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Vice-President (Research and Innovation)

Research and innovation are at the core of what we do. The VPRI team supports and advances the university's large and complex research and innovation enterprise, providing leadership, guidance and diverse research services.


VPRI supports the university's research function, helping ensure those involved in research, partnership and innovation activities adhere to the highest operational, financial, legal, ethical and safety standards. We also develop and administer policies to ensure regulatory compliance.


  • Research Partnerships
  • Innovation + Commercialization
  • Research Services
  • Research Ethics

Forward with Purpose: A Strategic Plan for Research and Innovation 2023-2028

This first institutional strategic plan for research and innovation presents a bold new step in defining areas for maximum impact to address the grand challenges of our time.

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Indigenous Initiatives + Equity, Diversity, Inclusion 

We are committed to an ethical and inclusive culture of research excellence that supports and promotes Indigenous Initiatives, equity, diversity, inclusivity and accountability. We support the CRC equity, diversity and inclusion action plan, collaborate with our institutional partners to support Indigenous research, and encourage members of the university’s research community to participate in EDI training and professional development. 

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