of Art & Design University Morris, Alexis
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Graduate Studies
Ontario Technology University Jacobs, Les
Vice-President, Research and Innovation
Queen's University Novakowski, Kent
Associate Vice-Principal, Research
Redeemer University College Vander Meulen, Kevin
Director, Research
Ryerson University  Cramb, David
Dean Faculty of Science
Saint Mary's University  Sarty, Adam
Associate Vice-President, Research
Simon Fraser University Leznoff, Daniel
Undergraduate Program Chair; and Professor, Department of Chemistry
St. Francis Xavier University Isnor, Richard
Associate Vice-President, Research and Graduate Studies
St. Thomas University Toner, Peter
Associate Vice-President, Research
TÉLUQ Leblon, Brigitte
Director, Research
The University of British Columbia Abolmaesumi, Purang
Professor and Associate Head Research, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering 
The University of Western Ontario Capretz, Miriam
Associate Dean, Research; and Professor, Software Engineering
The University of Winnipeg Martin, Melanie
Professor of Physics
Thompson Rivers University Price, Heather
Canada Research Chair, Culture and Communities
Trent University Shiell, Rayf
Professor, Department of Physics & Astronomy
Trinity Western University Chandra, Richard
Associate Provost Research
Université de Moncton LeBlanc, Francis
Associate Vice-President, Research; and Dean, Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research
Université de Montréal Stafford,Luc
Full Professor in the Department of Physics, as Special Advisor to the Office of the Vice-Rector, Research, Discovery, Creation and Innovation
Université de Sherbrooke Festa-Bianchet, Marco
Professor, Biology
Université du Québec Charest, Josée
Director, Studies and Research Directorate
Université du Québec à Chicoutimi Bouazara, Mohamed
Vice-President, Research, Creation and Innovation
Université du Québec à Montréal Edem Kokou Agbobli, Christian
Vice-Chancellor, Research, Creation and Dissemination
Université du Québec à Rimouski Buono, Pietro-Luciano
Dean, Research
Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières Charles, Sébastien
Vice-President, Research and Development
Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue Imbeau, Louis
Dean, Research and Creation
Université du Québec en Outaouais Adel El Zaïm
Vice-Rector for Research, Creation, Partnership and Internationalization
Université Laval Beaulieu, Luc
Full Professor, Department of Physics, Physical Engineering and Optics
University of Alberta McDonald, Andre
Associate Vice President (Strategic Research Initiatives and Performance)
University of Calgary  Thompson, Robert
Associate Vice-President, Research
University of Guelph Hale, Beverley (Bev)
Associate Vice-President Research, Agri-Food Partnership
University of Manitoba Davoren, Gail
Professor, Biology
University of New Brunswick Englehart, Kevin
Associate Dean, Graduate studies
University of Northern British Columbia Lewis, Kathy
Acting Vice-President, Research
University of Ottawa Nasser-Eddine, Mohamad
Associate Vice-President, Research Support and Infrastructure
University of Prince Edward Island  Bissessur, Rabin
Interim Dean of Graduate Studies and Research
University of Saskatchewan Borowsky, Ron
Professor, Cognitive Neuroscience
University of the Fraser Valley Fehr, Garry
Associate Vice-President, Research, Engagement, and Graduate Studies
University of Regina Bethune, Kathryn
Professor, Faculty of Science
University of Toronto Lautens, Mark
Professor, Organic Chemistry
University of Victoria Baum, Julia
Professor, Biology
University of Waterloo Layton, Anita
Professor, Applied Mathematics
University of Windsor Pitcher, Trevor
Professor, Integrative Biology and Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research
Vancouver Island University Vaugeois, Nicole L.
Associate Vice-President, Scholarship, Research and Creative Activity
Wilfrid Laurier University Newman, Jonathan
Vice-President, Research
York University Asif, Amir
Vice President, Research and Innovation; Professor Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

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