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

  • Queen’s researchers recognized by Governor General

    Congratulations to three Queen's researchers for being recognized by the Governor General, Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette. (top l-r) Dr. Wendy Craig (Psychology, co-founder of PrevNet) was named an Officer of the Order of Canada for her anti-bullying work. Dr. Heather Stuart (Public Health Sciences, Bell Mental Health and Anti-Stigma Research Chair) was named a Member of the Order of Canada for her work on mental heath and anti-stigma programs. (bottom) Dr. John Smol (Biology, PEARL laboratory), received the Polar Medal for his work in the Canadian North. Read more in "Queen’s researchers recognized by Governor General" in the Gazette online.

  • 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: 

  • Nobel Prize Inspiration Initiative

    The Nobel Prize Inspiration Initiative is coming to Queen's University on September 25, 2019. Join us for a public dialogue on "Failure, persistence and joy: finding the right balance for research success" at the Isabel Bader Centre featuring Martin Chalfie (2008 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry), with Arthur McDonald (2015 Nobel Laureat in Physics), and Mona Nemer (Chief Science Advisor of Canada), moderated by André Picard (Health Columnist at The Globe and Mail). Free admission. Tickets are selling out so register online via Eventbrite. Livestream will be available; like the Facebook page, so you are notified when the broadcast goes live.

  • Dr. Robert Morrisson receives British Academy Global Professorship

    Congratulations to Dr. Robert Morrison (English Language and Literature) for receiving a British Academy Global Professorship to be held at Bath Spa University beginning September 2019. His research will focus on the seminal role of Thomas De Quincey in shaping “The Literature of Addiction".

  • Drs. Pascale Champagne & Kevin Deluzio inducted as fellows of the Canadian Academy of Engineering.

    Congratulations to (left) Dr. Pascale Champagne (Civil Engineering) and (right) Dr. Kevin Deluzio (Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science; Mechanical and Materials Engineering) for being inducted as fellows of the Canadian Academy of its annual general meeting on Friday, June 21. Eddy Isaacs (President of the CAE Board of Directors) presented the honour. For more details, see "New fellows recognized for research and leadership in engineering" in the Gazette online. (Supplied photos)

  • 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.

  • Dr. Diane Beauchemin awarded the Canadian Society for Chemistry's Clara Benson Award

    Congratulations to Dr. Diane Beauchemin (Chemistry), who received the Canadian Society for Chemistry's Clara Benson Award, a lifetime achievement award recognizing a woman scientist who has made a distinguished contribution to chemistry while working in Canada. See Gazette story - "Solving crime through chemistry" - online for details.

  • Dean Richard Reznick receives HealthCareCAN's Legacy of Leadership Award

    Congratulations to Dean Richard Reznick (Faculty of Health Sciences) on being awarded the 2019 Legacy of Leadership Award from HealthCareCAN at the National Health Leadership Conference in Toronto. The Legacy of Leadership Award "recognizes exceptional individuals who have made long-lasting and outstanding contributions to advancing Canada’s health system and have demonstrated significant and sustained commitment toward the enhancement of the health of Canadians."

  • 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.