Office of the Vice-Principal (Research)

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Welcome to Research at Queen's University

  • ad for Quiet Writing Time

    Monthly Friday mornings have been set aside for faculty and post docs to get together and quietly write.  Please join us!  Registration is recommended but not required. 

  • Peer Research Consultants program at Queen's in the social sciences, arts and humanities

    With the goal of advancing the social sciences, arts and humanities at Queen’s University, the Office of the Vice-Principal (Research) and University Research Services are pleased to announce the establishment of a Queen’s Peer Research Consultants program. More information about the Peer Research Consultants

  • Defining research moments of 2015 poster

    2015 was a monumental year for research at Queen’s.  Check out our Top Ten Countdown of 2015 defining research moments that will continue to shape the research enterprise. 

  • Winning entries of the 2015 Art of Research photo contest.

    Our inaugural 2015 research photo contest, Art of Research, was a great success! We received over 50 high-quality entries spanning the disciplines from students, faculty and staff. Prizes were awarded in the following amounts: First Prize – $300, Second Prize – $200, Third Prize – $100, Honourable Mention – $50. All winning and shortlisted images will be featured in the next issue of (e)AFFECT.

  • Steven Liss speaking at the RSC Annual General Meeting

    Steven Liss speaking at the Royal Society of Canada's Annual General Meeting.  To see photos from the RSC AGM, please see our Research Prizes and Awards page.

  • Steven Liss welcomes Lieutenant Governor Ontario

    Steven Liss, Vice-Principal (Research), along with Michael Fraser, VP (University Relations), and Principal Daniel Woolf welcome the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario to Queen's.

  • The 2015 Matariki Humanities Colloquium group of participants with Keynote Speaker, Professor Gauvin Bailey (front centre), Thursday, October 1, 2015 at the Stauffer Library. Humanities scholars from each of the Matariki Network of Universities gathered for the three day conference "Religion Across the Humanities" hosted by the OVPR and the Library. 

  • Technology entrepreneur, Sir Terry Matthews, presented "Go Global Fast" for the Principal's Forum Lecture and participated in a round table discussion with Queen's Faculty, students and staff, Kingston high school students and members of Kingston's business and retiree communities on October 15, 2015. 

  • Nobel Laureate Dr. Arthur McDonald, meeting with Governor General David Johnston

    Nobel Laureate Dr. Arthur McDonald (second from right), met with Governor General David Johnston (centre), on Wednesday, Nov. 25. Also in attendance were (from left): Michael Fraser, Vice-Principal (University Relations); Steven Liss, Vice-Principal (Research); and Principal Daniel Woolf.

  • Image of Nobel Prize winner, Professor Arthur McDonald.

Research represents one of the most dynamic elements of the university enterprise at Queen's. The role of the Vice-Principal (Research) reflects the responsibilities associated with coordinating and promoting research, and advancing the research activities that contribute to new discoveries and creative works, scientific and technical breakthroughs, advances in the social sciences and humanities, innovation, institutional reputation, and importantly to the education and training of both undergraduate and graduate students.

Whether you are a seasoned researcher, new to Queen's, a potential partner, or just visiting, please explore our website to find the information you need regarding research programs and opportunities for funding and partnerships. If our office can be of assistance, or should you wish to provide feedback, please email