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 between September and June.

Research Advisory Council Members


Heather Berringer, Associate Provost, Learning Services

Lukas Bichler, Associate Professor, 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, Associate Professor, School of Education

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

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

Jennifer Jakobi, Dean pro tem, College of Graduate Studies

John Klironomos, Associate Dean Research, Graduate and Post-doctoral Studies, Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences

Kristen Korberg, Associate Director, Office of Research Services

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

Dwayne Tannant, Professor, School of Engineering

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