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

  • Research Development Day: Opening Doors to Research

    University Research Services, is excited to announce the second annual Queen's University Research Development Day (RDD) to be held on Thursday, May 2, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm in Mitchell Hall, Room 225. This event is open to faculty at all career stages. Registration is now open! For further information about RDD, please contact Karen Samis ( or phone (613) 533-6000 ext. 78688)

  • Dr. Stephen Archer receives the AFMC President's Award for Exemplary National Leadership in Academic Medicine

    Congratulations to Dr. Stephen Archer on receiving the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada's (AFMC) President's Award for Exemplary National Leadership in Academic Medicine. See the announcement from the Faculty of Health Sciences. Dr. Archer is pictured with his wife, Dr Kathie Doliszny, after being presented with the award. 

  • Dr. Oyedeji Ayonrinde receives 2019 Partners in Research Biomedical Ambassador Award

    Congratulations to Dr. Oyedeji Ayonrinde (Departments of Psychiatry and Psychology) on receiving the the 2019 Partners in Research Biomedical Ambassador Award. The Partners in Research Awards were announced on March 14, 2019. See Gazette story online.

  • Dr. Ryan Riordan receives the 2019 Bank of Canada Governor's Award

    Congratulations to Dr. Ryan Riordan (Smith School of Business) on being awarded the 2019 Bank of Canada Governor's Award. See Gazette story online. Bank of Canada Awards and Fellowships were announced on March 18, 2019.

  • Queen's joins ONRamp

    On February 28, Queen’s University announced its membership with the University of Toronto's Entrepreneurship ONRamp to further assist startups in our region and provide profile to Queen’s researchers and the Kingston innovation ecosystem.  ONRamp will provide a physical space where Queen’s entrepreneurs, or Kingston-based entrepreneurs who work with Queen's, may access resources and connect with a broader network of entrepreneurs in order to grow their business.

  • Minister Kirsty Duncan meets with students at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre following federal funding announcement.

    On January 30, 2019, at a special event hosted at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Sport, announced $141M in funding for researchers across Canada through the Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)), of which $4.6M was granted to over 90 researchers at Queen’s. The Minister also met with photographers whose work was featured in the Art of Research contest exhibit. See the Gazette story for more details. (Photo Credit: Bernard Clark) More pictures online.

  • Science Rendezvous Kingston 2019

    Join Queen's alumnus and astronaut, Drew Feustel, at Science Rendezvous Kingston! on May 11, 2019 at the Leon's Centre. Follow Kingston’s Science Rendezvous on Twitter, FaceBook and Instagram for the latest updates. 

  • Heather Stuart, RSC Fellow 2018

    Congratulations to Dr. Heather Stuart (Bell Canada Mental Health & Anti-Stigma Research Chair; Departments of Public Health, Psychiatry and School of Rehabilitation Therapy) on being inducted as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (December 2018) in Halifax, NS.

  • Stephen Archer, RSC Fellow 2018

    Congratulations to Dr. Stephen Archer (Departments of Medicine and Biomedical & Molecular Sciences) on being inducted as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (December 2018) in Halifax, NS. 

  • Rena Upitis, RSC Fellow 2018

    Congratulations to Dr. Rena Upitis (Faculty of Education) on being inducted as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (December 2018) in Halifax, NS. 

  • Faculty Writing Retreat

    The 5th Faculty Writing Retreat took place on December 11, 2018. In addition to writing, participants were able to have individual consultations with Research Project Advisors from URS, as well as attend a Writing Habits Workshop offered by Adrian Kelly (Research Projects Advisor, URS): Around the Blocks: Techniques and Tools to Beat Back Fear, Stop Procrastination, and Become a Daily Writer. (Photo: Andrew Carroll)

  • Dr. Carlos Escobedo named one of 2018's Ten Most Influential Hispanic Canadians

    Congratulations to Dr. Carlos Escobedo (Department of Chemical Engineering) for being named one of TD's 10 Most Influential Hispanic Canadians. The distinction was announced on November 1, 2018 by the Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism in Vancouver, BC.

  • Resources for Research at Queen's

    R4R@Q is here to acquaint Queen's researchers with the resources and people who are here to help. Sessions run once per month from January to May in Stauffer 121 from 12:30-1:30 pm. For questions, please contact Karen Samis. Please register via the individual session page (seating is limited). Next session is on May 8: People, Tissues, Cells, & Data: Key Ethical Considerations and ResourcesThis is the final session of the current series.

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 more videos of our 2018 RSC Fellows.