VPR Executive Team

Bill Ghali

William Ghali

Vice-President (Research)

Contact Kerri Ermantrout for schedule requests

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Malinda Smith

Malinda Smith

Vice-Provost and Associate Vice-President Research (Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion)

Contact Varun Agarwal for schedule requests

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Janaka Ruwanpura

Janaka Ruwanpura

Vice-Provost and Associate Vice-President Research (International)

Contact Varun Agarwal for schedule requests

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Michael Hart

Michael Hart

Vice-Provost and Associate Vice-President Research (Indigenous Engagement)

Contact Carol Gelette for schedule requests

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André Buret

André Buret

Associate Vice-President (Research)

Dr. Buret’s portfolio includes oversight of UCalgary’s UCare programs and units, university biosafety compliance with the federal Public Health Agency of Canada, Advancing Canadian Wastewater Assets, and off-campus field research facilities.

Contact Karen Pankraz for schedule requests

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Marcello Tonelli

Marcello Tonelli

Associate Vice-President (Health Research)

Contact Joan Keller for schedule requests

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Robert I. Thompson

Rob Thompson

Associate Vice-President (Research)

Executive Director, Research Services

Dr. Thompson’s portfolio includes serving as Executive Director, Research Services. He is the co-chair of the GFC Research and Scholarship Committee and sits on the Dimensions Executive and Indigenous Research Steering Committees, Campus Strategic Initiatives Group, among others.

Contact Jayne Dangerfield for schedule requests

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Susan Skone

Susan Skone

Associate Vice-President (Research)

Dr. Skone’s portfolio includes administration and oversight of the Urban Alliance Initiative, Canada Research Chair Program, and Strategic Research and Innovation Opportunities.

Contact Jayne Dangerfield for schedule requests

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Penny Pexman

Penny Pexman

Associate Vice-President (Research)

Dr. Pexman serves as Postdoctoral Program Director and as chair for the Associate Deans Research Council (ADRC). She oversees the Knowledge Engagement unit, co-leads UCalgary participation in the Carnegie Foundation’s Community Engagement Classification Project, and is the point of contact between SSHRC and UCalgary.

Contact Karen Pankraz for schedule requests

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Steve Larter

Steve Larter

Associate Vice-President (Research & Innovation)

Steve Larter oversees the UCalgary Innovation ecosystem, connecting various innovation nodes including the Hunter Hub for Entrepreneurial Thinking, Social Innovation, CDL-Rockies and Innovate Calgary.

Contact Karen Pankraz for schedule requests

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Lorna Very

Lorna Very

Executive Director, Office of the Vice-President (Research)

Contact Karen Pankraz for schedule requests

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Keri Damen

Keri Damen

Executive Director, Hunter Hub for Entrepreneurial Thinking

Contact Alex Titov for schedule requests

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