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Office of the Vice-President, Research and Innovation


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Melissa Burton, Executive Assistant to VPRI 
Melissa Burton
Executive Assistant
(807) 343-8201
UC 2003
Appointments and/or messages for the Vice-President, Research and Innovation; general information regarding institutional processes for Canada Research Chair (CRC) nomination and/or recruitment; information on internal research funding/awards, including Senate Research Committee (SRC) funds.

Research Services

Research Administration Services


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Anne Klymenko,
Director, Research Services
(807) 343-8223
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Operational procedures for the Office of Research Services; research related policies and procedures; research integrity; institutional research programs (CRCs,CFI); research infrastructure; advice on preparing major research proposals; research related promotion and media events.

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Bonnie Knott
Administrative Officer
(807) 343-8934
FB 2013

General inquiries regarding research administration and services; Romeo Research Portal database support, booking of appointments for Research Services staff.

 Bethanie Kramer

Bethanie Kramer       

Research Events Coordinator

(807) 766-7289

FB 2013


Coordination of research workshops and events, including Research and Innovation Week.

Research Facilitation Services

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 Andrew Hacquoil

Research Grants Officer

(807) 343-8092

FB 2013B


External research funding opportunities, incl. CFI LOF; submission of external research funding proposals incl. Tri-Council submissions (CIHR, NSERC and SSHRC) appointment of postdoctoral fellows; invitations to visiting scholars.

 Rebecca Heffernan

Rebecca Heffernan, PhD

Research & Strategic Initiatives Facilitator

Office of Research and Innovation

Lakehead University Orillia

 (705) 330-4008 ext 2022   orillia.research@lakeheadu.ca

For general inquiries and advice on strategies to increase research and innovation capacity at the Orillia campus.

For assistance establishing research collaborations, opportunities, and community and private sector partnerships in Orillia, Simcoe County, and beyond.

For assistance developing funding applications and proposals.

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Alexandria Haslehurst, PhD

Research Facilitator (Natural Sciences, Engineering and Health)

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(807) 343-8290


Pre-award assistance through: grant applications in the natural sciences and engineering and health.

 Jill Sherman:  International Research Facilitator

Jill E. Sherman     

International Research Facilitator

FB 2013H

(807) 343-8014


International (inbound and outbound) research funding opportunities; pre-award assistance; international faculty and student mobility; Mitacs coordinator; international research partnerships and agreements; support for the CALAREO Consortium.

 Photograph of PhebeAnn Wolframe Research and Knowledge Mobilization Facilitator

PhebeAnn Wolframe-Smith, PhD
Research and Knowledge Mobilization Facilitator
FB 2013E

(807) 343-8862


Pre-award assistance through: grant applications in the social sciences and humanities; SSHRC application internal peer review program; knowledge-mobilization strategies and partnership development with the not-for-profit sector and government.

Research Ethics and Post-Award Services

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Sue Wright
Research Ethics and Administration Officer
(807) 343-8283
FB 2013A

Ethics certification for research involving humans and animals. Research award/contract finalization, including Tri-council sub-awards; establishment of research accounts.


Administrative Assistant
Associate Vice-President Office

Research Office

(807) 343-8933

FB 2013 



University Veterinarian

Guidance and instruction on all aspects of Lakehead's Animal Care and Use Program, including laboratory animal health and welfare monitoring, clinical care, animal user training, AUP and SOP review, facility oversight and regulatory compliance.

Economic Development and Innovation (EDI)


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Bill Maloney
Director, Industry Research Partnerships 

FB 2004A

(807) 343-8793


University-industry research partnerships, collaborative relationship building between researchers, industry partners and funding agencies, industry inquiries, assistance with funding applications, development and maintenance of relevant networks. Economic development initiatives.

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Ellen MacKay
Director, Innovation Development

FB 2004D

(807) 343-8724


Intellectual Property Management; research award/contract negotiation and finalization, including negotiation of research agreements with industry, funding agencies and partners; material transfer, non-disclosure and intellectual property agreements; intellectual property protection (patent/copyright/trademark), commercialization and funding; licensing, spin-off company creation and commercial research proposal support; marketing support

Alyson MacKay

Manager, Ingenuity


FB 2004C



Support with developing your startup business, resources available for business startup and development, events and workshops in Ingenuity, accessing the makerspace or media room in Ingenuity, developing entrepreneurial programming, delivering workshops focused on small business development.

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Kelly Fettes
Administrative Officer

FB 2004

(807) 343-8871


Administrative management of all EDI activities; general office inquiries; how to get in touch with the Manager, Industry Research Partnerships, or Manager, Innovation Development; communicating EDI successes; supporting Lakehead’s commitment to Economic Development; planning and organizing Economic Development events; executing educational sessions, networking events, and other outreach initiatives.

Taylor Gynane
Development Officer

FB 2004B

(807) 343-8709



The role of the Development Assistant is to support the EDI office in the following ways: creating marketing and communication tools; preparing researcher profiles to be used when working with potential industry partners; preparing success stories to be used in numerous marketing campaigns targeted at bringing investment to the region; assisting with the coordination of industry-researcher networking events; promoting research opportunities at the University to regional stakeholders; preparing technology transfer agreements; and helping to increase the number of start-up business opportunities developing among students, faculty, and community members.

Lakehead University Centre for Analytical Services (LUCAS)


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 Francis Appoh

Francis Appoh
Director, Analytical and Testing Services
Phone: 807-343-8853
FB 1017A


Oversees Lakehead University’s Centre for Analytical Services, Instrumentation Laboratory and Paleo-DNA Laboratory. Specializes in Scanning Electron Microscopy. 

 Karen Maa
Administrative Officer
FB 2004H


General office inquires, job costing, invoicing, accounts receivable, client support, marketing and promotion of analytical services. 

Graduate Studies


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Maegen Lavallee,
Graduate Funding Officer
FB 2010B


Graduate student funding opportunities, including Ontario Graduate Scholarship and Tri-Council Scholarship applications, arranging payment of stipends and awards to graduate students from faculty research grants.