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Simon Fraser University’s Office of the Vice-President, Research and International (VPRI Office) serves to encourage, facilitate, administer and promote research at SFU; advocate for university research generally; and guide policy development at university and government levels. Dugan O’Neil is SFU’s Vice-President, Research & International (VPRI), and Angela Brooks-Wilson is SFU’s Associate Vice-President, Research pro tem (AVPR) . Elicia Maine is the Special Advisor on Innovation to the VPRI.

At the heart of SFU's research is a strategy for wide-reaching collaborations at the local, national and international levels, to foster a seamless continuum of knowledge generation and knowledge transfer across diverse sectors. SFU has an international footprint of partnerships with 2947 institutions worldwide, in 125 countries.

Research at SFU spans eight faculties, covering a broad range of fundamental, interdisciplinary and applied research topics, as outlined in our Strategic Research Plan


Dugan O'Neil

Vice-President, Research and International

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Angela Brooks-Wilson

Associate Vice-President, Research (pro tem)

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Elicia Maine

Special Advisor on Innovation to the Vice-President, Research and International

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Shelley Gair

Executive Director

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Jean Huang

Executive Assistant, Associate Vice-President, Research and Special Advisor on Innovation

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Livleen Diwana

Executive Assistant, Special Advisor on Innovation

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Rosa Gilfan

Executive Assistant, Vice-President, Research and International (VPRI)

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Sarah Bartlett

Coordinator, Special Projects and Initiatives

Yoshita Oza

Director, Strategic Projects

Communications & Marketing

Tia O'Grady

Director, Communications & Marketing

Heather Sanders

Communications and Marketing Manager

Justin Wong

Associate Director, Communications and Marketing

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Mary Chen

Communications and Marketing Officer (Digital)

Michael Barrow

Associate Director, Communications & Marketing (Digital)

Michael Chang

Marketing Manager

Pam Lim

Communications and Marketing Manager


Karen Hung

Director, Finance

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Jennifer Gao

Budget Coordinator

Joanne Park

Financial Analyst

Research Intelligence

Michael Boleak

Director, Research Intelligence

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Honghui Wang

Software Developer, Research Intelligence

June Shim

Software Developer, Research Intelligence

Richard Mar

Software Developer, Research Intelligence

Sean Dutton-Jones

Data Analyst, Research Intelligence