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Leadership Team

Contact Email
Martha Crago
Vice-President, Research and Innovation
martha.crago [at] mcgill.ca
Alternate Email: annet.schuett [at] mcgill.ca
Philippe Gros
Deputy Vice-President, Research and Innovation
philippe.gros [at] mcgill.ca
Alternate Email: karen.kinsella [at] mcgill.ca
Roman Szumski
Special Advisor to the Vice-President
roman.szumski [at] affiliate.mcgill.ca
Benoit Boulet
Associate Vice-President, Innovation + Partnerships
benoit.boulet [at] mcgill.ca
Alternate Emails: avpboulet.vpri [at] mcgill.ca; karen.kinsella [at] mcgill.ca
Cecile Baccanale
Associate Vice-President, Research and University Veterinarian
cecile.baccanale [at] mcgill.ca
Alternate Email: yaminee.patel [at] mcgill.ca
Lara Khoury
Associate Vice-President, Research
lara.khoury [at] mcgill.ca
Alternate Emails: avpkhoury.vpri [at] mcgill.ca, karen.kinsella [at] mcgill.ca
Kristina Öhrvall
Assistant Vice-President, Research Development
kristina.ohrvall [at] mcgill.ca
Alternate Email: karen.kinsella [at] mcgill.ca

 

Office of the Vice-President, Research and Innovation

The Office of the Vice-President, Research and Innovation (R+I) provides central services to the entire R+I team and is responsible for the day-to-day operations of R+I. These services include Finance, HR, and administrative support for the VP, AVPs and Directors. The Unit also oversees internal and external communications on behalf of the office as well as in related portfolios.

Contact Responsibilities Email
ADMINISTRATION
Daniela Frischer
Director, Operations
Operations, Human Resources, Finance daniela.frischer [at] mcgill.ca
Annet Schuett
Assistant to the Vice-President

Assistant to the Vice-President

annet.schuett [at] mcgill.ca
Karen Kinsella
Administrative Assistant

Administrative Assistant to Associate VPs, Assistant VP, Deputy VP, and Special Advisors to the VP

karen.kinsella [at] mcgill.ca
Yaminee Patel
Administrative Assistant
Assistant to the Associate Vice-President, Research and University Veterinarian yaminee.patel [at] mcgill.ca
Ourania Atsaidis
Human Resources Advisor
  ourania.atsaidis [at] mcgill.ca
Dalia San Martin
Human Resources Administrator
  dalia.sanmartin [at] mcgill.ca
Tina Venetis
Senior Financial Officer
  tina.venetis [at] mcgill.ca
Bogomila Ivanova
Financial Administrator
  bogomila.ivanova [at] mcgill.ca
COMMUNICATIONS
Meaghan Thurston
Associate Director, Research Communications and Marketing

Associate Director

meaghan.thurston [at] mcgill.ca
Robin Koning
Communications and Marketing Officer
Beatty Lecture, special projects, event coordination, written communications robin.koning [at] mcgill.ca
Amanda Testani (on Maternity Leave)
Digital Communications and Marketing Associate

Social media, website administration (R+I), event coordination, Bravo Gala, written communications

amanda.testani [at] mcgill.ca
PRIZES AND AWARDS
Meredith Chatman
Prizes and Awards Officer

All Disciplines

meredith.chatman [at] mcgill.ca
DIGITAL RESEARCH SERVICES
Marc-Étienne Rousseau
Director, Research Software
Director, Data Management, Research Software, Advanced Research Computing support to researchers, NCC, The Digital Alliance (DRAC) marc.rousseau [at] mcgill.ca
Biru Zhou (on leave)
Senior Advisor, Research Data Management
Advice to researchers on Research Data Management, training sessions drs [at] mcgill.ca
Claire Burrows
Digital Research Services Support Specialist
Advice to researchers on Research Data Management, training sessions claire.burrows [at] mcgill.ca
INSTITUTIONAL STRATEGIC INITIATIVES
Nathalie Foisset
Associate Director
Research infrastructure: CFI and provincial programs nathalie.foisset [at] mcgill.ca
Dora Iordan
Associate Director, Research Development

Research development: institutional and large-scale research initiatives
Natural Science & Engineering

minodora.iordan [at] mcgill.ca
Candace Miller
Associate Director, Analysis and Planning
Policy and Planning; Annual Research Report, institutional research funding performance candace.miller [at] mcgill.ca
Victor Arshad
Senior Advisor Research Development
Social Sciences and Humanities: CERC, CFREF, CFI, NFRF Transformation, and other large-scale research programs victor.shahsavar-arshad [at] mcgill.ca
Josie Cinelli
Finance Grants Officer
CFI awards: budget development, financial monitoring, equipment change requests josie.cinelli [at] mcgill.ca
Ana Dadunashvili
Finance Grants Officer
InfoEd data entry and administrative support for Advanced Research Computing ana.dadunashvili [at] mcgill.ca
José Jonathas de Lira
Grants Officer
CFI JELF jose.delira [at] mcgill.ca
Maryam Ebrahimi
Senior Advisor, Strategic Initiatives

CFI, Genome Canada: Point of contact for questions about research entities (Centres, Institutes)

maryam.ebrahimi [at] mcgill.ca
Romina Teran Gandolfo
Manager Finance
Financial management: CFI and provincial programs; Financial manager for Advanced Research Computing grants romina.teran [at] mcgill.ca
Julien Gibon
Senior Advisor, Research Development
Biomedical and Health Sciences: CFI, NFRF Transformation, Genome Canada and other large-scale research programs julien.gibon [at] mcgill.ca

Tracy-Ann Leith (On Leave)
Administrative Coordinator

  tracy-ann.leith [at] mcgill.ca
Guillaume Lesage
Grants Officer

Research infrastructure: budget, agreements, asset management, reporting
Point of contact for questions about research entities (Core Facilities)

guillaume.lesage [at] mcgill.ca
Randall Little (On Leave)
Senior Advisor CFI-CRC, Strategic Initiatives
CFI-CRC randall.little [at] mcgill.ca
Magdalena Maslowska
Senior Advisor, Research Development (Biomedical and Health Sciences)
Biomedical and Health Sciences: CERC, CFREF, CFI, NFRF Transformation and other large-scale research programs magdalena.maslowska [at] mcgill.ca
Gina Porter
Grants Officer
CFI awards: budget development, financial monitoring, equipment change requests  
Callan Ross-Sheppard
Strategic Initiatives Analyst
Data analysis, bibliometrics, data dashboards callan.ross-sheppard [at] mcgill.ca
General General Inquiries for CFI-Postaward activities cfi-postaward [at] mcgill.ca

 

Office of Sponsored Research

The Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) is the central office that provides strategic advice and assistance to the McGill academic community in securing and managing research funding from granting agencies, foundations, governments, and other not-for-profit sponsors. OSR also supports researchers in the negotiation and acceptance of the terms and conditions of their research awards.

Contact Responsibilities Email
General OSR inquiries General inquiries info.osr [at] mcgill.ca
Carole Goutorbe
Director, Office of Sponsored Research
Director carole.goutorbe [at] mcgill.ca
ADMINISTRATION AND OTHER SUPPORT
Jennifer Callaghan
Grants Administrator
  jennifer.callaghan [at] mcgill.ca
Lauren Clark
Senior Advisor

Operational oversight, reporting, and communications

lauren.clark [at] mcgill.ca
Jenna Davies
Grants Administrator
  jenna.davies [at] mcgill.ca
Michael Guadagno
Grants Administrator
  michael.guadagno [at] mcgill.ca
Vera Milbradt (On Leave)
Research Administrative Officer
  vera.milbradt [at] mcgill.ca
Ji Eun Lee
Agreements Officer
  ji.eun.lee [at] mcgill.ca
TBA
Grants Administrator
   
AWARDS MANAGEMENT
General award-related inquiries General inquiries: Awards Management awards.osr [at] mcgill.ca
Martyn Liness
Associate Director
Research Asset Disposal, University Advancement Research Gifts martyn.liness [at] mcgill.ca
Marie-Ève Couture
Senior Awards and US Federal Compliance Officer

US-Federal

marie-eve.couture2 [at] mcgill.ca
Maria Capizzi
Awards Officer
NSERC, Mitacs, Natural Sciences and Engineering sponsors maria.capizzi [at] mcgill.ca
Diane Farhat
Senior Awards and Compliance Officer
CRCs, NFRF, Tri-Agency and Québec sponsors, Research Compliance diane.farhat [at] mcgill.ca
Christina Gelsomini
Senior Awards Officer
 

christina.gelsomini [at] mcgill.ca

Rosa Maria Greco
Awards Officer
Industry, Social Sciences and Humanities sponsors, CARIC/CRIAQ, Prizes rosa.maria.greco [at] mcgill.ca
Sarah Kaderabek
Awards Officer
D2R/HBHL/CFREF, Genome, Changes in Investigator Status sarah.kaderabek [at] mcgill.ca
Florise Lam
Awards Officer
NIH/EU/international programs, Biomedical and Health Sciences sponsors (Brain Canada, Health Canada, PHAC) florise.lam.tsang.on [at] mcgill.ca
Jennifer Nemes (On Leave)
Awards Administrator
CIHR and SSHRC, Biomedical and Health Sciences sponsors jennifer.nemes [at] mcgill.ca
Dalia Soliman
Awards Officer
FRQ, Québec ministries and consortia dalia.soliman [at] mcgill.ca
DATA MANAGEMENT
Janie Kwan
Director
Director, Data Management and Administration janie.kwan [at] mcgill.ca
Timothy Capper
Administration Coordinator
Data Maintenance timothy.capper [at] mcgill.ca
Erin Keenan
Administrative Coordinator
  erin.keenan [at] mcgill.ca
Leisa Smith
Research Data Officer
  leisa.smith [at] mcgill.ca
Barbara Wong
Administrative Coordinator
Data Maintenance barbara.wong [at] mcgill.ca
Ken Wong
Systems Support Officer
  ken.wong [at] mcgill.ca
Jeffrey Zhu
Software Support and Data Administrator
  jeffrey.zhu [at] mcgill.ca
GRANTS AND AGREEMENTS
Rupa Narasimhadevara
Associate Director
Associate Director rupa.narasimhadevara [at] mcgill.ca
Catherine Karelis
Grants and Agreements Officer
  catherine.karelis [at] mcgill.ca
Joanna Mastalerek
Senior Grants and Agreements Officer
  joanna.mastalerek [at] mcgill.ca
Michelle Picard-Aitken
Senior Grants and Agreements Officer
  michelle.picard-aitken [at] mcgill.ca
Preeti Purba-Singh
Grants and Agreements Officer
  preeti.purba-singh [at] mcgill.ca
Katarina Stojkovic
Senior Grants and Agreements Officer
  katarina.stojkovic [at] mcgill.ca
Kathleen Therrien
Grants and Agreements Officer
  kathleen.therrien [at] mcgill.ca
Agnes Wong
Senior Grants and Agreements Officer
  agnes.wong2 [at] mcgill.ca

 

Office of Innovation + Partnerships

The Office of Innovation + Partnerships assists McGill's research community in securing funded research contracts and industrial partnership opportunities governed by agreements with both private and public sponsors. Unit personnel facilitate and manage the transfer of knowledge stemming from research endeavours undertaken by McGill's faculty members.

Contact Responsibilities Email
General inquiries

General inquiries

innovation.vpip [at] mcgill.ca
Mark Weber
Director
Direction of 4 units: Industry Partnerships; Industry Liaison; Technology Transfer; Research Security & Compliance mark.weber2 [at] mcgill.ca
Arina de Leeuw
Innovation and Partnerships Administrator
Administration of 4 units: Industry Partnerships; Industry Liaison; Technology Transfer; Research Security & Compliance arina.deleeuw [at] mcgill.ca
COMMUNICATIONS
Junji Nishihata
Senior Communications Advisor
Internal/external communications, media relations, website management and social media. junji.nishihata [at] mcgill.ca
FINANCE
Kathleen Wilken
Finance Officer

Responsible for financial transactions related to licenses and patents

kathy.wilken [at] mcgill.ca
INDUSTRY PARTNERSHIPS
General inquiries Innovations & Partnerships innovation_partnerships.oip [at] mcgill.ca

Julie Vallée
Interim Associate Director  / 
Senior Industry Partnerships Officer

Direction of Industry Partnerships' Unit  /

Faculty of Engineering - NSERC Alliance, RSRI Quebec Grants, Industry-partnered Agreements, NDAs

julie.vallee [at] mcgill.ca
Agapi Agapitos
Industry Partnerships Officer
Mitacs (all Faculties)
Faculty of Engineering - NSERC Alliance Grants, Industry-sponsored Agreements, NDAs
agapi.agapitos [at] mcgill.ca
Julia Carvalho
Senior Industry Partnerships Officer

Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences - NSERC Alliance, RSRI Quebec Grants, Industry-partnered Agreements, NDAs

julia.carvalho [at] mcgill.ca
Rina Cohen
Industry Partnerships Officer
All Faculties- FRQNT; I+P Program; Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada; Foundations; Genome Québec – Genome Integration Program (GIP) ; Genome Canada – GAPP Program; MEIE – (various programs). Axelys Programs; NDAs and MTAs with industry. Faculty of Agriculture and Faculty of Science rina.cohen [at] mcgill.ca
Celine Coletta
Industry Partnerships Officer
Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences - Industry-sponsored clinical trials (Montreal Neurological Institute-Hospital) celine.coletta [at] mcgill.ca
Daina Leimanis
Senior Industry Partnerships Officer
Faculties of Medicine & Health Sciences, and Dental Medicine and Oral Health Sciences - NSERC Alliance, RSRI Quebec Grants, Industry-partnered agreements, NDAs, Clinical Trials daina.leimanis [at] mcgill.ca
Jana Porubska
Senior Industry Partnerships Officer
Faculty of Engineering - NSERC Alliance, RSRI Quebec Grants, Industry-partnered Agreements, NDAs, Contracts Security program jana.porubska [at] mcgill.ca
Filipe Werneck
Senior Industry Partnerships Officer
Faculties of Science, Arts, Management, Music, and Education - NSERC Alliance, RSRI Quebec Grants, Industry-partnered Agreements, NDAs filipe.werneck [at] mcgill.ca
INDUSTRY LIAISON
Eduardo Ganem-Cuenca
Associate Director
Oversees liaison interactions and opportunities between McGill and industry partners. eduardo.ganemcuenca [at] mcgill.ca
Vivian Diniz
Business Development Officer
Faculty of Engineering industry liaison and opportunities lead vivian.diniz [at] mcgill.ca

Julia Mouzakiotis-Paquin
Senior Industry Liaison Officer (on Leave)

Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences industry liaison and opportunities lead on leave
Janet Prince
Senior Industry Liaison Officer
D2R Initiative industry liaison and opportunities lead janet.prince [at] mcgill.ca
Adam Turcotte
Industry Liaison Officer
Faculty of Science, Faculty of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences industry liaison and opportunities lead adam.turcotte [at] mcgill.ca
MITACS
Christina-Maria Katsari
Mitacs Representative at McGill

Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Science: Department of Computer Science, Schulich School of Music

ckatsari [at] mitacs.ca
Noha Gerges
Mitacs Representative at McGill

Desautels Faculty of Management, Faculty of Arts, and Faculty of Law

ngerges [at] mitacs.ca
Prisca Bustamante
Mitacs Representative at McGill

Faculty of Dental Medicine and Oral Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Faculty of Science (except the Department of Computer Science), Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, and Faculty of Education

palvarez [at] mitacs.ca
TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER
Olivia Novac
Associate Director
Direction of the Technology Transfer Team (Oversees the various commecialization and intellectual property matters for the unit) olivia.e.novac [at] mcgill.ca
Sarah Butcher
Technology Transfer Manager
Manages protection and licensing of intellectual property for the D2R program (DNA to RNA CFREF) sarah.butcher [at] mcgill.ca
Jarred Chicoine
Technology Transfer Manager
Manages protection and licensing of intellectual property, specializing in life science inventions such as: therapeutics and diagnostics. jarred.chicoine [at] mcgill.ca
Chris Corkery
Technology Transfer Manager
Manages protection and licensing of intellectual property, specializing in Chemistry, Physics and Agriculture chris.corkery [at] mcgill.ca
Lotfi Kesraoui
Technology Transfer Manager
Manages protection and licensing of intellectual property, specializing in Bioengineering, Nanotechnologies and Mechanical Engineering. lotfi.kesraoui [at] mcgill.ca
James Mehta
Technology Transfer Manager
Manages protection and licensing of intellectual property, specializing in MedTech, CleanTech, and DeepTech. james.mehta [at] mcgill.ca
Nancy Penate
Patent Portfolio Manager
Patent Portfolio Manager and Wellspring Sofia Database Manager nancy.penate [at] mcgill.ca
Astrid Reimann
Technology Evaluation Manager
Responsible for the Invention and Technology Evaluations (assessment of patentability and commercial potential) astrid.reimann [at] mcgill.ca
Francesco Tordini
Technology Transfer Manager
Manages protection and licensing of intellectual property, specializing in Computer Science (including Open Source SW/HW), Electrical Engineering, and Physics francesco.tordini [at] mcgill.ca
Sylvie Toulmond
Technology Transfer Manager
Manages protection and licensing of intellectual property, specializing in Neurosciences, Therapeutics and Pharmaceuticals. sylvie.toulmond [at] mcgill.ca
RESEARCH SECURITY AND COMPLIANCE
General Inquiries Research Security & Compliance research.security [at] mcgill.ca
Cristobal Ovejero Sagarzazu
Associate Director
Direction of Research Security & Compliance Unit security.compliance [at] mcgill.ca
Andrew Renahan
License & Partnership Compliance Officer
Manages licensee and rights holders' compliance terms & conditions, reporting and payments license.compliance [at] mcgill.ca
Albert Abaunza
Export Controls & Safety Officer
Manages export control assessments, and Controlled Goods Program export.control [at] mcgill.ca
Santana-Catherine Boisvert
Compliance Officer
Processing of conflict of interest declarations

santana-catheri.boisvert [at] mcgill.ca

coi.research [at] mcgill.ca

 

Office of Research Ethics and Compliance

The Office of Research Ethics and Compliance serves researchers working with human participants or animals. McGill follows strict research integrity standards. McGill also cultivates and reinforces a culture that enables its members to identify and resolve conflicts of interest with the support and guidance of the administration and their units.

Contact Responsibilities Email
TBA

Director, Animal Compliance

 
Lynda McNeil
Associate Director, Research Ethics

Associate Director, Research Ethics and Research with Human Participants

lynda.mcneil [at] mcgill.ca
ANIMAL COMPLIANCE
General Inquiries General Inquiries animalcare [at] mcgill.ca
Lori Ann Burgess
Quality Assistance Advisor
  lori.burgess [at] mcgill.ca
Veronica Ferraro
Ethics Review Administrator
  veronica.ferraro [at] mcgill.ca
Kathy Forner
Quality Assistance Advisor
  kathy.forner2 [at] mcgill.ca
Jennifer Henri
Animal Care Training Advisor

Animal Care Training

jennifer.henri2 [at] mcgill.ca
Tanya Koch
Quality Assistance Advisor
  tanya.koch [at] mcgill.ca
Cynthia Lavoie
Quality Assistance Advisor
  animal.approvals [at] mcgill.ca
Allison Martel
Administrative Assistant

 

allison.martel [at] mcgill.ca
Devon Merza
Animal Training Program Advisor
 

devon.merza2 [at] mcgill.ca

Bruna Morocutti
Quality Assistance Advisor
  bruna.morocutti [at] mcgill.ca
Stephane Ouimette
Data Administrator and Software Support
Animal Compliance, Research with Human Participants stephane.ouimette [at] mcgill.ca
Meghan Reid-Burdon
Animal Ethics Compliance Administrator
 

meghan.reid-burdon [at] mcgill.ca

Sabina Santamaria
Animal Trainer Program Advisor
  sabina.santamaria [at] mcgill.ca
RESEARCH WITH HUMAN PARTICIPANTS
Deanna Collin
Ethics Officer
General Inquiries deanna.collin [at] mcgill.ca
Georgia Kalavritinos
Ethics Review Administrator
  georgia.kalavritinos [at] mcgill.ca
Stephane Ouimette
Data Administrator and Software Support
Animal Compliance, Research with Human Participants stephane.ouimette [at] mcgill.ca
Daniel Tesolin
Ethics Officer
  daniel.tesolin [at] mcgill.ca
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