Input solicited by review committee for associate vice-president (research)

Nov 30th, 2015

Moira Baird

Input solicited by review committee for associate vice-president (research)

The five-year term of Dr. Raymond Gosine as associate vice-president (research) expires in May 2016. Dr. Gosine has indicated that he wishes to be considered for reappointment for a second term.

The process for renewal will follow the procedures governing the appointment, review, promotion and tenure of academic administrators.

As previously communicated, a review committee has been struck. The committee, which is chaired by Dr. Richard Marceau, vice-president (research) held its first meeting Thursday, Nov. 26.

The review committee, which previously included 10 members, has been amended and now consists of eight members.

The elected members of the committee are:

  • Dr. John McGuire, associate professor, division of biomedical sciences, Faculty of Medicine;
  • Dr. Marco Merkli, professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Faculty of Science;
  • Dr. Muhammad Aziz Rahman, professor, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science;
  • Mr. Cyr Couturier, aquatic scientist and chair of aquaculture programs, Marine Institute.

The  members of the committee appointed by the president are:

  • Dr. Jennifer Keyte, director, Animal Care Services;
  • Dr. Heather Carnahan, dean, School of Human Kinetics and Recreation;
  • Ms. Samantha Bokma, graduate student, gender studies;
  • Dr. Richard Marceau, vice-president (research) and committee chair.

The review process requires consultation with the university community. The review committee has also determined that the consultation be extended to selected external stakeholders. To this end, an online survey has been developed as a way of allowing individuals to provide confidential feedback relevant to this review.

Survey responses will remain confidential.

To provide input to the review committee, please visit:

The consultation period by survey will take place between Monday, Nov. 30 and Friday, Dec. 11 at 5 p.m.

Additionally, Dr. Gosine’s C.V. and the original terms of reference for the associate vice-president research (collaborations and partnerships) position are available in the main office of the vice-president (research) for anyone wishing to review them. The office is located in Arts & Administration Building, Room A-2021.

The committee expects to complete its review and to make a final recommendation to the president in early 2016. 

Further announcements will be made via Newsline and the VPR website:




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