Operating hours for the Office of Research & Innovation are Monday to Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. Please contact research @trentu.ca or dial 705-748-1011, ext. 7050 with any inquiries. A quick reference guide for emailing the office is below.
Grant applications, pre-award questions, agreements, eligibility
Certifications & Compliance
Research Ethics Board, Animal Care Committee, research integrity questions
Research Employee Record Forms and Amendment Forms
Canada Research Chair Program, Mitacs, internal grants and awards
Dr. Cathy Bruce, Vice-President Office of Research & Innovation (A)
Phone: 705-748-1011 ext. 7601
Dr. Cathy Bruce is the acting Vice-president Research and Innovation at Trent University.With 17 years of proven leadership in the Trent Community, Professor Bruce was most recently the Dean of Education, Teaching and Learning at Trent University (since 2016). Her research focuses on mathematics learning and the role of spatial reasoning and self-efficacy in that learning. Fun Fact: She has two grown sons and enjoys traveling (when possible!) where she finds very good chocolate along the way.
Christopher Rooney, Director, Office of Research & Innovation (A)
Phone: 705-748-1011 ext. 7209
Christopher Rooney is the acting Director in the research office. A big part of his role is to support and lead the amazing service team that is dedicated to the review and administration of research awards, the conduct of compliance activities, and the provision of high quality support services. He is also responsible for helping to enhance the service culture, facilitating new research initiatives, and identifying potential collaborations and funding opportunities. Fun Fact: Together with his wife Meggie, he has two amazing little girls named Lyla and Rosa, and a wonderful Cavachon named Daisy. In his spare time, he is also working on a PhD in Canadian Studies through the Frost Centre.
Ashley Horne, Research Engagement Advisor
Phone: 705-748-1011 ext. 6241
The Research Engagement Advisor is responsible for administering communications, governance and external relations priorities for the Vice President, Research & Innovation and the Office of Research & Innovation and also serves in a liaison position for collaborative activities between Trent’s research enterprise and Cleantech Commons at Trent University. Fun Fact: Ashley and her daughter Brenna represent first and second generation Trent alum in their family.
Alex Kuhne, Research Operations Administrative Coordinator
Phone: 705-748-1011 ext. 7050
Provides administration assistance for operational and cyclical tasks related to; research projects, major grants application, project tracking, budgeting, meeting support, event scheduling, metrics collection, reporting, communication, and maintenance of files. Fun Fact: Alex is a two-time Trent graduate.
Jamie Muckle, Coordinator, Research Conduct and Reporting
Phone: 705-748-1011 ext. 7896
The Certifications and Regulatory Compliance Officer facilitates Trent's compliance with all regulatory requirements related to the following areas: Research Ethics; Animal Care; Bio-safety and Radiation safety, and the Policy on Human Remains. This involves acting as the administrative point of support and expertise for regulatory and compliance issues for members of the Trent research community.
Sean Lockwood, Research Facilitator
Phone: 705-748-1011 ext. 7674
Research development, proposal review, and grant administration for all faculty at Trent University. Fun Fact: Sean has a very energetic rescue dog from Greece who is part border collie and part greyhound (as far as he can tell!).
Inna Seviaryna, Research Facilitator
Phone: 705-748-1011 ext. 6186
Research development, proposal review, and grant administration for all faculty at Trent University.
Kevin Driscoll, Research Facilitator
Phone: 705-748-1011 ext. 7367
Research development, proposal review, and grant administration for all faculty at Trent University. Kevin has spent considerable time assisting university researchers with the clarification of draft or full proposals in order to help them best present their research plans and achieve success. He has worked with researchers across the Tri-Agency spectrum -- his background includes education and experience in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities. Prior to coming to Trent, Kevin worked as a research facilitator at the University of Saskatchewan and Cape Breton University, and also was a senior program officer in NSERC's Research Partnerships directorate. Fun Fact: Kevin met his wife of over 20 years, Deanne, while scuba diving in South Africa.
Alex Lawrie, Strategic Research Partnerships Liaison
Phone: 705-748-1011 ext. 6299
Supporting the administrative tasks to enable the continued growth of a host of key internal and external partnerships that advance the university’s research mandate on a global basis including the major new partnership with the University of Guyana and a variety of other organizations doing work in Guyana, administrative support related to paid student research projects and required administrative liaising as well as the administrative tracking and monitoring for the Research Office key performance indicators. Lastly, acting as the Research Office liaison with Trent in Durham.
Jason Allen, Manager, Animal Care
Phone: 705-748-1011 ext. 7267
Manages facilities, personnel, and programming for animal science related work in support of the Trent Animal Care Committee and Office of Research. Fun Fact: Jason has worked with approximately 100 species with representatives from all kinds of animals in captivity. The kinds of animals range from common species in science such as rodents and fish, to more exotic animals such as 14-inch giant millipedes or alpaca. The list continues to grow!
1600 West Bank Drive
CANADA K9L 0G2
Office of Research & Innovation Location and Information
Enwayaang (GCS) 344
Telephone: 705.748.1011 x7050
Hours: 9am - 4:30pm
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Research Finance Team
Monica Howes, CPA, Manager, Research Finance
Phone: 705-748-1011 x6617
To support and oversee the Research Finance Team as they work with Researchers to administer their grants and awards, prepare financial reporting and provide compliance support. Working collaboratively with both the Finance Department and the Office of Research and Innovation to provide a cohesive service to Research Account Holders. Fun fact: Monica has climbed to the top of a Swiss Alp.
Emmalyne Sullivan, Research Accountant
[On Leave to Fall 2022]
Phone: 705-748-1011 ext. 6613
Emmalyne provides financial support for grants and awards for Researchers that have last names that start with P-Z. Fun Fact: Cooking is her passion and she loves to travel!
Tania Dearling, Research Finance Administrator
Phone: 705-748-1011 ext. 7556
Tania provides financial support on the day-to-day activities for Researchers with surnames beginning with A-L. Services provided include interpreting granting agency and University policies to assist with determining eligibility and ensuring expenses meet compliance requirements, invoicing granting agencies, and providing expertise on financial procedure. Fun Fact: Tania joined Trent University in 2006 and obtained her certificate in Research Administration in 2019. She enjoys spending time at the cottage with her family and cake decorating.
Marlon Adams, Research Finance Administrator
Marlon provides financial support on the day-to-day activities for Researchers with surnames with M-Z. Services provided include interpreting granting agency and University policies to assist with determining eligibility and ensuring expenses meet compliance requirements, invoicing granting agencies , and providing expertise on financial procedure. Fun Fact: Marlon enjoys sports and travelling!
1600 West Bank Drive
CANADA K9L 0G2
Research Finance Team
Enwayaang (GCS) 344 & 346
Hours: 9am - 4:30pm