Research Advisory Council

The Research Advisory Council (RAC) provides feedback and advice to the Vice-Principal, Research and Innovation (VPRI) on strategic research priorities and initiatives.  Meetings are held bi-monthly throughout the calendar year.

RAC Chair


Phil Barker, Vice-Principal and Associate Vice-President, Research and Innovation

Research Advisory Council Members


Joshua Brinkerhoff, Associate Director, Research (Interim), School of Engineering

Joan Bottorff, Professor, School of Nursing; Director, Institute for Healthy Living and Chronic Disease Prevention

Mary Butterfield, Senior Research Advisor, Faculty of Management

Sabre Cherkowski, Director, Graduate Programs, School of Education

Greg Garrard, Associate Dean, Research, Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies

Thomas Heilke, Associate Dean, Research and Postdoctoral Studies, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Christine Humphries, Senior Manager, Strategic Initiatives & Operations, Office of the Vice-Principal, Research and Innovation

Robert Janke, Associate Chief Librarian, Research and Administration

Kristen Korberg, Associate Director, Office of Research Services

Kathleen Martin Ginis, Director Chronic Disease Prevention Program, Southern Medical Program

Lael Parrott, Associate Dean, Faculty and Research, Irving K. Barber Faculty of Science

Peter Simpson, Dean, College of Graduate Studies

Paul van Donkelaar, Associate Vice-Principal, Research and Innovation