AVP (Research Services) Named
New associate vice-president will help promote discovery, creativity at U of G
Steven Liss, associate dean for research, development and science programs in the Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Science at Ryerson University, will join U of G as associate vice-president (research services) July 1.
At Ryerson, Liss has played a leading role in developing research and educational programs and has been a strong advocate of interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary activities across the university.
In his own discipline of applied chemical and biological sciences, he has led a strong research program in microbiology and environmental sciences.
In his new role in the Office of Research at Guelph, Liss will be working closely with all seven colleges to help advance discovery and creative pursuits.
“I am delighted that Steven has agreed to join us,” said Prof. Alan Wildeman, vice-president (research). “He is very committed to enhancing the ability of the Office of Research to provide services and support to all scholars, and to working with all staff in the office to support them in their varied roles of facilitating research across all of our campuses.”
Wildeman expresses his appreciation for the leadership efforts of Prof. Anthony Clarke, who's been serving as acting associate vice-president (research services) for the past two years. He will be returning to his position of assistant VP (academic).