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: This is EPIC

    The Art of Research has been celebrating & visualizing Queens's Research for the past 5 years! Art of Research Winner:This is EPIC: Simulation Education with Patient Actors to Improve Care, Monakshi Sawhney captures a photo from a simulation education study for nurses & clinicians researching improvements in Patient Care. Explore this and more photos from Queen's researchers as they take you behind-the-scenes of their groundbreaking work.

  • Dr. Lynda Colgan (Faculty of Education)

    Congratulations to Dr. Lynda Colgan (Faculty of Education) for being awarded the 2020 NSERC Science Promotion Award for individual achievement. These awards honour individuals and groups "that are inspirational in the way they promote science to the general public". Please see "Queen's education professor wins prestigious NSERC Science Promotion Prize" in the Gazette online.

  • Dr. Christopher Spencer (Geological Sciences and Geologphical Engineering)

    Congratulations to Dr. Christopher Spencer (Geological Sciences and Geologphical Engineering) on being recognized by the Geological Society of America with the Young Scientist Award (Donath Medal). Details can be found in "Queen’s University researcher earns Young Scientist Award" in the Gazette online.

  • Dr. Ahmed E. Hassan (School of Computing)

    Congratulations to Dr. Ahmed E. Hassan (School of Computing) on receiving the New Directions Award from the IEEE Technical Council of Software Engineering along with Dr. Thomas Zimmerman (Microsoft Research) for their work on establishing the field of Mining Software Repositories (MSR). Please see "Researcher Ahmed E. Hassan honoured by world's largest organization devoted to computing professionals" in the Gazette online.

  • Discover Research at Queen's A Glance in the Brain

    The Art of Research has been celebrating & visualizing Queens's Research for the past 5 years! Art of Research Winner: A Glance in the Brain, Natalia de Menzes Lyra e Silva captures the hippocampus in this microscopic photo of the brain for her research on Alzheimers. Explore this and more photos from Queen's researchers as they take you behind-the-scenes of their groundbreaking work.

  • Dr. Lyon Cover

    Congratulations to Professor David Lyon (Sociology, Director of the Surveillance Studies Centre) for being awarded the 2020 Molson Prize for the Canada Council of the Arts for his decades of research in surveillance studies. See "Keeping an eye on the prize" in the Gazette online for details.

  •  Dr. Christopher Bowie

    Congratulations to Dr. Christopher Bowie for being awarded the inaugural Mental Health Innovation Award for his work on Be Outspoken and Overcome Stigmatizing Thoughts (BOOST). He was one of two awarded this inaugural prize created through a partnership between Mental Health Research Canada (MHRC) and the Institute for Advancements in Mental Health (IAM).

  • katherine mckittrick

    Congratulations to Dr. Katherine McKittrick (Gender Studies, Cultural Studies) for being inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences as an International Honorary Member in social sciences. See "Queen's University Professor Earns International Honour" in the Gazette online.

  • Dr. R. Kerry Rowe

    Congratulations to Dr. R. Kerry Rowe (Civil Engineering) for being named as one of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) class of 2020 Distinguished Members. See "Kerry Rowe honoured for leadership in geotechnical engineering" in the Gazette online.

  • Conversations Confronting COVID-19

    Conversations Confronting COVID-19  continued with its second virtual panel on Aging – Lessons learned about Canada’s elderly population and long-term care moderated by Dr. Jane Philpott. You can also watch the first webinar on Innovation Pivots if you missed it to see what innovations Queen's researchers have been involved in during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Distinguished Professors 2020

    Congratulations to the 2020 Distinguished University Professors (clockwise from top left): David Bakhurst (Philosophy); Audrey Kobayashi (Geography), Julian Barling (Smith School of Business); Glenville Jones (Biomedical and Molecular Sciences); Kathleen Lahey (Law);John Smol (Biology).The Distinguished University Professorships are Queen's University's highest research-related honour. See "Principal announces 2020 Distinguished University Professors" in the Gazette online.

  • Science Rendezvous Kingston, winners of the 2019 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 was to have been held on Saturday, May 9, 2020 at the Leon's Centre. All public events were cancelled for safety due to the state-of-emergency caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Dr. Karen Lawford (Gender Studies)

    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 was 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.

  • 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.

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.