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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 followed by their extension. You can contact OVPRI reception by dialing 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 other contacts, please visit the main Ryerson 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

Research Services

Name Role Extension Email
Richard McCulloch Executive Director, Research Services
Iain McQueen Grants/Contracts Officer, Social Sciences & Humanities (SSHRC) 552648
Sanja Obradovic Grants/Contracts Officer, Health Sciences (CIHR) 557521
Linda Hurrell Grants/Contracts Officer, Science & Engineering (NSERC) 554179
Charlotte Mihailov Grants/Contracts Officer 553552
Galina Maliouta Applied Research & Innovation Advisor 557287
Lisa Leung Applied Research & Innovation Advisor 553283
Philam Nguyen Research Proposal Facilitator


Javad Ghatta Research Proposal Facilitator 553436
Daphne Paszterko Research Proposal Facilitator
Sibat Anam Research Proposal Facilitator 552345
Leslie Bone Business Development Director, Mitacs 543498
Fahim Khan Research Services General Inquiries
Programs Assistant  Internal SRC Funding and Awards 553553

Business Development & Strategic Planning

Name Role Extension Email
Johannes Dyring Assistant Vice-President, Business Development and Strategic Initiatives 552283
Vigen Nazarian Senior Commercialization Specialist, Executive in Residence 543630
Suraj Shah Applied Research & Innovation Advisor 556531
Dayle Ann Levine Manager, Institutional Projects & University-Wide Research Chairs 552468
Kevin Moonoosawmy Grants/Contracts Officer (CFI) 553732
Julia Pyryeskina Research Proposals Facilitator 544586
Aleksandar Kojic Administrative & Projects Assistant 555042
Cherie Dawn Manager Collaborations, Programs and Initiatives

Research Ethics

Name Role Extension Email
Zakiya Atcha Research Ethics Manager 554841
Farid Pesteh Research Ethics Administrator 552963
Ethige Nilushi De Silva Research Ethics Administrator

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