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Research and Innovation (R&I) is responsible for the promotion and advancement of research across McGill and serves the research community in a variety of ways, from supporting grant applications to driving McGill's innovation agenda. Please be advised that during Summer 2016, International Relations will be moving to the purview of the Office of the Provost. Contact information for International Relations will remain on this page during the transition. We look forward to speaking with you.

Research and Innovation is comprised of several units, working together internally and with external groups, to provide the best service to McGill's research community. To learn more about the services provided by a specific unit or to contact a particular team member, please see "Unit Descriptions and Contacts." General inquiries should be directed to the contacts listed below:


Office of the Vice-Principal (R&I)

James Administration, Room 419
845 Sherbrooke Street West
Montreal, Quebec H3A 0G4
Tel.: 514-398-3991
Fax: 514-398-8257

research.vprir [at] mcgill.ca (General inquiries)

*For a complete staff listing, click on the Unit Descriptions and Contact tab above


Office of Sponsored Research

James Administration, Room 208
845 Sherbrooke Street West
Montreal, Quebec H3A 0G4
Tel.: 514-398-3996
Fax: 514-398-4853

info.osr [at] mcgill.ca (General inquiries)

*For a complete staff listing, click on the Unit Descriptions and Contact tab above


Research Ethics and Compliance Office

James Administration, Room 325
845 Sherbrooke Street West
Montreal, Quebec H3A 0G4
Tel.: 514-398-2267
Fax: 514-398-4644

darwin [at] mcgill.ca (Darwin-related inquiries) 

animalcare [at] mcgill.ca (Animal care inquiries) 

deanna.collin [at] mcgill.ca (Human ethics inquiries)

*For a complete staff listing, click on the Unit Descriptions and Contact tab above

 

Leadership

 

   

Professor Martha Crago

Vice-Principal (Research and Innovation)

James Administration, Room 419
845 Sherbrooke Street West
Montreal, Quebec H3A 0G4

Tel: 514-398-2995

Email: martha.crago [at] mcgill.ca 

Professor Nancy Ross

Associate Vice-Principal (Research and Innovation)

James Administration, Room 419
845 Sherbrooke Street West
Montreal, Quebec H3A 0G4

Tel: 514-398-3418

Email: avpross.vpri [at] mcgill.ca

Professor Anne McKinney

Associate Vice-Principal (Research and Innovation)

James Administration, Room 419
845 Sherbrooke Street West
Montreal, Quebec H3A 0G4

Tel: 514-398-5626

Email: avpmckinney.vprir [at] mcgill.ca

Angelique Mannella

Associate Vice-Principal, Innovation and Partnerships

James Administration, Room 429
845 Sherbrooke Street West
Montreal, Quebec H3A 0G4

Tel: 514-398-1447

Email: angelique.mannella [at] mcgill.ca

 

Please click on the "+" to learn more about the services provided by a specific unit, or to identify the contact information for a particular team member.

View the R&I Organizational Chart

Office of the Vice-Principal (Research and Innovation) 

Finance, Human Resources, and Communications

Theresearch.vprir [at] mcgill.ca ( Finance, Human Resources and Communications Unit) provides central services to the entire R&I team and is responsible for the day-to-day operations of R&I. These services include Finance, HR, and administrative support for the VP, AVPs and Directors. In addition, the Unit provides support for internal and external communications and organizes a wide variety of events.

NAME                                                       TITLE 514-398-XXXX
brett.hooton [at] mcgill.ca (Hooton, Brett) Director, Office of the Vice-Principal (R&I)                                             8585
ourania.atsaidis [at] mcgill.ca (Atsaidis, Ourania (Rania))            Administrative Officer 2445
danielle.berrut [at] mcgill.ca (Berrut, Danielle ) Assistant to the Vice-Principal 7224
jing.hu [at] mcgill.ca (Hu, Jing) Administrative Coordinator 1876
karen.kinsella [at] mcgill.ca (Kinsella, Karen) Administrative Coordinator 7078
lucy.lombardo [at] mcgill.ca (Lombardo, Lucy) Administrative Coordinator 3991
amanda.testani [at] mcgill.ca (Testani, Amanda) Communications Associate 4893
meaghan.thurston [at] mcgill.ca (Thurston, Meaghan) Communications Officer 3400
lorraine.torpy [at] mcgill.ca (Torpy, Lorraine) Events Officer 3992
tina.venetis [at] mcgill.ca (Venetis, Tina) Financial Officer 2110

Strategic Initiatives

The Strategic Initiatives unit is responsible for policy and planning related to research initiatives of strategic importance for the University. The team also provides support and resources for development of applications for large-scale and complex research projects, with focus on Canada Foundation for Innovation, Canada Research Chairs, large-scale networks, platforms and research centres.

NAME                                                                                     TITLE                     514-398-XXXX
Öhrvall, Kristina Director, Strategic Initiatives 6000
Policy and Planning    
chelsea.cavanagh [at] mcgill.ca (Cavanagh, Chelsea) Strategic Initiatives Advisor 4994
anne-marie.durocher [at] mcgill.ca (Durocher, Anne-Marie) Senior Analyst, Policy and Planning 2368
beatriz.osorio [at] mcgill.ca (Osorio, Beatriz) Research Advisor 6062
linda.rice [at] mcgill.ca (Rice, Linda) Administrative Assistant 4820
Institutional Initiatives    
nathalie.foisset [at] mcgill.ca (Foisset, Nathalie) Associate Director, Strategic Initiatives 8965
josie.cinelli [at] mcgill.ca (Cinelli, Josie) CFI Finance Grants Officer 5396
TBD Senior Advisor, CFI Research Development TBD
minodora.iordan [at] mcgill.ca (Iordan, Minodora (Dora)) Senior Advisor, Research Development (Natural Sciences and Engineering) 3648
tracy-ann.leith [at] mcgill.ca (Leith, Tracy-Ann) Administrative Coordinator 7873
guillaume.lesage [at] mcgill.ca (Lesage, Guillaume) Grants Officer 5006
randall.little [at] mcgill.ca (Little, Randall) Senior Advisor, CFI-CRC 8209
ada.sijercic [at] mcgill.ca (Sijercic, Ada) Grants Officer 1583
romina.teran [at] mcgill.ca (Teran Gandolfo, Romina) Senior Budget and Financial Officer 6786
TBD Senior Advisor, Research Development (Biomedical and Health Sciences) 2296

Office of Sponsored Research

The Office of Sponsored Research Teams

The Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) supports McGill faculty with all aspects of research-related funding, from pre-application advising and assistance with nominated-based prizes and awards to post-award administration. OSR also provided assistance with the negotiation of research agreements and contracts, and the facilitation of large-scale research initiatives.

General OSR contact: erin.keenan [at] mcgill.ca (Erin Keenan), Administrative Coordinator, 514-398-3996

General grant/prize or agreement inquiries: info.osr [at] mcgill.ca

General post-award inquiries: awards.osr [at] mcgill.ca

 
NAME TITLE 514-398-XXXX
olga.naiberguer [at] mcgill.ca (Naiberguer, Olga) Director, office of Sponsored Research 3488
ouessou.aidara [at] mcgill.ca (Aidara, Cherif) Associate Director, Natural Sciences and Engineering (NSE) 3356
janie.kwan [at] mcgill.ca (Kwan, Janie) Director, Data Management and Administration 8956
martyn.liness [at] mcgill.ca (Liness, Martyn) Associate Director (Interim), Awards Management 8915
rupa.narasimhadevara [at] mcgill.ca (Narasimhadevara, Rupa) Associate Director, Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) 7105
giovanna.sebastiani [at] mcgill.ca (Sebastiani, Giovanna) Associate Director, Biomedical and Health Sciences (BHS) 6138
 
meredith.chatman [at] mcgill.ca (Chatman, Meredith) Prizes and Awards Officer: All Disciplines 3218
lauren.clark [at] mcgill.ca (Clark, Lauren) Sponsored Research Advisor 4880
vera.milbradt [at] mcgill.ca (Milbradt, Vera) Research Administrative Officer
  • Internal Research Programs
  • Supervisor, pre-award support
3790
jana.porubska [at] mcgill.ca (Porubska, Jana) Senior Grants and Agreement Officer
  • Controlled goods, export controls, industrial security
  • CRIAQ, CARIC, IRAP
8667

Grants and Agreements

The sector-specific teams (Biomedical and Health Sciences (BHS), Natural Sciences and Engineering (NSE) and Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH)) are responsible for all processes and support related to the submission of grant applications and competitive bids as well as the review and negotiation of contracts and Agreements. All nomination-based prizes and awards applications are also handled within the Grants and Agreements portfolio.

General grant/prize or agreement inquiries: info.osr [at] mcgill.ca

NAME TITLE 514-398-XXXX
Biomedical and Health Sciences (BHS)    
giovanna.sebastiani [at] mcgill.ca (Sebastiani, Giovanna) Associate Director, Grants and Agreements  6138
rina.cohen [at] mcgill.ca (Cohen, Rina) Grants Officer
  • Provincial programs (FRQS, etc.), Mitacs, foundations
7187
genevieve.despars [at] mcgill.ca (Despars, Genevieve) Senior Grants and Agreements Officer
  • Team grants, networks, industry-funded research
4843
daina.leimanis [at] mcgill.ca (Leimanis, Daina) Grants Officer
  • Neurology-related programs
1728
martyn.liness [at] mcgill.ca (Liness, Martyn) (on developmental assignment contact Giovanna Sebastiani until Jan 31, 2018 Grants and Agreements Officer
  • International programs (IDRC, Global Affairs, US Federal, EU, etc.)
8915
andrea.mimee [at] mcgill.ca (Mimee, Andrea) Grants Officer
  • CIHR, NIH, cancer-related programs
5184
TBD Grants Administrator TBD
Natural Sciences and Engineering (NSE)    
ouessou.aidara [at] mcgill.ca (Aidara, Ouessou Cherif) Associate Director, Grants and Agreements  3356
kaila.folinsbee [at] mcgill.ca (Folinsbee, Kaila) Senior Grants and Agreements Officer
  • Team grants, networks, industry(large corporations), PWGSC
  • Faculty of Engineering
3333
alison.glaser [at] mcgill.ca (Glaser, Alison) Grants and Agreements Officer
  • Provincial programs (FRQNT, consortia, etc.) and international programs, federal agencies, industry (SMEs)
  • Faculty of Engineering
5406
danny.leung [at] mcgill.ca (Leung, Danny) Grants Officer
  • NSERC (Discovery, RTI, Engage, etc.)
  • Mitacs, foundations
2275
TBD Senior Grants and Agreements Officer
  • Team grants, networks, industry(large corporations)
  • Faculty of Science, Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
8707
agnes.wong2 [at] mcgill.ca (Wong, Agnes) Grants and Agreements Officer
  • Provincial programs (FRQNT, consortia, etc.), federal agencies, international programs, industry (SMEs)
  • Faculty of Science, Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
3102
kathleen.therrien [at] mcgill.ca (Therrien, Kathleen) Grants Administrator 8801
Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH)    
rupa.narasimhadevara [at] mcgill.ca (Narasimhadevara, Rupa) Associate Director, Grants and Agreements
  • Team grants, networks, industry funded research
7105
jennifer.callaghan [at] mcgill.ca (Callaghan, Jennifer) Grants Administrator 3256
meredith.chatman [at] mcgill.ca (Chatman, Meredith) Prizes and Awards Officer: All Diciplines 3218
maureen.donato [at] mcgill.ca (Donato, Maureen) Grants Officer
  • SSHRC, FRQSC, foundations, Mitacs (Faculty of Arts)
2141
joanna.mastalerek [at] mcgill.ca (Mastalerek, Joanna) Grants Officer
  • SSHRC, FRQSC, foundations, Mitacs (Education, Law, Music, Management)
7300
michelle.picard-aitken [at] mcgill.ca (Picard-Aitken, Michelle) Grants and Agreements Officer
  • Collaborative initiatives (federal, provincial and other)
  • Research agreements
3348

Awards Management

The awards.osr [at] mcgill.ca (Awards Management team) provides a wide range of services related to award (grants, agreements and prizes) activation, and works closely with Research Financial Management Services (RFMS) to ensure prompt fund opening and assist with any necessary post-award adjustments and follow-ups.

General award/post-award inquiries: awards.osr [at] mcgill.ca

NAME TITLE 514-398-XXXX
martyn.liness [at] mcgill.ca (Liness, Martyn) Interim Associate Director, Awards Management 8915
maria.capizzi [at] mcgill.ca (Capizzi, Maria) Awards Officer
  • Tri-agency networks, partnership grants, NCE, sub-awards to non-eligible institutions, Mitacs
  • Grants award activation for NSE
5114
rosa.maria.greco [at] mcgill.ca (Greco, Rosa Maria) Awards Officer
  • Contracts award activation
  • CARIC, CRIAQ
  • Prizes and Awards post-award
  • Grants award activation for SSH
1887
florise.lam.tsang.on [at] mcgill.ca (Lam Tsang On, Florise) Awards Officer
  • US federal, Canadian international agencies, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, EU Horizon 2020
  • Grants award activation for SSH
7229
france.lariviere [at] mcgill.ca (Larivière, France) Administrative Coordinator
  • CIHR, SSHRC standard grants
  • Standard grants activation for BHS
5211
melanie.pepin [at] mcgill.ca (Pepin, Melanie) Senior Awards and Compliance Officer
  • Supervisor for Tri-agency post-award
  • Compliance
  • Génome Québec/Genome Canada
3283
dalia.soliman [at] mcgill.ca (Soliman, Dalia) Awards Officer
  • Provincial programs (except CRIAQ)
3592

Data Management and Administration

The Data Management and Administration team provides general administrative and IT support to the Office of the Vice-Principal (Research and Innovation), and maintains information systems, generates research-related records and reports, and ensures the integrity of university research data.

NAME TITLE 514-398-XXXX
janie.kwan [at] mcgill.ca (Kwan, Janie) Director, Data Management and Administration 8956
timothy.capper [at] mcgill.ca (Capper, Timothy) Administrative Coordinator
  • Data entry for NSE
5565
erin.keenan [at] mcgill.ca (Keenan, Erin) Administrative Coordinator 3996
leisa.smith [at] mcgill.ca (Smith, Leisa) Senior Administrative Coordinator
  • Supervisor for OSR data entry
  • Data entry for SSH, Prizes
3178
barbara.wong [at] mcgill.ca (Wong, Barbara) Administrative Coordinator
  • Data entry for BHS
3997
ken.wong [at] mcgill.ca (Wong, Ken) Research Database Officer
  • Reporting and IT support
5182
jeffrey.zhu [at] mcgill.ca (Zhu, Jeffrey) Research Database Administrator 8812

Office of Innovation and Partnerships 

The Innovation and Partnerships Team

NAME                                                                                                                                               TITLE                                                                                                                                                                                     514-398-XXXX                      
mark.weber2 [at] mcgill.ca (Weber, Mark) Associate Director, Technology Transfer 8949
lea.cameron [at] mcgill.ca (Cameron, Lea) Senior Advisor, Innovation Strategy On Leave
eduardo.ganemcuenca [at] mcgill.ca (Ganem Cuenca, Eduardo) Advisor, Entrepreneurship 8779
georgia.kalavritinos [at] mcgill.ca (Kalavritinos, Georgia) Administrator 5898
TBD Technology Transfer Manager, Physical Sciences 8946
nadia.nour [at] mcgill.ca (Nour, Nadia) Technology Transfer Manager, Life Sciences (Affiliated Hospitals)

(514) 340-8222
ext 8321

david.nguyen2 [at] mcgill.ca (Nguyen, David) Technology Transfer Manager, Physical Sciences TBA
olivia.novac [at] mcgill.ca (Novac, Olivia) Technology Transfer Manager, Life Sciences (Faculty of Medicine)  5887
nancy.penate [at] mcgill.ca (Penate, Nancy) Patent Portfolio Manager 8462
astrid.reimann [at] mcgill.ca (Reimann, Astrid) Technology Transfer Manager, Agriculture and Environmental Sciences 7556
kathleen.wilken [at] mcgill.ca (Wilken, Kathleen) Financial Officer 3964
derrick.wong [at] mcgill.ca (Wong, Derrick) Technology Transfer Manager (Faculty of Engineering and Faculty of Science) 5858
michelle.yu2 [at] mcgill.ca (Yu, Michelle) Innovation and Entrepreneurship Officer TBD

Office of Research Ethics and Compliance

Animal Compliance

animalcare [at] mcgill.ca (The Animal Compliance) Office provides advice on compliance in research and teaching projects that involve animal subjects. The unit supports the Animal Care Program for McGill University and its Affliated Hospitals Research Institutes. For more information about the Animal Care Program please visit this website. 

NAME                                                                                     TITLE                                                                                                                        514-398-XXXX    
suzanne.smith [at] mcgill.ca (Smith, Suzanne) Director, Animal Compliance 2837
jennifer.henri2 [at] mcgill.ca (Henri, Jennifer) Animal Care Training Advisor 2639
Lalande, Claude Assistant Director, Animal Compliance 7198
TBD Administrative Coordinator 7394
Morocutti, Bruna Quality Assistance Advisor - Animal Compliance 3236
Santamaria, Sabina Ethics Review Administrator - Animal Compliance 5655

Research with Human Participants

deanna.collin [at] mcgill.ca (Research involving humans) conducted at, or under the auspices of McGill University requires prior ethics review and approval by a McGill sanctioned Research Ethics Board(REB).  There are 5  campus REBs as well as the REBs of affiliated institutions.  This office provides guidance on policies and procedures and manages the ethics review process for the following REBs: REB-I, II, III and the FAES REB. For more information about research involving humans please visit this website. 

NAME                                                                                                      TITLE                                                                                                                                                 514-398-XXXX           
McNeil, Lynda Associate Director, Research Ethics 6831
Collin, Deanna Ethics Review Administrator 6193
TBD Administrative Coordinator 7394