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Simon Fraser University's (SFU) associate vice-president, research (AVPR), reporting to the vice-president, research and international, supports the implementation of SFU's Strategic Research Plan, seeks and responds to institutional opportunities and plays a significant role in ensuring that SFU’s infrastructure and research operations continue to meet the needs of its faculty members.

AVPR competition 

The competition for SFU’s next AVPR ran from December 20, 2021 to January 20, 2022. 

Search committee members

President or Vice-President (or designate) Dugan O’Neil
Two Deans* (one of whom must be a Faculty Dean) Carolyn Egri
Dongya Yang
Two Faculty Members Krishna Pendakur
Rebecca Cox
President of the Faculty Association (or designate)  Kumari Beck
One of: the President of the SFSS, the Co-ordinating & External Relations Officer of the Graduate Student Society, or their designate Hafsa Sadiq
One member of the support staff Trevor Davis
Up to three additional members Parveneh Saeedi
Mark Jordan

*Or designate Associate Deans. This membership exception has been approved by General Counsel.



Search committee meeting schedule

Meeting 1 November 12, 2021 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Hybrid Open Forum November 30, 2021
Webcast and Slide Deck
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Meeting 2 December 16, 2021 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Meeting 3 February 17, 2022 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Decision meeting April 7, 2022 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Community consultation

Feedback on the qualities, attributes and types of experiences that the SFU community felt the successful candidate should possess was collected by email, open forum and online survey until December 3, 2021. Thank you to all who participated. Your feedback is valuable and has helped shape the position description and candidate profile, which is being used in the recruitment and evaluation of candidates.

The Hybrid Open Forum adhered to SFU's Diversity and Inclusion Community of Practice guiding principles.