Volunteer Recognition Program

CARA volunteers play an essential role in the development, implementation and maintenance of many successful CARA-led research administration programs that benefit all CARA members.  Data collected in 2016 indicated about 10% of active CARA members volunteered with CARA.  To better serve the CARA community as a whole and to enrich member experience, a better way to engage and to recognize members has been sought.  As we are continuing our well-received award program, the newly designed volunteer recognition program will run in parallel to recognize a broader base of CARA volunteers in terms of the years as well as the types of CARA services they have served. The program was officially launched at the 2018 CARA National Conference.  

Introduction of the three tracks of volunteer recognition:

 

Leadership Track:

Many successful long-standing CARA activities would not have happened without leaders coming up with innovative ideas and drawing unanimous support from our fellow CARA members to turn these ideas into reality.Every CARA member is / has the potential to be a CARA leader, and we would like to honour those who have already contributed through the leadership track.

Examples of roles that fall under this track:

Board members, Committee leads, SIG leads, Editor in chief of the CARA Connection, Mentors

Last Name

First Name

Institution

Year(s) served

Zornes

Deborah

Royal Road University

       1

Michaud

Dominique

Concordia University

Zeno

Angela

York University

Connell

Danielle

St. Thomas University

Folinas

Mike

University of Toronto

Gogo

Lauren

Hamilton Health Sciences

        5

Porter

Katie

Hamilton Health Sciences

Rogers

Kevin

Saskatchewan Polytechnic

Very

Lorna

University of Calgary

Côté

Pierre

CIHR-IRSC

Savoie

Adele

SSHRC

Michalski

Jas

NSERC

Bandulet

Heidi

CFI

Goosney

Danika

CRC

Puddicombe

Danielle

Red River College

       3

Brown

Rachel

Niagara College

       4

Sawlor

Amanda

University of Guelph

       1

Patton

Justin

University of Western Ontario

Baker

Scott

University of British Columbia

Watt

Deborah

University of British Columbia

Sharma

Anita

Thompson Rivers University

Hall

Julaine

University of Western Ontario

Barber

Tom

University of Waterloo

        2

Yeh

Cynthia

CIHR

Galo

Jessica

University of British Columbia

Slobozian

Jenna

University of Calgary

        6

Mark

Sarah

Simon Fraser University

Portes

Virginie

University of Montreal

Sierens

Jayne

Nova Scotia Health Authority

Hill Gwen Royal Roads University          6
Gin  Edmund University of British Columbia         6
Mosier Karen University of Saskatchewan         3+
Kannu Maria University Health Network          2
Cote Pierre CIHR/IRSC         1
Sham Anita University of British Columbia         5
Chandler Frances University of British Columbia         5
Humphries Christine University of British Columbia         2
Obradovic Sanja Ryerson University          2
Ali Yasmin IWK Health Center         3+
Cleary Jennifer University of Winnipeg         3
Miley Tamsin Miley Law         2

Presentation Track:

Knowledge dissemination is key to keeping research administrators up to date about the latest happenings impacting research administration in Canada and beyond.  CARA regularly invites subject-matter experts to present at webinars and at regional/national conferences and participants gain tremendously in knowledge from these presentations. Honoring these presenters through the presentation track will demonstrate our appreciation for their time and effort spent on sharing their knowledge relevant to research administration with our members.

Examples of roles that fall under this track:

Webinar presenters, Conference presenters, Lecturers of the CARA certification program

Last Name

First Name

Institution

Year(s) served

Zornes

Deborah

Royal Road University

1

Azevedo-Young

Jennifer

Sick Kids Hospital

Babcock

Deanne

University of Western Ontario

Baker

Scott

University of British Columbia

Barber

Tom

University of Waterloo

       2

Brown

Rachel

Niagara College

       4

Campbell

Terry

University of Ottawa

Gogo

Lauren

Hamilton Health Sciences

       5

Goosney

Danika

CRC

Hayter

Nancy

Dalhousie University

Gwen

Hill

Royal Roads University

Kitson

Nicole

University of Victoria

Luciano

Angela

Concordia University

        3

McArthur

Dawn

BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute  

        13

McCarthy

Ryan

Brock University

McInnis

Karina

Queen’s University

Morton

Kes

Pisces Research Project Management

        2

Mosier

Karen

University of Saskatchewan

Phipps

David

York University

Portes

Virginie

University of Montreal

Puddicombe

Danielle

Red River College

         3

Roscoe

Robyn

BC Cancer Genome Sciences Centre

Sharma

Anita

Thompson River University

Studzinski

Christa

Ontario Brain Institute

        1+

Walker

Donna

University of Toronto

Watson

Candice

Humber College

Bianco

Daniela

Hamilton Health Sciences

Burt

Diane

New Brunswick Community College

DeMarco

Carla

University of Toronto

Eastwood

Caroline

Mitacs

Etchen

Arlene

Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation

Miguel

Evelyn

University of British Columbia

       6

Good

Tammy

Elly Lily and Company

Hardcastle

James

Wisdom AI

Hines

Amanda

AstraZeneca

Kaechele

Nicole

Pieces Research Project Management Inc

Morton

Kes

Pisces Research Project Management

Konkiel

Stacy

Altmetric

McInnis

Jamie

University of Calgary

Medland

Barbara

N2 Canada

        1

Mirehouse

Pam

The Separation Project

Mullin

Carolyn

Niagara College

Richards

Dawn

N2 Canada

Steinhauer

Ellen

Memorial University of NewFoundland

        5

VanKoughnet

Kelly

Mind You Inc.

Graff

Keith

ECG Management Consultants

Taylor

Kelly

CIHR-IRSC

Sawlor

Amanda

University of Guelph

        1

Freedman

Alex

Laurentian University

Shapiro

Alan

Science Slam Canada

Poetz

Annaliese

York University

Morrison

Caroline

University of Calgary

Boucher

Carole

Diabetes Action Canada

Gillet

Cindy

University of New Brunswick

        1

Nicolson

Colin

University of Manitoba

Johnston

Diane

University of Waterloo

DeMoor

Janice

Lawson Research

MacNeil Tam Royal Roads University          3
Slobozian Jenna University of Calgary         6
Santi Selena University of Waterloo         3
Gin Edmund University of British Columbia         6
Kell Danica University of British Columbia         1
Katsivo Melanie University of Western Ontario         2
Moldofsky Michelle Moldofsky Professional Corporation         4
Smith Dean  Stanford University         5
Morawiecki Jennifer Dalhousie University          7
Humphries Christine University of British Columbia         2
Wu  Sharon University of British Columbia        12
Miley Tamsin Miley Law         4
LeMarquand Anna University of Calgary         1

Volunteering Track:

The implementation of various CARA-run activities requires different skillsets, and these activities cannot be completed without our dedicated volunteers.  Outputs of these activities include but not limited to the bi-monthly CARA Connection, the various regional conferences, the annual conference, the CARA website, and decisions made at various committees. Contributions of these volunteers cannot be underappreciated.

Examples of roles that fall under this track (not an exhaustive list):

Committee members, Newsletter contributors, Conference volunteers, Translators, Website development/maintenance, blog contributors

Last Name

First Name

Institution

Year(s) served

Zornes

Deborah

Royal Road University

      1

Porter

Katie

Hamilton Health Sciences

Gray

Sally

University of Regina

Rogers

Jill

University of Guelph

Roscoe

Robyn

BC Cancer Agency

Blum

Susan

Saskatchewan Polytechnic

Chandler

Frances

Sauder School of Business, UBC

       5

Forsberg

Pamela

University of British Columbia

Charest

Josée

INRS

       5

Nummelin

Maureen

University of Waterloo

Santi

Selena

University of Waterloo

Harris

David

University of Saskatchewan

Olaj

Robert

University of British Columbia

Burdena

Shea

Simon Fraser University

McIntosh

Leslie

Fanshawe College

Caron

Serge

Université Laval

Picken

Christine

Grant Works Ltd.

Crocker

Sandra

Carleton University

Vandersluis

Belinda

CASRAI

McDavid

Jodi

Cape Breton University

Gyorke

Drew

University of Toronto

McCarthy

Ryan

Concordia University

Mosier

Karen

University of Saskatchewan

Gupta

Deepak

Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Ries

Barry

Wilfred Laurier University and UOIT

Michaud

Dominique

Concordia University

Gordon

Melissa

University of Western Ontario

Dzierszinski

Florence

Carleton University

Portes

Virginie

Université de Montréal

      4

MacDonald

Gordon

University of Western Ontario

Thurlow

Jennifer

Capital Health

Levesque

Guy

Canada Foundation for Innovation

DeMarco

Carla

University of Toronto

Douamba

Philippe Thierry

University of Ottawa

Gogo

Lauren

Hamilton Health Sciences Corporation

       5

Sham

Anita

University of British Columbia

       5

Korberg

Kristen

University of British Columbia

Baker

Scott

University of British Columbia

Klassen

Sherri

University of Toronto

       12

Miley

Tamsin

Miley Law

Boisvert

Ghyslain

Polytechnique Montréal

Mackie

Iain

NAIT

Barker

Andrew

University of Waterloo

Reid

Kyla

Carleton University

Segal

Alrene

Concordia University

Gin

Edmund

University of British Columbia

Anthwal

Shalini

University of Rochester

Whittaker

Brad

University of the Fraser Valley

Klymenko

Anne

Lakehead University

Kueneman

Karen

University of Western Ontario

DeMoor

Janice

Lawson Health Research Institute

Van Gaal

Meghan

University of Prince Edward Island

Patton

Justin

University of Western Ontario

Kreuger

Devin

University of Toronto

Russell-Minda

Elizabeth

Western University

       1

Folinas

Mike

University of Toronto

Buissière

Bruno

IRNS-ETE

Reinhart

Dave

McMaster University

Sierens

Jayne

Nova Scotia Health Authority

Folinas

Mike

University of Toronto

Porter

Katie

Hamilton Health Sciences

Galo

Jessica

Population Data BC

       4

Mosier

Karen

University of Saskatchewan

Antonides

Kaleb

CARA/ACAAR

Lampson

Sarah

CARA/ACAAR

Alarco

Pierre-Jean

École Polytechnique de Montréal

Barrieau

Nicole

University of Moncton

Beatrice

Aubry

Boisvert

Ghyslain

École Polytechnique de Montréal

Bouvet

Celine

École Polytechnique de Montréal

Covanti

Veronique

UQAM

Cremona

Laetitia

University of Montreal

Chetan

Cristina

Fredette

Julie

Bishop’s University

Herreyre

Karine

Institut national de la recherche scientifique

       5

Chabot

Nicole

The University of Western Ontario

       2

Sambour

Wendie

University of Montreal

Pichette

Bianca

Caron

Isabelle

UQAM

Ziolecki Anna University of Waterloo        1
Kell Danica University of British Columbia        1
Katsivo Melanie University of Western Ontario        2
Cote Pierre CIHR/IRSC        2
Squires Melissa Memorial University of Newfoundland        6
Morawiecki Jennifer Dalhousie University        7
Miley Tamsin Miley Law        4

If you are an active CARA member, volunteered in any CARA activities since May 2018 and your name is not listed above, please inform CARA Central at sarahlampsoncara@gmail.com or kantonidescara@gmail.com