Research Advisory Council

Overview and context

The Research Advisory Council (RAC) is the primary advising body to the Vice-Principal (Research and Innovation) (VPRI) and is consulted on University-wide research dossiers under the portfolio of Research and Innovation activities at McGill.

Chaired by the VPRI, the members of RAC provide feedback, advice and recommendations to the VPRI on strategic and operational dossiers including (but not limited to): development of policy and procedures; strategic research planning; resource allocation, such as internal funding programs; processes for research administration; and development projects, such as the Strategic Reframing Initiative. Learn more >>


RAC members

  • Shari Baum, Associate Dean (Research), Faculty of Medicine
  • Benoit Boulet, Associate Dean (Research and Innovation), Faculty of Engineering
  • Ashley Chin, Graduate Student, Department of Experimental Medicine, Faculty of Medicine
  • Allison Christians, Associate Dean (Research), Faculty of Law
  • Martha Crago, (RAC Chair), Vice-Principal, Research and innovation
  • James Engle-Warnick, Associate Dean (Research and Graduate Studies), Faculty of Arts
  • Viahng Errunza, Associate Dean (Research), Desautel Faculty of Management
  • Subhasis Ghoshal, Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering
  • Philippe Gros, Vice-Dean, Life Sciences, Faculty of Medicine
  • Peter Grütter, Chair, Department of Physics; and Coordinator, Engineering and Science Research and Innovation, Research and Innovation
  • Nancy Heath, Associate Dean (Research and Graduate Studies), Faculty of Education
  • Eugene Kang, Graduate Student, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Faculty of Medicine
  • Salwa Karboune, Associate Dean (Research), Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
  • TBA, Scientific Director, Douglas Research Institute
  • Bruce Mazer, Scientific Director, Research Institute of the MUHC (delegate: Don Van Meyel)
  • Ghyslaine McClure, Associate Provost, Budget and Resources
  • Rod McInnes, Director, Lady Davis Research Institute, Jewish General Hospital
  • Anne McKinney, Associate Vice-Principal (Research and Innovation)
  • Claudia Mitchell, Department of Integrated Studies in Education, Faculty of Education
  • Josephine Nalbantoglu, Dean, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
  • Philip Oxhorn, Associate Provost (International)
  • Doina Precup, Associate Dean (Research and Graduate Studies), Faculty of Science
  • Nancy Ross, Associate Vice-Principal (Research and Innovation)
  • Maryam Tabrizian, Associate Dean (Research and Graduate Studies), Faculty of Dentistry
  • Donald Van Meyel (delegate for Bruce Mazer, Director), RI-MUHC
  • Lloyd Whitesell, Associate Dean (Research and Administration), Schulich School of Music
  • Wieslaw Woszczyk, Department of Music Research, Schulich School of Music

Meetings for Academic Year 2017-2018

  • September 28, 2017
  • December 7, 2017
  • March 1, 2018
  • May 3, 2018


If you have questions about RAC, please contact linda.rice [at] (Linda Rice) in Research and Innovation.