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About Dr. Ray Gosine, Vice-President (Research) Pro Tempore

Dr. Ray Gosine was named Vice-President (Research) Pro Tempore by the Board of Regents on Sept. 27, 2016. He most recently served as Associate Vice-President (Research).

Specific priorities for the Vice-President (Research) include:

  • supporting research across all academic disciplines ranging from fundamental to applied research;
  • building partnerships and identifying collaborative opportunities with other universities, research organizations and industry in Canada and elsewhere;
  • working within the university's strategic direction to develop and maintain top quality research infrastructure, space, equipment, etc to assist in attracting and retaining the brightest researchers from the national and international markets;
  • attracting more research funds to Memorial University and other research organizations in the province;
  • overseeing the implementation Memorial University's Strategic Research Intensity Plan and Research Strategy Framework documents;
  • enhancing the dissemination, application and commercialization of research results generated at Memorial; and
  • identifying and celebrating research success and excellence.



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 Memorial's Vice-President (Research) Pro Tempore, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the 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 was 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, 2016, the Board of Regents approved the reappointment of Dr. Gosine as Associate Vice-President (Research) for a second five-year term effective May 2016.

On Sept. 27, 2016, Dr. Gosine assumed the role of Vice-President (Research) Pro Tempore.