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About Dr. Ray Gosine, Associate Vice-President

The Associate Vice-President (Research), Dr. Ray Gosine, works closely with the Vice-President (Research) and other academic leaders on the implementation of the Research Strategy Framework and other strategic priorities, including:

  • identifying and pursuing emerging opportunities to establish new partnerships in strategic sectors;
  • overseeing the management of major institutional research activities through the Office of Collaborations and Partnerships;
  • working with external funding agencies to maximize research opportunities for Memorial;
  • and ensuring successful commercialization of technologies, products and services in collaboration with the Genesis Group and related organizations.


Ray Gosine
Following completion of an undergraduate degree (co-op) in Electrical Engineering at Memorial University of Newfoundland, Dr. Gosine attended Cambridge University in England where he completed a PhD in robotics.

Subsequently he held teaching and research positions at Cambridge University, the University of British Columbia (UBC) and Memorial University of Newfoundland. These appointments included an NSERC Chair in Industrial Automation at UBC and the J.I. Clark of Intelligent Systems for Operations in Harsh Environments at Memorial University. He is currently Associate Vice-President (Research) at Memorial University, and he is also Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and J.I. Clark Chair.

Dr. Gosine’s research is in the areas of telerobotics, machine vision and pattern recognition for applications in the resource industries (i.e. mining, oil & gas, aquaculture and fisheries, and forestry). His teaching activities have covered a range of electrical and mechanical engineering topics including electric circuit concepts, kinematics and dynamics, robotics and engineering design projects. Dr. Gosine has also taught graduate courses in the area of robotics and automation, computer vision and adaptive pattern recognition.

From August 2002 – September 2003 Dr. Gosine was the Interim Associate Dean (Graduate Studies and Research) in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at Memorial University. Dr. Gosine became Dean of Engineering and Applied Science at Memorial University in October 2003 and served in this capacity until March 2008 when he was appointed Acting Associate Vice-President (Research). From October 2008–September 2010, and from September 2014-April 2015 Dr. Gosine served as Vice-President (Research), Pro Tempore.

Dr. Gosine serves on the Board of Directors for Shad Valley International, the Health Research Ethics Authority and he is Chair of the Public Review Panel to review hydraulic fracturing in western Newfoundland and Labrador. He has served as Chair of the Board of Directors of the Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Newfoundland and Labrador (PEG-NL), and he is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineers (FCAE) and a Fellow of Engineers Canada (FEC). He has served on the Board of Directors for a number of organizations and companies involved in research and technology development.

At its regular meeting on Feb. 4, the Board of Regents approved the reappointment of Dr. Ray Gosine as associate vice-president (research) for a second five-year term effective May 2016.