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

  • Professor Arthur B. McDonald named Fellow of the AAAS

    Congratulations to Professor Emeritus and Nobel Laureate Arthur B. McDonald for being named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). He joins only 15 other Queen’s academics, starting with Alfred Lothrop in 1915, who have earned this honour since the Association was formed in 1848. 

  • 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.

  • Dr. John Smol to begin his term as President of the RSC's Academy of Sciences.

    Congratulations to Dr. John Smol (PEARL, Department of Biology) who has assumed his 3-year term as President of the Academy of Science of the Royal Society of Canada. Dr. Smol's mandate includes addressing issues of science literacy and how science informs evidence-based policy. See the Gazette story online

  • 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.

  • Dean Richard Reznick admitted to the American College of Surgeons Academy of Master Surgeon Educators

    Congratulations to Dean Reznick, who was admitted to the American College of Surgeons Academy of Master Surgeon Educators. The Academy recognizes those who devoted their careers to surgical education. 

  • Nobel Prize Inspiration Initiative

    Queen's University hosted the Nobel Prize Inspiration Initiative on September 25, 2019. A sold-out crowd at the Isabel Bader Centre was given the rare opportunity to listen to the journeys of two Nobel Laureates, Martin Chalfie (2008 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry) and Arthur McDonald (2015 Nobel Laureat in Physics), as well as the insights of Mona Nemer (Cheif Science Advisor of Canada) in a public dialogue on "Failure, persistence and joy: finding the right balance for research success" at the Isabel Bader Centre in a lively conversation moderated by renowned Health Columnist André Picard (The Globe and Mail). Read the Gazette article, "Nobel Laureates share their thoughts on research success", online, which also includes a video of the event for those who missed it. About 35 promising graduate students and post-doctoral fellows also had the opportunity to chat with Dr. Chalfie at an exclusive round-table discussion.

  • 2019 RSC Fellows and College Member

    Congratulations to (top l-r) Dr. Rosa Bruno-Jofré (Faculty of Education), Dr. Margaret Moore (Department of Political Studies, cross-appointed to Philosophy), and (bottom l-r) Dr. Kim Nossal (Department of Political Studies & School of Policy Studies) for being elected as Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC), and to Dr. Grégoire Webber for being elected to the RSC College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists. Announcements for the Class of 2019 were made on September 10 with induction to occur in November of 2019. Read more in "A Royal Honour for Research" in the Gazette online: 

  • Congratulations to three new Canada Research Chairs at Queen's

    Congratulations to Queen's three newest Canada Research Chairs: Dr. Lindsay Morcom (Tier 2, Education), Dr. Heather Aldersey (Tier 2, Rehabilitation Therapy) and Dr. Anna Panchenko (Tier 1, Pathology and Molecular Medicine). We also congratulate the eight researchers whose CRCs were renewed. For more details, see "Leaders in their fields garner competitive research chairs" in the Gazette online.

  • 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 were honoured at Spring Convocation. See Gazette story "Recognizing research excellence at Queen’s" online.

  • 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 ONRampin the Gazette online.

  • Queen's University signs onto the Dimensions EDI program

    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, signing on to this pilot program designed to increase equity, diversity, and inclusion in the post-secondary and research sectors. See "Canada's universities take on new Dimensions" in the Gazette online.

  • Science Rendezvous 2019

    Science Rendezvous 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. 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".

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.