Office of the Vice-Principal (Research)

Office of the Vice-Principal (Research)
Office of the Vice-Principal (Research)

Welcome to Research at Queen's University

  • Queen's National Scholar Program 2019-2020

    Queen's National Scholar Program has launched for 2019-2020. Expressions of interest are due to the respective Dean's office by June 14, 2019. More information is available at the QNS Page.

  • 2019 Prizes for Excellence in Research

    Congratulations to Queen's researchers, Margaret Moore (Poliltical Studies), Tucker Carrington (Chemistry; Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy), Mark Daymond (Mechanical and Materials Engineering; Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy), Robert Ross (Kinesiology and Health Studies), and Nancy van Deusen (History), recipients of the 2019 Prizes for Excellence in Research! Recipients will be honoured at Spring Convocation. See Gazette story online.

  • Dr. Diane Beauchemin awarded the Canadian Society for Chemistry's Clara Benson Award

    Congratulations to Dr. Diane Beauchemin (Chemistry), who received the Canadian Society for Chemistry's Clara Benson Award, a lifetime achievement award recognizing a woman scientist who has made a distinguished contribution to chemistry while working in Canada. See Gazette story "Solving crime through chemistry" online for details.

  • ONRamp facilitates networking for entrepreneurs associated with Queen's

    On May 15, 2019, the Office of the VPR hosted a networking event at ONRamp to further assist startups in our region and provide profile to Queen’s researchers and the Kingston innovation ecosystem.The event was attended by Queen's based entrepreneurs, Queen's alumni and potential investors, in addition to representatives from the OVPR, including the Office of Partnerships and Innovations, and University Relations.  See Opportunities to Connect at ONRamp in the Gazette online.

  • Minister Kristy Duncan announces funding for Vanier and Banting Scholarships

    On May 16, the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Sport, was at Queen's to announce more than $35 million in funding for the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships and the Banting Post-Doctoral Fellowships. Prior to the announcement event, Principal and Vice-Chancellor Daniel Woolf signed the Dimensions EDI charter on behalf of Queen's. Front from left: Fahim Quadir, Vice Provost and Dean, School of Graduate Studies; Minister Kirsty Duncan; Kimberly Woodhouse, Vice-Principal (Research); Megan McAllister, Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship recipient; and Kelly Taylor, CIHR, Director General, Program Design and Delivery. Back row from left: Mark Gerretsen, MP, Kingston and the Islands; Principal and Vice-Chancellor Daniel Woolf; Barbara Crow, Dean, Faculty of Arts and Science; and Banting Post-doctoral Fellowship recipient Jeremy Strachan. (Photo by Bernard Clark). See Gazette story online.

  • Dr. Parvin Mousavi receives the 2019 IEEE Canada C.C. Gotlieb Computer Award

    Congratulations to Dr. Parvin Mousavi (School of Computing) on being named recipient of the 2019 IEEE Canada C.C. Gotlieb Computer Award. The award will be presented during the IEEE Canada Awards Gala on May 6, 2019. Dr. Mousavi has also been featured in the Women in Science section of the April 2019 issue of Computer Vision News on her work in the Medical Informatics Laboratory. See Gazette story online.

  • 2018-2019 Distinguished University Professors

    Congratulations to the inaugural Distinguished University Professors. (Left to right) Top row: Donald H. Akenson, Stephen Archer, Nicholas Bala. Middle row: Susan P. C. Cole, Cathleen Crudden, John McGarry. Bottom row: Ram Murty, R. Kerry Rowe, Suning Wang. Gazette story online.

  • Science Rendezvous 2019

    Science Rendezvous attracted over 5000 visitors on Saturday, May 19 at the Leon's Centre. The Heart and Stroke booth featured FUNtervals to promote healthy heart health in children and adults. More pictures from the event can be found in the Science Rendezvous Kingston 2019 Flickr album. See the Gazette story on this "day of learning and exploring with Queen’s Research".

  • Dr. Jacalyn Duffin inducted into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame

    Congratulations to Dr. Jacalyn Duffin for being inducted into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame on May 2, 2019 (Photo Credit: Canadian Medical Hall of Fame). An additional congratulations to Hissan Butt (MEDS '20), recipient of a 2018 Canadian Medical Hall of Fame Award for Medical Students. See Gazette story online.

    Earlier that week, Dr. Duffin also received the Genevieve Miller Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Association for the History of Medicine. Read Dr. Duffin's reflections on her week of winnings on her blog.

  • Congratulations to Dr. Thomas J. Courchene on his second Donner Prize

    Congratulations to Professor Emeritus Thomas J. Courchene on winning his second Donner Prize for his latest book, Indigenous Nationals, Canadian Citizens: From First Contact to Canada 150. Dr. Thomas was recognized for his work on May 1, 2019. See Gazette story online

  • Dr. Bahman Gharesifard awarded the CAIMS-PIMS Early Career Award

    Congratulations to Dr. Bahman Gharesifard (Mathematics and Statistics) on being awarded the CAIMS-PIMS Early Career Award (a joint award from the Canadian Applied & Industrial Math Society and the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences) which recognizes exceptional research in any branch of applied mathematics. Dr. Gharesifard as been invited too speak at the CAIMS Annual Meeting, to be held in Whistler BC on June 9-13 2019.

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

See videos of our 2018 RSC Fellows.