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


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

Gino DiLabio, Dean, pro tem, Irving K. Barber Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences and the Irving K. Barber Faculty of Science

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

Robert Janke, Associate Chief Librarian, Research and Administration

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

Peter Simpson, Dean, College of Graduate Studies

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