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The Office of the Vice-President, Research & Innovation (OVPRI) is located at 1 Dundas Street West, 11th Floor, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1Z3.

To contact a member of the OVPRI team, please consult the phone and email directory below. To reach staff by phone, dial the main number 416-979-5000 and their extension. You can contact OVPRI reception by dialling the main number and then extension 555042. Leave a message with your telephone number, and a member of our staff will call you back.

For general inquiries regarding research funding opportunities or research services, please contact TMU Research Services at

For other contacts, please visit the main Toronto Metropolitan University contact page (opens in new window) .

Vice-President, Research & Innovation

Name Role Extension Email
Steven N. Liss
Vice-President, Research & Innovation 555283
Naomi Adelson Associate Vice-President, Research & Innovation 556606
Melanie Martin-Griem Executive Director 552794
Anna Sotnykova Executive Operations & Communications Coordinator 552591
An Chi Lee Director, Research Security
Sanja Obradovic Director, Health SRC Strategy

Research Services

Name Role Extension Email
Richard McCulloch Executive Director, Research Services
Linda Hurrell Grants/Contracts Officer, Science & Engineering (NSERC) 554179
Chris Hendershot Grants/Contracts Officer, Social Sciences & Humanities (SSHRC)
Tina Smith Grants/Contracts Officer (Federal Agencies/Programs)
Rachael Dempsey Grants/Contracts Officer, Health (CIHR)
TBD Grants/Contracts Officer (Provincial Agencies/Programs)
Galina Maliouta Applied Research & Innovation Advisor (NSERC Alliance, Research Partnerships) 557287
Randy Ragan Grants/Contracts Officer (Research Contracts and Agreements)
Javad Ghatta Research Proposal Facilitator 553436
Daphne Paszterko Research Proposal Facilitator
Sibat Anam Research Proposal Facilitator 552345
Tearney McDermott Research Proposal Facilitator
Leslie Bone Senior Advisor, Business Development, Mitacs 543498
Heather Steel Research Awards and Honours Facilitator
TMU Research Services General Inquiries and Requests for Research Services
Programs Assistant  Internal SRC Funding and Awards 553553

Business Development & Strategic Initiatives

Name Role Extension Email
Johannes Dyring Assistant Vice-President, Business Development and Strategic Initiatives 552283
Mark Whitten Manager, Collaboration, Programs and Initiatives 553283
Dayle Ann Levine Director, Institutional Programs  552468
Kevin Moonoosawmy Grants/Contracts Officer (CFI) 553732
Stephanie Marciniak Grants/Contracts Officer
Julia Pyryeskina Research Proposals Facilitator 544586
Mriga Das Research Proposals Facilitator
Zahin Ahmed Research and Business Development Assistant

Research Ethics

Name Role Extension Email
Zakiya Atcha  Director, Research Ethics 554841

Research Planning, Finance & Administration

Name Role Extension Email
Vivian Chan Chief Administrative Officer 552792

Research Communications

Name Role Extension Email
Sylvia Kavanagh Director, Research Communications 552795