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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 [dot] vprir [at] mcgill [dot] 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 [dot] osr [at] mcgill [dot] 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 [dot] ca (Darwin-related inquiries) 

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

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

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





Dr. Rosie Goldstein

Vice-Principal (Research and Innovation)                                 

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

Tel: 514-398-2995             

Email: rose [dot] goldstein [at] mcgill [dot] ca


Associate Vice-Principal (Research and Innovation)

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

Tel: 514-398-TBA                

Email: TBA

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 [dot] vprir [at] mcgill [dot] 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 [dot] mannella [at] mcgill [dot] 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.

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Office of the Vice-Principal (Research and Innovation) 

Finance, Human Resources, and Communications

Theresearch [dot] vprir [at] mcgill [dot] 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 RIR. 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 [dot] hooton [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Hooton, Brett) Director, Office of the Vice-Principal (R&I)                                             8585
ourania [dot] atsaidis [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Atsaidis, Ourania (Rania))            Administrative Officer 2445
danielle [dot] berrut [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Berrut, Danielle ) Assistant to the Vice-Principal 7224
lea [dot] cameron [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Cameron, Lea) Senior Advisor, Innovation 6062
jing [dot] hu [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Hu, Jing) Administrative Coordinator 1876
karen [dot] kinsella [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Kinsella, Karen) Administrative Coordinator 7078
celesti [dot] kozub [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Kozub, Celesti) Secretary 3991
kathryn [dot] jezer-morton [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Jezer-Morton, Kathryn) Communications Officer 3400
lorraine [dot] torpy [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Torpy, Lorraine) Events Officer 3992
tina [dot] venetis [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Venetis, Tina) Financial Officer 2110

International Relations

The International Relations Team will be moving to the purview of the Office of the Provost during Summer 2016. Please be advised of this ongoing transition. This division provides leadership on key international initiatives for the McGill community; identifies and maintains partnerships with international institutions and foreign governments; represents McGill in the international arena in order to advance the University’s global reputation and research interests; and, coordinates and supports selected outgoing missions and incoming visits for the Principal and the VP-RIR.

NAME                                                            TITLE                                                                                                                514-398-XXXX  
rosemary [dot] clark [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Clark, Rosemary) Administrator (International) 2161
Walsh, Kally                                                                                  Associate Director, International Relations (interim) 3181

Strategic Initiatives

research [dot] vprir [at] mcgill [dot] ca (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    
anne-marie [dot] durocher [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Durocher, Anne-Marie) Senior Analyst, Policy and Planning 2368
linda [dot] rice [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Rice, Linda) Administrative Assistant 4820
Institutional Initiatives    
nathalie [dot] foisset [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Foisset, Nathalie) Associate Director, Strategic Initiatives 8965
josie [dot] cinelli [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Cinelli, Josie) CFI Finance Grants Officer 3780
genevieve [dot] despars [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Despars, Genevieve) Senior Advisor, CFI Reseach Development 5396
nancy [dot] fournier [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Fournier, Nancy) Senior Advisor, Research Development (Biomedical and Health Sciences) 2296
minodora [dot] iordan [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Iordan, Minodora (Dora)) Senior Advisor, Research Development (Natural Sciences and Engineering) 3648
tracy-ann [dot] leith [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Leith, Tracy-Ann) Administrative Coordinator 7873
guillaume [dot] lesage [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Lesage, Guillaume) Grants Officer 5006
randall [dot] little [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Little, Randall) Senior Advisor, CFI-CRC 8209
ada [dot] sijercic [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Sijercic, Ada) Grant Officer 1583
romina [dot] teran [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Teran Gandolfo, Romina) Senior Budget and Financial Officer 6786

Office of Sponsored Research

Administration and Awards Management

Theawards [dot] osr [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Awards Management team )provides a wide range of services as they relate to award (grants and agreements) activation, including delineation of award parameters and terms that govern funded projects.  The Awards team works closely with Research Financial Management Services (RFMS) to ensure prompt Fund opening and assists with any necessary post-award adjustments and follow-ups.  They also handle subgrant agreements to McGill investigators and issue subgrant agreements to external collaborators. The Data Management team is responsible for logging all grants and agreements in OSR’s InfoEd database records, ensuring activation of awarded standard Tri-Agency grants and assisting with some post-award record maintenance such as no-cost extensions.  They also maintain filing/archiving needs as well as provide administrative support to OSR. The Research Information Systems and Reporting team ensures InfoEd data quality, meets internal and external reporting needs, maintains information systems (such as InfoEd and Inteum) and provides IT support to all the OVP-RIR.
NAME                                                                                       TITLE   514-398-XXXX  
marlene [dot] boutet [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Boutet, Marlene) Director, Administration and Awards Management 8120
Awards Management    
awards [dot] osr [at] mcgill [dot] ca (General award/post-award inquiries)    
melanie [dot] pepin [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Pepin, Melanie) Senior Awards and Compliance Officer 3283
linda [dot] lk [dot] kemp [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Kemp, Linda) Awards Officer 3592
maria [dot] capizzi [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Capizzi, Maria) Awards Administrator 5114
rosa [dot] maria [dot] greco [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Greco, Rosa Maria) Awards Administrator 1887
florise [dot] lam [dot] tsang [dot] on [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Lam Tsang On, Florise) Awards Administrator 7229
Data Management    
timothy [dot] capper [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Capper, Timothy) Secretary 5565
erin [dot] keenan [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Keenan, Erin) Information Clerk 3996
france [dot] lariviere [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Larivière, France) Administrative Coordinator 5211
lucy [dot] lombardo [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Lombardo, Lucy) Administrative Coordinator 4200
leisa [dot] smith [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Smith, Leisa) Administrative Coordinator 3178
Research Information Systems and Reporting    
janie [dot] kwan [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Kwan, Janie) Director, Research Information Systems and Reporting                                                    8956
ken [dot] wong [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Wong, Ken) Research Database Officer 5182
jeffrey [dot] zhu [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Zhu, Jeffrey) Research Database Administrator 8812

Grants and Agreements

Three 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 in the info [dot] osr [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Grants and Agreements) portfolio.

Name                                                                                                                                         TITLE                                                                          514-398-XXXX                   
olga [dot] naiberguer [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Naiberguer, Olga) Director, Grants and Agreements 3488
meredith [dot] chatman [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Chatman, Meredith) Prizes and Awards Officer 3218
vera [dot] milbradt [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Milbradt, Vera) Research Administrative Officer (Internal Research Programs) 3790
jana [dot] porubska [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Porubska, Jana) Senior Grants and Agreements Officer
  • Export control, controlled goods, industrial security
  • CRIAQ, CARIC, CMC Eletronics, IRAP, BIAP
Biomedical and Health Sciences (BHS)    
giovanna [dot] sebastiani [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Sebastiani, Giovanna) Associate Director, Grants and Agreements  6138
rina [dot] cohen [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Cohen, Rina) Grants Officer
  • Provincial programs (FRQS, etc.), Mitacs, foundations
carole [dot] goutorbe [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Goutorbe, Carole) Senior Grants and Agreements Officer
  • Team grants, networks, industry-funded research
daina [dot] leimanis [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Leimanis, Daina) Grants Officer
  • Neurology-related programs
martyn [dot] liness [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Liness, Martyn) Grants and Agreements Officer
  • International programs (IDRC, DFATD, US Federal, EU, etc.)
  • Industry-funded research
melissa [dot] w [dot] li [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Li, Melissa Wei) Grants Officer
  • CIHR, NIH, cancer-related programs
dalia [dot] soliman [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Soliman, Dalia) Grants Administrator 1389
Natural Sciences and Engineering (NSE)    
ouessou [dot] aidara [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Aidara, Ouessou Cherif) Associate Director, Grants and Agreements  3356
TBA Senior Grants and Agreements Officer
  • Team grants, networks, industry-funded research (large corporations), PWGSC
  • Faculty of Engineering
lauren [dot] clark [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Clark, Lauren) Grants and Agreements Officer
  • Consortia, strategic clusters, industry-funded research (SMEs)
alison [dot] glaser [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Glaser, Alison) Grants and Agreements Officer
  • Provincial programs (FRQNT, etc.), industry-funded research (SMEs)
david [dot] nguyen2 [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Nguyen, David) Senior Grants and Agreements Officer
  • Team grants, networks, industry-funded research (large corporations), PWGSC
  • Faculty of Science, FAES
TBA Grants Administrator TBA
agnes [dot] wong2 [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Wong, Agnes) Grants Officer
  • NSERC (Discovery, RTI, Engage, Interaction)
  • Mitacs, foundations
Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH)    
rupa [dot] narasimhadevara [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Narasimhadevara, Rupa) Senior Grants and Agreements Officer
  • Team grants, networks, industry funded research
jennifer [dot] callaghan [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Callaghan, Jennifer) Grants Administrator 3256
maureen [dot] donato [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Donato, Maureen) Grants Officer
  • SSHRC, FRQSC, SSH-related foundations, Mitacs (Faculty of Arts)
michelle [dot] picard-aitken [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Picard-Aitken, Michelle) Grants and Agreements Officer
  • International Programs, collaborative initiatives
joanna [dot] mastalerek [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Mastalerek, Joanna) Grants Officer
  • SSHRC, FRQSC, SSH-related foundations, Mitacs (Education, Law, Music, Management, Religious Studies)

Office of Innovation and Partnerships 

Invention Development and Entrepreneurship Assistance (IDEA)

The Invention Development and Entrepreneurship Assistance (IDEA) team, formerly known as the Commercialization Unit, is focused on assisting researchers and their Faculties in transferring research outcomes to regional, national, and global markets. IDEA staff members provide support in assessing the market potential of innovative ideas and inventions; managing inventions arising from research endeavours, including the protection of intellectual property (IP); enhancing knowledge through workshops on topics relevant to IP protection, spinoff creation, and financing approaches; and facilitating the creation of spinoffs by researchers, graduate students, and postdocs through advice and referral to other experts in the McGill community.


NAME                                                                                                                                               TITLE                                                                                                                                                                                     514-398-XXXX                      
mark [dot] weber [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Weber, Mark) Associate Director, IDEA 6874 & 8949
agnes [dot] coquet [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Coquet, Agnes) Technology Transfer Manager (RI-MUHC, MNI, Faculty of Dentistry) 5864
alexander [dot] munro [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Munro, Alexander) Technology Transfer Manager (Faculty of Engineering and Faculty of Science) 8946
nadia [dot] nour [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Nour, Nadia) Technology Transfer Manager (Jewish General Hospital, Douglas Hospital Research Center)

(514) 340-8222
ext 8321

olivia [dot] novac [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Novac, Olivia) Technology Transfer Manager (Faculty of Medicine)  5887
nancy [dot] penate [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Penate, Nancy) Patent Portfolio Manager 8462
astrid [dot] reimann [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Reimann, Astrid) Technology Transfer Manager (Faculty of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences) 7556
TBA Technology Transfer Manager (Faculty of Engineering) 8949
kathleen [dot] wilken [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Wilken, Kathleen) Financial Officer 3964
derrick [dot] wong [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Wong, Derrick) Technology Transfer Manager (Faculty of Engineering and Faculty of Science) 5858
barbara [dot] wong [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Wong, Barbara) Administrative Coordinator 3997

Innovation in Practice

Innovation in Practice seeks to increase collaborations and partnerships with local actors in order to experiment innovative initiatives within the community, enrich students' experience, leverage research funding and accelerate entrepreneurial activities with community partners. The mandate also includes the McGill's initiatives in the Quartier de l'innovation (QI).

NAME                                                                                                              TITLE                                                                                                                                                 514-398-XXXX          
Péan, Isabelle Associate Director, Innovation in Practice 2194 
TBA Project Officer, Innovation in Practice 1942
Kalavritinos, Georgia Administrator, Innovation in Practice 5898

McGill University Business Engagement Centre (MUBEC)

mubec [dot] info [at] mcgill [dot] ca (MUBEC) facilitates interactions between McGill and corporations, SMEs, and global enterprises. Dedicated Corporate Relations Managers help businesses large and small to navigate the sometimes complex University structure – connecting organizations to potential collaborators, state-of-the-art facilities, future employees or interns, and researchers.

NAME                                                                                                    TITLE                                                                                                                                    514-398-XXXX       
Nadeau, Jean-François Senior Director, Corporate Relations 7516
Djaozandry, Rufin Corporate Relations Manager 4861
Morissette, Marie-Pascale Corporate Relations Manager ON LEAVE
anna [dot] pepe [at] mail [dot] mcgill [dot] ca (Pepe, Anna-Maria) Market Intelligence Officer 4377

Office of Research Ethics and Compliance

Animal Compliance

animalcare [at] mcgill [dot] 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 [dot] smith [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Smith, Suzanne) Director, Animal Compliance 2837
Henri, Jennifer Animal Care Training Advisor 2639
Lalande, Claude Assistant Director, Animal Compliance 7198
Morocutti, Bruna Quality Assistance Advisor - Animal Compliance 3236
Santamaria, Sabina Ethics Review Administrator - Animal Compliance 5655

Research with Human Participants

deanna [dot] collin [at] mcgill [dot] 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