Office of the Vice-Principal (Research)

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

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

Name and Title


Phone Number

John Fisher, PhD
Interim Vice-Principal (Research)
For scheduling please contact Brenda Lesslie


Cynthia Fekken, PhD
Associate Vice-Principal
For scheduling please contact Marianne Ferris 613-533-6933
Jim Banting, PhD
Assistant Vice-Principal (Partnerships and Innovation)

613-533-6000 ext. 78537

Don Aldridge
Executive Director of the Centre for Advanced Computing
Senior Adviser, Advanced Computing and Data Analytics 613-533-6933

Charles Sumbler
Executive Director 613-533-6000 ext. 74957

Kelly Blair-Matuk 
Associate Director 613-533-6000 ext. 78292

Jason Schmelzle
Executive Assistant 613-533-6000 ext. 79453

Brenda Lesslie
Administrative Assistant to the Vice-Principal (Research) 613-533-6000 ext. 75717

Monica St. Pierre
Finance/Human Resources Coordinator 613-533-6000 ext. 79342

Mona Rahman
Coordinator, Research Activities and Communications  613-533-6000 ext. 75493

Jennifer Chen
Coordinator, Research Activities and Communications 613-533-6000 ext. 79299

Melinda Knox
Associate Director, Research Profile and Initiatives

*located in University Relations 613-533-6000 ext. 79653

Marianne Ferris
Administrative Assistant 613-533-6000 ext. 78861

Jefferson Chuong
Special Projects Intern 613-533-6000 ext. 74971