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VP Research

A listing of departments in the VP (Research) portfolio:

Office of Research Services

This office provides a variety of services to encourage and facilitate research at Queen's. The office keeps faculty informed about opportunities for research funding from external agencies, both public and private, and helps researchers form collaborations and develop competitive proposals. It reviews and signs applications for research funding, negotiates agreements and contracts, accepts research funding on behalf of the university, and works with Queen's financial services to establish accounts for funded research projects. The office keeps a database of information about research at Queen's and issues reports to senior university administrators on research awards and proposals. It also administers the two human research ethics boards at Queen's, internal research funding programs, and the University's Advisory Research Committee. For more information please visit them online at


The eQUIP Task Force provides a variety of services to encourage and facilitate research at Queen's. The office keeps faculty informed about opportunities for research funding from selected external agencies (e.g. Canada Foundation for Innovation, Canada Research Chairs, Ontario Research Fund, and Queen's Research Chairs) and helps researchers develop proposals. It advises on and processes applications for research funding, negotiates agreements and contracts, and works with external agencies and Queen's financial services, purchasing services, physical plant services, and faculty offices to manage awards for funded research projects and Chairs. It also provides administrative services for the Queen's Canada Research Chair and Canada Foundation for Innovation Executive Committees.

Better Beginnings

Better Beginnings, Better Futures is one of the most ambitious research project on the long-term impacts of early childhood development programming ever initiated in Canada. The Better Beginnings, Better Futures model is designed to prevent young children in low income, high risk neighbourhoods from experiencing poor developmental outcomes, which then require expensive health, education and social services. For more information please visit them online at

GeoEngineering Centre

The GeoEngineering Centre, founded in 2001, is a collaborative venture between faculty members at Queen's University and the Royal Military College in Kingston. Drawn from four different engineering departments at the two Universities, the Centre's members are dedicated to innovation and advancement of knowledge in geotechnical, hydrological, geochemical, geomechanical and geosynthetics engineering.

Centre for Neuroscience Studies

Queen's Centre for Neuroscience Studies (CNS) is an internationally recognized team of 58 basic and clinical scientists from departments and faculties across campus. Formally established in January of 2001, Queen's Centre for Neuroscience Studies promotes the integration of neurological and psychiatric professions through the efforts of a multidisciplinary research team. For more information please visit them online at

Human Mobility Research Centre

The Human Mobility Research Centre (HMRC)is a partnership between Queen's University and Kingston General Hospital (KGH). HMRC brings together engineers, scientists, surgeons, and clinicians to bridge the divide between research and hospital. By working together over thirty-five HRMC researchers plus students and staff, help people live fuller, more mobile lives by pioneering the development of innovative and effective treatment strategies for bone and joint disorders and diseases. For more information please visit them online at

High Performance Computing Virtual Laboratory

The High Performance Computing Virtual Laboratory (HPCVL) was formed by a consortium of four Ontario universities that now includes five universities and two colleges (Carleton University, Queen's University, The Royal Military College of Canada, the University of Ottawa, Ryerson University, Seneca College and Loyalist College). HPCVL is dedicated to providing researchers at member institutions and selected researchers from elsewhere in Ontario with the secure High Performance Computing (HPC) resources they need to conduct innovative research in a broad spectrum of disciplines. For more information please visit them online at

South African Research Centre

The overall aim of SARC is to contribute to regional cooperation and development in Southern Africa through basic research, training and capacity building, the delivery of Canadian expertise and policy inputs; and the planning and development of academic and applied research and development projects. For more information please visit them online at

Sudbury Neutrino Observatory Institute

The Sudbury Neutrino Observatory (SNO) is taking data that has provided revolutionary insight into the properties of neutrinos and the core of the sun. Built 6800 feet under ground, in INCO's Creighton mine near Sudbury, Ontario, SNO is a heavy-water Cherenkov detector that is designed to detect neutrinos produced by fusion reactions in the sun. It uses 1000 tonnes of heavy water, on loan from Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL), contained in a 12 meter diameter acrylic vessel. Located in the deepest part of the mine, the overburden of rock shields the detector from cosmic rays. The detector laboratory is extremely clean to reduce background signals from radioactive elements present in the mine dust which would otherwise hide the very weak signal from neutrinos. For more information please For more information please visit them online at

PARTEQ Innovations

Founded in 1987, PARTEQ Innovations is the not-for-profit technology transfer office of Queen's University, and a provider of technology transfer services to Kingston General Hospital and Royal Military College. PARTEQ works with researchers and the business and venture capital communities, helping to bring the benefits of scientific discovery to the public while returning proceeds to inventors and their respective institutions. PARTEQ's activities include evaluating and protecting intellectual property created by researchers; licensing technologies and creating and managing spin off companies generated by research; attracting financial support for research projects with commercial potential; and managing early-stage venture funds.
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Veterinary Services

Veterinary Services assures that the welfare of animals is a prime consideration in their procurement, care, and use and that the highest ethical standards, as defined by the Canadian Council on Animal Care, are observed. Working with the University Animal Care Committee, they recommend policies regarding the procurement, care, and use of animals, the maintenance of animal holding facilities, and the standards of animal care. They make recommendations to all appropriate committees within the University so as to ensure the safety and security of the animals, and the safety and security of those persons that may come into contact with animals.

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