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.

Tanisha Dunkley

Communications Manager [Interim]
Food From Thought

Provides day-to-day communications management and support for the Food from Thought project, including the development, implementation and evaluation of communication and marketing initiatives in accordance with strategic messaging and priorities.

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
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.  

Molly Kleiker

Project Administrator
Food From Thought

Provides executive administrative support to the Food from Thought Operations Team. Administers the Food from Thought Conference Bursary and HQP programs.

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Shelley Morrison

Project Manager [on leave until October 2021]
Food From Thought
Phone number: 
519-824-4120 Ext. 53154

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.

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Michelle Provencher

Project Manager [Interim]
Food From Thought
Phone number: 
519-824-4120 Ext. 53547

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

Owen Roberts

Senior Contributor and Manager, SPARK
Research Communications
Phone number: 
519-824-4120 Ext. 58278
Office: 
University Centre, Room 445

Manages the Students Promoting Awareness of Research Knowledge (SPARK) experiential learning program and serves as senior contributor for research publications, news stories and social media.

Liz Snyder

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

Provides leadership for all communications initiatives for the Office of the Vice-President (Research) and Office of Research Services, serves as direct communications liaison with Vice-President (Research).

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Students Promoting Awareness of Research Knowledge (SPARK)

SPARK Student Writers
Research Communications
Phone number: 
519-824-4120 Ext. 53781
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.

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Melissa Watkins

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.