Office of the Vice-President (Research)

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Malcolm Campbell

Vice-President (Research)
Office of the Vice-President (Research)
Phone number: 
519-824-4120 Ext. 53081
Office: 
University Centre, Room 416

Leadership for the development and implementation of the University of Guelph’s research endeavours, strategic planning and policy framework. Oversees operational units within the Office of the Vice-President (Research) including the following: Research Services; Agri-Food Partnership; Research Innovation Office; Research Communications; and Food From Thought.

Abeir El Arqusosi

Executive Assistant to the Vice-President (Research)
Office of the Vice-President (Research)
Phone number: 
519-824-4120 Ext. 53081
Office: 
University Centre, Room 416

Provides executive administrative support to the Vice-President (Research), manages schedule, and acts as the main office contact with internal and external stakeholders. Oversees the overall operation of the Office of the Vice-President (Research), including office budget, human resource administration, organization of office events, and serving as secretary to internal advisory boards chaired by the Vice-President (Research), Research Advisory Board (RAB), and Research Computing Advisory Board (RCAG).

Erin Gillan

Administrative Secretary (on parental leave until December 31, 2019)
Office of the Vice-President (Research)
Phone number: 
519-824-4120 x56677
Office: 
University Centre, Room 416

Provides administrative and clerical support to the Office of the Vice-President (Research) and to the Executive Assistant to the Vice-President (Research). Handles document management activities for the office, and assists with office activities and events.  

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Simon Glauser

Project Director
Food From Thought
Phone number: 
519-824-4120 Ext. 53861
Office: 
University Centre, Room 338

Overall operational leadership and managerial oversight of the University of Guelph’s Food From Thought Canada First Research Excellence Fund (CFREF) grant. Institutional research grant management, planning and reporting.

Kirby Kennedy

Administrative Secretary
Office of the Vice-President (Research)
Phone number: 
519-824-4120 Ext. 56677
Office: 
University Centre, Room 416

Provides administrative and clerical support to the Office of the Vice-President (Research) and to the Executive Assistant to the Vice-President (Research). Handles document management activities for the office, and assists with office activities and events.  

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Shelley Morrison

Project Manager (on maternity leave)
Food From Thought
Phone number: 
519-824-4120 Ext. 53154
Office: 
Institute of Ichthyology

Leads project management and planning for the University of Guelph’s Food From Thought Canada First Research Excellence Fund (CFREF) grant. Institutional research grant management, planning and reporting.

Owen Roberts

Director, Research Communications
Research Communications
Phone number: 
519-824-4120 Ext. 58278
Office: 
University Centre, Room 445

Provides leadership for all communications initiatives for the Office of the Vice-President (Research), including research publications, research news stories, and social media related to research in all colleges. Oversees the Students Promoting Awareness of Research Knowledge (SPARK) research-writing program and Studies in Undergraduate Research at Guelph, the university's undergraduate research journal.

Liz Snyder

Manager, Research Communications
Research Communications
Phone number: 
519-824-4120 Ext. 53781
Office: 
University Centre, Room 451

Oversees communications and marketing projects for the Office of the Vice-President (Research) and the Office of Research Services including research publications, Research Alerts, social media, liaising with college and central communicators, and event planning and support.  Manages a team of SPARK writers.  

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Students Promoting Awareness of Research Knowledge (SPARK)

SPARK Student Writers
Research Communications
Phone number: 
519-824-4120 Ext. 53511
Office: 
University Centre, Room 451

Students Promoting Awareness of Research Knowledge (SPARK) is an award-winning program that allows students to develop journalism and communication skills while producing news stories for a variety of publications across Ontario and elsewhere.