Office of Research Services

General Inquiries

For general inquiries, please contact: Patti Minakis 519-824-4120 Ext. 56943

Or, contact one of our individual units:

Animal Care Services acc@uoguelph.ca - For submitting Animal Utilization Protocols (AUPs) and amendments to the Animal Care Committee (ACC); general inquiries and administrative matters related to AUP development, submission and review.

Research Ethics reb@uoguelph.ca - For submitting Research Ethics Board (REB) forms: REB Application, Amendment Form and Renewal Form; and inquiries for general and compliance questions.

Research Support Services research.services@uoguelph.ca - For inquiries about grants or contracts or to submit an OR5 form.

Strategic Programs and Infrastructure Grants  stratprg@uoguelph.ca - For matters relating to sponsors such as Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) and Ministry of Colleges and Universities (MCU), Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE), Canada Research Chairs (CRC).

Our People

photograph of Ailsa Kay

Ailsa Kay

Manager, Strategic Research Programs
Strategic Programs and Infrastructure Grants
Phone number: 
519-824-4120 Ext. 58321
Office: 
University Centre, Room 437

Provides administrative leadership for strategic research and infrastructure programs including Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), Ministry of Colleges and Universities (MCU), Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE), Canada Research Chairs (CRC), Canada Excellence Research Chairs (CERC) and major prestigious research honours and awards, such as Royal Society of Canada (RSC), Trudeau Foundation, Killam, and others.

Patricia Van Asten

Awards and Agreements Officer
Strategic Programs and Infrastructure Grants
Phone number: 
519-824-4120 Ext. 56927
Office: 
University Centre, Rm 437

Provides administrative and logistical support for strategic research and infrastructure programs including Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), Ontario Ministry of Colleges and Universities, Canada Research Chairs (CRC), Canada Excellence Research Chairs (CERC), Canada First Research Excellence Fund (CFREF) and University of Guelph Major Proposal Development Grants (MPDG).   Also provides pre-award application support (i.e., administrative review of proposals) and non-financial post-award services to researchers for various Sponsors.