VPRI Team Profiles

Discover more about who does what in the VP Research & Innovation Office, or check out the Executive Team biographies.

ELISE VREDENBREGT, Executive Assistant to Gail Murphy

I provide administrative support in the VP Research & Innovation Office, and work closely with the VP Research & Innovation, Gail Murphy. My responsibilities include:

  • Maintaining executive calendars
  • Office management
  • Travel arrangement for the VP
  • Processing correspondence

Contact me if you:

Have questions about the VP Research & Innovation office operations or need to schedule time with the VP Research & Innovation.


Greg Martyn, Director

I am the Director of the VPRI Office.  I work with our team to ensure the smooth operation of the Office, and advise the VP and AVP on a range of operational and strategic issues.  The Office serves as a gateway into the university’s research enterprise, and is responsible for the administration of UBC’s policy on scholarly integrity.  We support and facilitate the work of the many units that make up the VP Research & Innovation portfolio in delivering efficient, effective and compliant research services. 

Contact me if you:

Have questions about navigating the VP Research & Innovation portfolio at UBC, need help connecting with people in our portfolio, or have questions about our scholarly integrity policy.


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Brenda Carrier, Manager, Faculty Awards & Prizes

I manage UBC’s internal research awards program and the annual UBC research awards celebration event. I provide strategic advice and facilitate nominations for major external research awards and honours, and manage the activities of several awards committees.

Contact me if you:

Require information or guidance on nominations for UBC’s internal research awards or major external research awards.


Faculty Awards Officer

Evelina Tolstykh, Research Awards Coordinator
I provide guidance and direction to faculty who are nominating or applying for internal and external research awards. I track major award opportunities and update award content on our website. I coordinate events to recognize our faculty for their research award achievements.

Contact me if you:

Need help in navigating resources to support a nomination or have questions about upcoming research award opportunities.


Jamie Hall, Manager, Communications

I work with colleagues across the campus to promote the research activities and accomplishments of UBC, and manage the UBC Research + Innovation website. I provide technical and communications support to units in the VP Research & Innovation portfolio, and within the VPRI Office I am involved in all internal and external communications activities. This includes event management and research story creation and curation, through to communicating metrics, deadlines and initiatives to internal audiences.

Contact me if you are:

Looking for information on UBC research or wanting to promote a UBC research story to external audiences or communicate research information to an internal audience.


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Vanessa Power, Communications Coordinator

I work within the VP Research & Innovation communications team to provide technical and communications support for UBC research and academic activities. 

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Vanessa Power Portrait

I work with colleagues across the portfolio to provide analytics on UBC’s research funding, Tri-Council success rates, and other various metrics. Within the VP Research & Innovation Office, I am involved in supporting the strategic initiatives.

Contact me if you are:
Looking for information on UBC research, would like to find out more about research metrics or request access to the VPRI SharePoint site.


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