Career Mentorship: Resume and Interview Tips from Senior Leaders in Research Administration

Career Mentorship: Resume and Interview Tips from Senior Leaders in Research Administration. 
Apr 10 2024, 12-1:30pm EST.  

Are you thinking ahead to career progression or interested in knowing how to increase your competitiveness when the next job opportunity arises in research administration? Perhaps you’re a manager with responsibilities for job recruitment in research administration and are interested in learning more from colleagues with similar responsibilities. In this session, senior leaders in research administration will share their top tips for preparing for and engaging in the interview process.

Panel Moderator

Jill Rogers, Managing Director Research Operations, Research Services Office, University of Guelph

Jill Rogers is the Managing Director, Research Operations in the Research Services Office at the University of Guelph. She joined the University of Guelph in 2012, previously working in the capacities of both Registrar and Manager of Research and Graduate Studies at the Nova Scotia Agricultural College and as a Senior Policy Analyst with the Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture. Jill has held leadership and management roles in research administration for over 20 years – finding a passion in collaborative and service leadership. In her role as Managing Director, Jill is focused on strategic planning, excellent client service, improved organizational efficiencies, effective internal and external communications and development and leadership. She works with a highly committed Research Services Office team that delivers high quality services to the University of Guelph research community. In 2016, Jill was the recipient of the University of Guelph’s President Award for Innovative Leadership. She has been a long-standing active CARA member who has spearheaded and supported regional conference planning, assisted with the planning of an annual conference, presented nationally and regionally and is a current volunteer mentor.



Sharon Wu, Managing Director Research Support Services, University of British Columbia

Sharon Wu is currently Managing Director, Research Support Services at the University of British Columbia where she has worked in various roles since 2003. In her current role, she leads three units: the Office of Research Services (ORS); Institutional Program Office (IPO), and Research Finance (RF). She and her teams provide strategic research development and administration support to the UBC research community. She has over 20 years of management experience at large private and public organizations. Sharon is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia (CPABC), and she also has a Master of Business Administration degree. Sharon is currently a member of the CGEn (Canada’s national platform for genome sequencing & analysis) Board of Directors. She is the Treasurer for the Composites Knowledge Network (CKN) Board of Directors, and also a member of their Finance and Audit committee. Sharon has extensive experience in research development and management. She served on the planning committee for Canadian Association of Research Administrators (CARA) for the annual conference. She was also on the planning committee for the Society of Research Administrators International (SRAI) for their 2017 annual conference, and currently serves on various committees for SRAI. She presented in Canadian Association of University Research Administrators (CAURA) west (2007 and 2015), and also SRAI Annual Conference (2017), and has been delivering webinars and coffee talks for both CARA and SRAI the last few years.

Drew Gyorke, Director of Agency and Foundation Funding, Research Services Office, University of Toronto 

Drew Gyorke is the Director of Agency and Foundation Funding in the Research Services Office, in the portfolio of the Vice President, Research and Innovation at the University of Toronto. Drew has more than 20 years of experience working with research grants administration including knowledge of research funding for faculty, administrative and accountability structures, collaboration agreements, and collaborative problem solving within the University and with partners external to the University. A dedicated team leader and staff mentor for the past 15 years, Drew believes in supportive management to staff and including them in problem solving. HR responsibility includes recruitment. Drew is a past CARA board member and long-time volunteer who has served as Vice President and National Conference Chair. 

Event Date: 10 Apr 2024 | City: | Venue: Online

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