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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 directly at 416-979-5042 and 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 5283
Naomi Adelson Associate Vice-President, Research & Innovation 6606
Melanie Martin-Griem Executive Director 2794
Anna Sotnykova   Executive Operations & Communications Coordinator 2591

Research Services

Name Role Extension Email
Richard McCulloch Executive Director, Research Services
Iain McQueen Grants/Contracts Officer, Social Sciences & Humanities (SSHRC) 2648
Sanja Obradovic Grants/Contracts Officer, Health Sciences (CIHR) 7521
Linda Hurrell Grants/Contracts Officer, Science & Engineering (NSERC) 4179
Charlotte Mihailov Grants/Contracts Officer 3552
Galina Maliouta Applied Research & Innovation Advisor 7287
Lisa Leung Applied Research & Innovation Advisor 3283
Philam Nguyen Research Proposal Facilitator (On Leave)


Javad Ghatta Research Proposal Facilitator 3436
Daphne Paszterko Research Proposal Facilitator
Sibat Anam Research Proposal Facilitator 2345
Leslie Bone Business Development Director, Mitacs 543498
Vina Quiambao Internal Funding -

Business Development & Strategic Planning

Name Role Extension Email
Johannes Dyring Assistant Vice-President, Business Development and Strategic Initiatives 2283
Vigen Nazarian Senior Commercialization Specialist, Executive in Residence 543630
Suraj Shah Applied Research & Innovation Advisor 6531
Jarrod Ladouceur Project Manager 3324
Dayle Ann Levine Manager, Institutional Projects & University-Wide Research Chairs 2468
Kevin Moonoosawmy Grants/Contracts Officer (CFI) 553732
Julia Pyryeskina Research Proposals Facilitator 544586
Aleksandar Kojic Administrative & Projects Assistant 5042

Research Ethics

Name Role Extension Email
Zakiya Atcha Research Ethics Manager 4841
Farid Pesteh Research Ethics Administrator 2963
Danielle Christie Research Ethics Administrator 

Research Planning, Finance & Administration

Name Role Extension Email
Vivian Chan Chief Administrative Officer 2792

Research Communications

Name Role Extension Email
Sylvia Kavanagh Director, Research Communications 2795