Queen's Names Liss VP Research

April 20, 2010 - Campus Bulletin

Prof. Steven Liss, the University of Guelph's associate vice-president (research services), has been appointed vice-principal (research) at Queen's University. The appointment takes effect Sept. 1, although he will take administrative leave starting May 1.

"I am very pleased for Steven and wish him the best of luck as he takes on this new challenge," says Kevin Hall, vice-president (research). "His appointment to this prestigious position is a positive reflection on U of G and recognizes his contributions to advancing research at Guelph."

Liss joined U of G in 2007 from Ryerson University, where he was associate dean for research, development and science programs in the Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Science. As AVPR, he worked closely with all seven colleges to help advance discovery and creative pursuits. He also served as interim vice-president (research) from April 2008 until January 2009.

"The breadth and depth of the research enterprise across the campus, and the passion faculty, students and staff have for the University of Guelph and for teaching and research, have been inspiring,” Liss said.

He added that he looks forward to continuing collaborations with U of G colleagues. “On a more personal note, I have been the direct beneficiary of the caring community that the University of Guelph truly is. For me, Guelph will always remain a special place in my personal and professional life."

Hall will appoint an acting AVPR shortly.

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