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

  • Discover Research @ Queen's

    Discover Research @Queen's with our new digital platform!

  • Science Rendezvous 2019 wins inaugural STEAM Big! Award

    Congratulations to Science Rendezvous Kingston for winning the 2019 STEAM Big! Award. See "Science outreach wins national award" in the Gazette online. Science Rendezvous Kingston (SRK) attracted over 5000 visitors on Saturday, May 19 at the Leon's Centre. One significant visitor was Dippy the Diplodocus (measuring 26 m in length), a long-necked, plant-eating dinosaur from the Jurassic period as well as Queen's alumnus and astronaut, Dr. Drew Feustel. The tenth anniversary SRK event will be held on Saturday, May 9, 2020 from 10 am to 30 pm at the Leon's Centre..

  • Congratulations to Dr. Karen Lawford on winning a 2020 Indspire Award

    Congratulations to Indigenous health researcher, Dr. Karen Lawford (Gender Studies), on being recognized with a 2020 Indspire Award for Health. The award will be presented to Dr. Lawford at a ceremony on March 6, which will be broadcast on Sunday, June 21 on CBC, APTN, and CBC Radio One. See the Gazette article online, "Queen's Indigenous health researcher named Indspire Award winner" for more information.

  • Dr. Robert Way receives The Inuit Partnership of Excellence Award

    Congratulations to Dr. Robert Way (Department of Geography and Planning) who was presented with The Inuit Partnership of Excellence Award at ArcticNet’s 15th Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM 2019) at the Halifax Convention Center from December 2-5, 2019.  

  • Queen's hosts its first Canada Research Chair networking event

    The Office of the Vice-Principal (Research) at Queen’s University hosted its first Canada Research Chair (CRC) networking event in January 2020, bringing together CRCs from  across campus for an afternoon of discussion and networking. New CRCs (pictured l to r) Dr. Anna Panchenko (Tier 1 CRC in Computational Biology and Biophysics), Dr. Lindsay Morcom (Tier 2 CRC in Language Revitalization and Decolonizing Education), and Dr. Heather Aldersey (Tier 2 CRC in Disability and Inclusive Development), gave brief presentations on their research to the group. See "A Network of Research Excellence" in the Gazette online.

  • Professors Emeriti Brian Osborne, Duncan Sinclair, Peter Harrison appointed to the Order of Canada

    Congratulations to Dr. Brian Osborne (Geography and Planning), Dr. Duncan Sinclair (Physiology, School of Policy Studies), and Dr. Peter Harrison (School of Policy Studies) for being named to the Order of Canada. See "Three professor emeriti appointed to the Order of Canada" in the Gazette online.

  • Dr. Brian Cumming receives the Frank Riger Award from the Society of Canadian Limnologists

    Congratulations to Dr. Brian Cumming (Biology) for being named this year’s recipient of the Frank Rigler Award, the highest honour given by the Society of Canadian Limnologists. Professor Cumming will present the Frank Rigler Memorial Award Lecture.

  • Dr. Will Kymlicka awarded the SSHRC Gold Medal

    Congratulations to Dr. Will Kymlicka — Canada Research Chair in Political Philosophy — for being awarded the the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Gold Medal, one of the highest honours for the social sciences in Canada. "His groundbreaking work on the link between democracy and diversity has advanced knowledge on models of citizenship and social justice within multicultural societies." Find out more about Dr. Kymlicka in "Inspiring future generations" in the Gazette online. Listen to Professor Kymlicka's interview with Alan Neal on CBC's All in A Day.

  • 2019 Faculty Writing Retreat

    Over 60 faculty members took part in the 2019 Faculty Writing Retreat on December 11. In addition to dedicated writing time, researchers could participate in workshops on "Finding and Protecting Your Writing Time" and "Writing Efficiently" with writing strategists from the Writing Centre (SASS) with whom they could also book one-on-one consultations. Faculty could also have one-on-one consultations withe Research Projects Advisors from URS . Thank you to all our participants and facilitators.

  • Dr. Awet Weldemichael receives 2019 Best Book Award in the Study of Organized Crime

    Congratulations to Dr. Awet Weldemichael for being awarded the 2019 Best Book Award in the study of Organized Crime by the International Association for the Study of Organized Crime for Piracy in Somalia: Violence and Development in the Horn of Africa. Dr. Weldemichael received his prize at an awards ceremony in San Francisco on November 14, 2019.

  • 2019 RSC Induction Ceremony of Fellows and College Members

    In November of 2019, Queen's saw the induction of (l-r) Dr. Rosa Bruno-Jofré (Faculty of Education), Dr. Kim Nossal l (Political Studies, School of Policy Studies) and Dr. Margaret Moore (Political Studies) as Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) at the Celebration of Excellence and Engagement in Ottawa, ON. In addition, Dr. Grégoire Webber (Faculty of Law) and Dr. Ahmed Hassan (School of Computing) were inducted as Members of the RSC College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists. Details of the announcements can be found in "A royal honour for research" and "The Royal round-up" in the Gazette online.

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.