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Gosine appointed associate vice-president research

By Meaghan Whelan

Dr. Ray Gosine has been appointed associate vice-president research (collaborations and partnerships) by the Board of Regents.

In this role, Dr. Gosine will be working closely with the vice-president (research) on matters related to Memorial's major research partnerships with external partners and stakeholders. He will also be working with the vice-president (research) and other academic leaders across the university on the implementation of the research plan.

Prior to this appointment, Dr. Gosine served as dean of engineering from 2003-08. In March 2008 he was appointed acting associate vice-president (research) and served as vice-president (research) pro tempore from October 2008-August 2010. He is also professor and the J.I. Clark chair in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science.

Dr. Christopher Loomis, vice president (research) said Dr. Gosine is ideally suited for the position.

"We had a strong pool of applicants for this position and the members of the search committee did an excellent job in evaluating their respective abilities and experience. Ultimately, Dr. Gosine proved to be the unanimous choice and I am delighted with the outcome. His experience as both a researcher and a senior-level administrator is invaluable in his new role. Dr. Gosine understands the value of external partnerships, and the diversity of research that takes place at Memorial," he explained. "His ability to engage with researchers and community partners will help build Memorial's growing research presence and impact at the local, national and international level."

Dr. Gosine said he is looking forward to pursuing emerging opportunities for new partnerships.

"This is a time of growth and development for research at Memorial and I am particularly interested in our opportunities for partnerships and collaborations which are critical to our continued research growth," he said.

"I've been working with the strategic research planning committee to develop a research strategy that supports research excellence, as well as working closely with our existing partners and stakeholders. This is interesting and exciting, and I look forward to continuing this work and supporting research at Memorial."

Dr. Gosine serves on the board of directors for a number of organizations and companies involved research and technology development. He also serves on the boards of several community organizations.


Also appointed chair of PEGNL

Dr. Ray Gosine, has been appointed chair of the board of directors of the Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Newfoundland and Labrador (PEGNL).

The appointment took effect on June 10, 2011 at the organization's annual general meeting.

As chair, Dr. Gosine will lead the board of directors and represent the organization at professional, government and industry meetings, and at public functions.

Dr. Gosine has been registered as a Professional Engineering (P.Eng.) in Newfoundland and Labrador since 1997 and has was first elected to the PEGNL board of directors in 2002.

He is a graduate of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at Memorial University and has a PhD in robotics from Cambridge University. Dr. Gosine served as dean of engineering from 2003-2008. In March 2008, he was appointed acting associate vice-president (research) and he served as vice-president (research) pro tempore, from October 2008 – August 2010. In addition to his current appointment as associate vice president (research), Dr. Gosine is also a professor and the J.I. Clark chair in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science.

PEGNL regulates the engineering and geoscience professions. Its mission is to ensure the competent and ethical practice of engineering and geoscience in Newfoundland and Labrador and uphold public confidence, sustainability and stewardship of the professions.