Staff Directory

Office of the Vice-President, Research & innovation 


Room 103 - Old Administration Building
6328 Memorial Road
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2  Canada
Tel: (604) 822-1995    Fax: (604) 822-6295


Executive Officers

Prof. Gail Murphy, PhD
Vice-President, Research & Innovation
tel: 604-822-4813
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Prof. Helen M. Burt, PhD
Associate Vice-President, Research & Innovation
tel: 604-822-1467    
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Prof. Philip Barker, PhD
Associate Vice-President, Research & Vice-Principal, Research, UBCO
tel: 250-807-9582   
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Elise Vredenbregt
Executive Assistant to Gail Murphy
tel: 604-822-0233


Corey Ouellet
Executive Assistant to Helen Burt
tel: 604 827 2983

Staff in the VPRI Office

Claire Adams
Communications Coordinator
tel: 604-827-1870


Brenda Carrier
Manager, Faculty Awards & Prizes
tel: 604-822-6010

Marie-Claude Fortin
Shared Infrastructure Manager

Jamie Hall
Manager, Communications
tel: 604-822-1267


Greg Martyn
tel: 604-827-1439

Vanessa Power
Coordinator, Communications (VPRI)

Dmitriy Ryabika
Research Analyst
tel: 604-827-2762

Megan Stewart
Project Manager, Major Research Projects
tel: 604-827-5107

Evelina Tolstykh
Research Awards Coordinator
tel: 604-827-0042

International Office Contacts

*The International Office has transitioned to the Vice-President, Academic. Visit the key contacts page for International Office contact information.

Faculty Research Advisors

UBC's National Funding Agency Research Advisors are specially appointed faculty members who work closely with researchers to promote awareness of funding opportunities across all disciplines and to provide support for individuals or groups considering applications to external agencies.  

Prof. Lara Boyd
Health Research Advisor
tel: 604-822-7197

Prof. Leonard Foster
CFI Advisor
tel: 604-822-8311 

Prof. Alan Kingstone
Social Sciences & Humanities Research Advisor
tel: 604-822-9230

Prof. Tim Salcudean
Sciences & Engineering Research Advisor
tel: 604-822-3243 

Institutional Programs Office 

The Institutional Programs Office manages the full cycle of major federal, provincial and regional research infrastructure awards including those offered by the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), the BC Knowledge Development Fund (BCKDF), Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD), the Canada First Research Excellence Fund (CFREF), Canada 150 programs, and Canada Excellence Research Chairs (CERCs).

Sharon Wu
Managing Director, Research Support Services
tel: 604-827-5279

Meisan Brown-Lum
CFI/BCKDF Program Officer
tel: 604-827-5170

Anna Kim
Research & Administration Coordinator
tel: 604-822-1352

Eston Shum
VPRI Portfolio Finance Director
tel: 604-822-1938

Earl Dyer
Senior Finance Manager
tel: 604-827-5281

Lynn Chia
Senior Finance Officer
tel: 604-827-5278

Lena Li
Finance Manager, CFI/BCKDF
tel: 604-827-0644

Andy Lam
Associate Director, Institutional Programs Office
tel: 604-822-9965

Lis Boyan
Financial Analyst
tel: 604-822-8026

Cynthia Bai
Financial Analyst, CFI/BCKDF
tel: 604-822-0690

Yvonne Lee
Senior Financial Analyst, CFI/BCKDF
tel: 604-822-0232

Indigenous Research Support Initiative

The Indigenous Research Support Initiative recognizes that more effective research and greater mutual understanding can be developed from identifying, developing and supporting research practices that proceed from respectful relations between researchers and Indigenous communities. The vision of the inititiative is to provide professional research support and services to Indigenous communities and university researchers to undertake collaborative projects based on community-led interests, reciprocal relationships, and principles of mutual accountability.

Lerato Chondoma
Associate Director