Conseil d'administration

President
Deborah Zornes

Royal Roads University

J'ai eu, et ai, plaisir à siéger sur le conseil d'administration de l'ACAAR - cela me permet de donner en retour à l'organisation, m'offre l'occasion de développer mes habiletés de leadership et me garde bien près de nos membres et de nos partenaires financiers.

I have, and am, enjoying serving on CARA’s board – it allows me to give back to the organization, provides an opportunity to develop my leadership skills, and connects me on a much closer level to our members and to our funding partners.

Vice-President
Dominique Michaud

Dominique Michaud est Directrice, Développement de la recherche, au Bureau de la recherche de l’Université Concordia à Montréal. Dominique est active depuis plus de 25 ans en administration de la recherche, ayant cumulé des postes de coordonnatrice de recherche puis de conseillère en soutien à la recherche dans les secteurs des sciences humaines et sociales à l’Université du Québec à Montréal avant d’entrer en fonction à Concordia en 2012. Elle est présidente honoraire de l’ADARUQ, l’Association des administratrices et administrateurs de recherche universitaire du Québec, et siège actuellement à titre de Membre général du Comité de direction de l’ACAAR.

Secretary-Treasurer
Angela Zeno

York  University 

Angela Zeno est une leader de longue date au sein de la communauté de l'ACAAR, spécialisée dans le domaine de la finance. Elle est reconnue pour le succès dont elle a fait preuve en attirant vers l'ACAAR plusieurs nouveaux collègues, en créant des ateliers destinés à ses collègues experts en finance lors de nos conférences et en présentant des webinaires sur la finance à l'ensemble de nos membres. Angela est un catalyseur pour les activités de réseautage au sein des professionnels du financement de la recherche et a aidé à créer une communauté de pairs collégiale et dyna-mique. 

Angela Zeno is a long-time leader in CARA’s finance community and has been recognized for her achievements in welcoming new colleagues to CARA, co-developing conferences workshops for fellow finance experts, and presenting research finance webinars to our membership. Angela is a networking catalyst among research finance professionals and she has helped created a collegial, dynamic community of her peers. 

Membres à Grand

Rachel Brown

Rachel has been the Research Grants & Contracts Officer at Niagara College for more than 11 years, which has allowed for being a witness to the unprecedented growth of College Research Offices throughout Canada, while being an integral part of the growth of the award-winning research office at Niagara College. Rachel is passionate about continual improvement and advancement opportunities. She is a long-time CARA volunteer who has been active in the increased profile of Colleges within the CARA organization. As an active member with CARA since 2011, she is committed to advancing opportunities for members from Colleges, Institutions, and Polytechnics.

Mike Folinas

Mike Folinas is the Research Funding Manager for the Natural Sciences and Engineering unit with the Agency and Foundation Funding team in Research Services Office (RSO) at the University of the Toronto.  Mike is an alumnus of the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences.

He has worked in a variety of roles with the UofT since 2003 before eventually joining the RSO, first with the Institutional Initiatives unit before taking on the Research Funding Manager role where he oversees a team of 2 others managing the University’s NSERC funding programs along with a range of other opportunities including the Canadian Space Agency, CFAR and Ontario Ministry of Transportation funding.

Mike currently volunteers with the CARA Connection and is responsible for the “Recommend a Resource”, “Question of the Month” sections and is avidly involved in advertising for the newsletter.

Mike is a keen traveler, golfer, hockey player and skier.

Lauren Gogo

Lauren Gogo is currently the Manager of Research Contracts at Hamilton Health Sciences Corporation.  She is responsible for reviewing and negotiating clinical research contracts and providing direction to a team of contract negotiators, as well as focusing on strategic and policy projects involving research.  Prior to joining HHSC, Lauren was a Contracts Officer at the University of Toronto where she negotiated industry and government agreements in the Biomedical and Life Sciences Sector.  She is well versed in negotiating intellectual property terms and worked closely with the commercialization team at U of T on agreements both pre- and post-invention.  She was also a Research Business Analyst at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto, and negotiated many clinical trial agreements as well as participated on the research ethics board to answer any contract-related questions.

Lauren has a Masters in Biomedical Technology, and is an active member of the Canadian Association of Research Administrators (CARA) where she previously served as the coordinating editor of the newsletter, the CARA Connection, for almost two years.  Lauren has contributed articles to the CARA Connection and upcoming blog, presented webinars, and served as the CARA translation coordinator, ensuring that pieces such as articles for the newsletter, CARA bylaws and webinar information are translated by volunteers.  She has also presented workshops and sessions at CARA National.

Katie Porter

Hamilton Health Sciences

Katie Porter est la Directrice de l’administration de la recherche au Hamilton Health Sciences, qui abrite l’un des environnements les plus actifs au niveau de la recherche médicale au Canada. Son équipe appuie les activités de recherche de plus de 500 chercheurs et de leurs équipes.

Katie donne régulièrement des cours à l’Université McMaster, elle est co-auteure des livres A-Z Guide to Research Contract Review et Steer Your Career: A Research Administrator's Manual for Mapping Success, et elle donne fréquemment des conférences, ateliers et webinaires.

Activement impliquée dans l’Association canadienne des administratrices et des administrateurs de recherche, elle contribue à l’infolettre Connexion ACAAR, elle agit à titre de mentor, et elle a été reconnue comme un « Dénicheur de talents » de premier ordre en Mai. Ses livres sont consultés par des pairs dans plus de 450 institutions à travers le monde, et la Société des administrateurs de recherche internationale a reconnu en 2012 ses contributions exceptionnelles à la profession, tout comme l’ACAR à travers le prix Excellence en gestion de la recherche et le prix Dan Chase en 2014 et en 2015 respectivement, ainsi que le premier prix pour son affiche sur la mondialisation de la recherche clinique en 2014. 

Danielle Puddicombe

Danielle Puddicombe is the Research Finance and Operations Coordinator at Red River College with over 14 years of experience in applied research administration.  She is responsible for the management and oversight of all operating and financial aspects of the research department, such as financial tracking and reporting;  acting as the key contact with funding bodies regarding financial and administrative matters; leading various administrative management processes and activities; managing the research operations team; and engaging in quality and process improvement activities. Danielle has been a member of CARA since 2005, has co-lead the College SIG group since 2017, and is an active member within the conference committee. She has actively engaged with research administrators across Canada, providing guidance and insight on the role research administrators have within the College setting; as well as increasing the awareness within the association of the impact that Colleges have in the applied research industry and the importance to have more representation of Colleges within CARA. Her goals for her term on the Executive is to continue to highlight the important role that Canada’s Colleges, Polytechnics and Institutions bring to the applied research table and champion for the growth of the Colleges/Polytechnics membership and engagement within CARA.

Amanda Sawlor

University of Guelph

Amanda brings over 15 years’ experience working in Research Administration related to a variety of areas:  from research assistant as a graduate student to pre and post award functions within a not for profit organization, and in both small and medium sized universities.  As an approachable professional whose philosophy is that in order to have a productive team there needs to be a spirit of collaboration, positive energy and lots of enthusiasm, Amanda has presented conference sessions and webinars and has been an active member of CARA for over 10 years. She is also the current Finance SIG Lead and is always willing to share experiences with other Research Administrators. 

Lorna Very

Lorna Very est la directrice des subventions, des prix et distinctions et de l’éthique de la recherche dans le Service de gestion de la recherche à l’Université de Calgary. Elle supervise la gestion des subventions externes et internes, des prix et distinctions et de l’unité de l’éthique de la recherche et conformité. Lorna est avec le Service de gestion de la recherche depuis 1989 et a occupé plusieurs postes au sein du Service de gestion de la recherche et du Cabinet du vice-recteur recherche.

Représentants de liaison de l'Agence

Pierre Côté

CIHR

Pierre Côté is the Acting Director General, Operations Support responsible for supporting program and competition management through launch management, application processing, policy interpretation, grant holder administration, inquiry management and business system ownership.  Pierre is also CIHR representative on CARA Exec.  Pierre started at CIHR in June 2016 as Manager Financial Operations and Procurement leading the Renewal of the Tri-Agency Financial Administration Initiative.  Pierre received his Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from the Université de Moncton in 1999 and has been a chartered professional accountant since 2002.  He acquired experience in financial management while working as an audit professional at the Office of the Auditor General of Canada from 1999 to 2007 and as Chief Accountant with Parks Canada from 2007 to 2013.  Pierre also worked at Statistics Canada’s Finance Branch from 2013 to 2016, where he served as Acting Assistant Director, Financial Systems and Controls and Assistant Director, Financial Management Operations including being responsible for the financial operations of the 2016 Census of Population. 

Adele Savoie

Adèle Savoie is the Director or Programs Planning and Operations at the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) and is responsible for providing a range of services that support program and competition management.  She has worked at SSHRC since the fall of 1998 and has acquired broad experience in program management and delivery, corporate governance, program design and policy. In addition, Adèle has served as the SSHRC liaison with CARA for a number of years.

Jas Michalski

NSERC

Jas Michalski has been in a leadership role within NSERC's Corporate Secretariat since 2014 working on continuous process improvement, quality assurance and the furtherance of Tri-Agency (NSERC, SSHRC and CIHR) harmonization.  Prior to joining NSERC Jas worked at the Federation of Canadian Municipalities as Development Manager for the Green Municipal Fund where he managed the eligibility criteria, funding limits and the competitive selection process for capital projects and developed reporting metrics.  Jas holds a BSc from Queen’s University and is a Registered Professional Biologist.  

Heidi Bandulet

Heidi Bandulet est chargée de programmes à la Fondation canadienne pour l'innovation (CFI) depuis 2010. En plus d'être impliquée dans la conception et la livraison des concours de financement de la FCI, à savoir en tant que co-responsable du Fonds d'innovation 2015, elle gère un vaste portefeuille de projets institutionnels à travers le Canada suite à l’octroi de la contribution FCI. Pendant deux ans, Heidi a également géré les prix Steacie, Brockhouse, Herzberg et Polanyi au Conseil de recherches en sciences naturelles et en génie du Canada. Avant de travailler dans l'administration de la recherche, elle était Associée de Recherche au Laboratoire de Sources Femtosecondes Source à l'INRS, au Québec. Elle détient un doctorat en physique de l'École Polytechnique de Paris, France.