Vice President of Research and Innovation
Vice President, Research and Innovation
The Vice-President Research and Innovation is responsible for the management, administration, and leadership of research at Trent University and is instrumental in promoting, formalizing and embedding successful innovation throughout the University. The Vice-President also plays a key role promoting Trent research locally, provincially, nationally, and internationally, and acts as a Trent liaison with the provincial government on matters that relate to its interest in research, innovation and entrepreneurship.
As part of the position's mandate, the Vice-President plays a key leadership role in the development of the university’s research park, Cleantech Commons at Trent University. They will also oversee, working with deans and chairs of departments, the appointment of new senior Trent academics as mentors who will be available to provide guidance and advice to faculty wishing to apply for grants associated with the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).