Interim Vice-President (Research) Named

April 18, 2008 - Campus Bulletin

President Alastair Summerlee announced today that Steven Liss, associate vice-president (research services), has been named interim vice-president (research). The appointment was approved this week by the Board of Governors.

Liss joined U of G in July 2007 as associate vice-president (research services), a position that has him working closely with people in all seven colleges to help advance discovery and creative pursuits.

Prior to coming to Guelph, he was associate dean for research, development and science programs in the Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Science at Ryerson University in Toronto. At Ryerson, he 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 as a professor of applied chemical and biological sciences, Liss has led a strong research program in microbiology and environmental sciences.

Senate has begun the process of searching for a new vice-president (research) and recently approved the members of the selection committee. They are: Chris McKenna, CME dean; professors Andrew Gordon, Environmental Biology; Brian Husband, Integrative Biology; and Smaro Kamboureli, English and Theatre Studies; graduate student Michael Schumaker; staff member Mary Fowler of the Office of Research; and the dean of Graduate Studies or designate.

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