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Vice-President (Research) and Office of Research Services Organizational Chart

Office of the Vice-President (Research)

Fredericton: Sir Howard Douglas Hall, Rm. 212, 3 Bailey Drive, P.O. Box 4400, Fredericton, NB E3B 5A3 | Tel: (506) 453-5189 | Email


WinterLabour Day to Victoria Day; Monday to Friday, 8:15 am to 4:30 pm AST
Summer: Victoria Day to Labour Day; Monday to Friday, 7:45 am to 4:00 pm AST

  • David MaGee, Vice-President (Research) - Helps shape UNB’s strategic research direction and agenda.  For further details see roles and responsibilities.
  • Amanda Manuel, Executive Assistant to the Vice-President (Research) - Scheduling, administrative support, assistant to the VPR Office.
  • Renee Audet-Martel, Manager - Coordinator of Ethics, the Postdoctoral Fellowship program, VPR programs, sabbatical and non-leave research grants, and reviewer of Internal VPR Grants
  • Elizabeth Harrison, Administrative Assistant - Main office reception for VPR/ORS Fredericton, mail, file maintenance and data entry.
  • Judy Arseneau, Administrative Assistant - Animal Care – responsible for all administrative functions for the Animal Care Committees at UNB.

Office of Research Services

Fredericton: Sir Howard Douglas Hall, room 215; 3 Bailey Drive, PO Box 4400, Fredericton, NB, Canada, E3B 5A3 | Tel: (506) 453-4674 | Email ORS | Email Research Financial (Post-Award) Services

Saint John: Hazen Hall, room 321A; 100 Tucker Park Road, PO Box 5050, Saint John, NB, Canada, E2L 4L5; Tel: (506) 453-4674 | Email | Email Research Financial (Post-Award) Services


WinterLabour Day to Victoria Day; Monday to Friday, 8:15 am to 4:30 pm AST
Summer: Victoria Day to Labour Day; Monday to Friday, 7:45 am to 4:00 pm AST


  • Kelly Ashfield, Executive Director - Responsible for the operation of the Office of Research Services.
  • Gale Austin, Administrative Assistant - Administrative support for Research and Innovation Partnerships and Research Financial (Post-Award) Services, IRAP Program and special projects.
  • Christina Coady, Research Data Clerk – Data and record maintenance.
  • Sara Gigeroff, Policy and Research Analyst - Responsible for development and drafting of University research related policies and associated documents.

Pre-Award Services

  • Ana Espejo, Manager of Pre-Award Services - Harrison McCain Foundation, Fredrik & Catherine Eaton, Grand Lake Meadows and University Research Fund programs; support to large research grants and office management.


  • Samantha Frampton, Grant Facilitator - Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), New Brunswick Health Research Foundation (NBHRF) & other SSH and Health programs.
  • Cindy Gillet, Strategic Grants Advisor - Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) infrastructure and equipment grants.
  • Reid Lodge, Grant Facilitator - Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) & other NSE programs, New Brunswick Innovation Foundation (NBIF). Any questions or requests for more information on the NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award (USRA) should be directed to the School of Graduate Studies at 453-4673 or
  • Heidi Van Wart, Strategic Grants Advisor - Canada Research Chairs (CRC), Canada Excellence Research Chairs (CERC), non-CRC Chair programs, and other large research grants programs.


  • Carolyn Christensen, Agreements Officer - Develops, reviews and negotiates for funded and non-funded industry-research partnerships (e.g. memorandums of understanding, non-disclosure, material transfer, intellectual property, collaborative research agreements), commercialization activities (e.g. licenses), and other custom agreements for research-related activities for the Faculties of Science, Nursing, SASE, Computer Science, Kinesiology, and other groups on both campuses.
  • Ashley Doucet, Research Administration Officer - Certifications, transfers of funds agreements, NBWC, NBDELG ETFs, Atlantic Salmon, ROMEO management.
  • Tracey McCarthy, Agreements Officer - Federal and provincial service agreements, including some tri-council agreements.
  • Michelle Webber, Agreements Officer - Federal, provincial and municipal agreements; industrial contracts, service and contribution agreements.

Research Financial (Post-Award) Services

Fredericton: Tel: (506) 453-4674 | Email
Saint John: Tel: (506) 648-5865 | Email

  • Charlotte McIntosh, Manager, Research Funds - Overall oversight of financial and compliance activity; formal liaison with Financial Services; research statistics and financial statements; policy and procedure formulation and enforcement; VPR funding commitments.
  • Christy Borgald, Financial Analyst - NBIF Research Assistantships Initiative; Atlantic Association for Research in the Mathematical Sciences (AARMS); MITACS; New Brunswick Wildlife Council/New Brunswick Wildlife Trust Fund (NBWC/NBWTF); all other miscellaneous grants.
  • Angela Cushing, Financial Analyst - ACOA and related files.
  • Shelley Eastwood-Currier, Financial Analyst - Research contracts, NBIF Innovation Voucher Fund, various federal, provincial, and industry contribution agreements, departmental overhead, PI Research Trust, and a variety of research lab and testing accounts (within fund 59).
  • Tania Jones, Financial Administrator - Responsible for Springboard Atlantic funding from ACOA and other grants; collecting metrics information from members.
  • Kara MacGillivray, Financial Analyst - Tri-Council; Canada Research Chairs; University Research Fund; Environmental Trust Fund.
  • Stefanie McMorran, Account Control and Compliance Administrator - Reviews all transactions on Fredericton research accounts for available funding, project eligibility and appropriateness; internal control, systems support, process review and statistical analysis for all research accounts; funding from Harrison McCain Fellowships; Grand Lake Meadows, and internal UNB research funding programs.
  • Tammy Mullin, Financial Analyst - Canada Foundation for Innovation; NBIF Research Technicians Initiative; NBIF Research Innovation Fund; Networks for Centres of Excellence; Atlantic Salmon Conservation Foundation, Harrison McCain Fellowships, Eaton Visitorships, various federal, provincial, and industry contribution agreements, a variety of research lab and testing accounts (within fund 49).
  • Natalie Kallar - Financial Analyst - All research & restricted accounts on the Saint John campus.

Research & Innovation Partnerships

Fredericton: Tel: (506) 458-7188 | Email

  • Hart Devitt, Director - Responsible for research and commercialization opportunities development, knowledge and technology transfer and commercialization activities, and agreements; Saint John campus.

Research Partnerships

  • Matthew Douglass, Technology Transfer Officer - Research and commercial partnership development, technology transfer and commercialization activities, research outreach.
  • Jeremy Elder-Jubelin, Marketing and Communications Officer for ORS/VPR Office – Responsible for marketing and communications plans, networking events, information sessions/workshops, news releases, media advisories/outreach, market assessments.
  • Veerle Hellemans, Technology Transfer Officer - Research and commercial partnership development, technology transfer and commercialization activities, research outreach.
  • Kendall McCann, Administrative Coordinator - Support for the office of Research & Innovation Parternships.
  • Brennan Sisk, Technology Transfer Officer - Research and commercial partnership development, technology transfer and commercialization activities, research outreach.

Intellectual Property

  • Shane Nason, Intellectual Property Manager - Provides intellectual property (IP) advice and services, including the management and protection of UNB-owned IP (e.g. patents, trademarks, copyright (commercialization-related, not academic)); Springboard funding applications (including “Patent & Legal” funds); some NSERC Idea to Innovation (I2I) funding applications; internal UNB Assignment Agreements; Saint John campus.