Interim Vice-President (Research) Named

April 10, 2014 - Campus Bulletin

John Livernois, associate vice-president (research services), has been named interim vice-president (research). The appointment was approved today by the Board of Governors.

Livernois has served as associate vice-president (research services) since July 2013 and had been interim AVPR for the preceding 18 months. As AVPR, he works with all seven colleges to promote and support the University’s research and scholarship strengths.

He oversees Office of Research units, including major programs, contracts and grants, communications, ethics, information systems and risk management, and directs implementation of the University’s strategic research plan.

Livernois works closely with the federal tri-council granting agencies – the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council -- as well as with federal and provincial research programs, including the Canada Foundation for Innovation and the Ontario Research Fund.

A U of G professor since 1991, Livernois chaired the Department of Economics and Finance from 2003 to 2011. Previously, he was an economics professor at the University of Alberta.

He studies the economics of natural resources and the environment, especially benefits and cost assessment, taxation, regulation and enforcement.

The Senate and the Board of Governors have finalized their appointments to the selection committee for a new vice-president (research), as follows: Michael Emes, dean, College of Biological Science; John Smithers, interim dean, College of Social and Applied Human Sciences; Profs. Cornelis de Lange, Animal and Poultry Science, Linda Parker, Psychology, and Kathryn Preuss, Chemistry; alumnus and Board of Governor representative Andrew Marsh; graduate student Nathan Lachowsky, Population Medicine; undergraduate student Andrew Gorsky; and staff members Tina Goebel of the College of Arts dean’s office and Jill Rogers of the Office of Research.

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