Continues to nurture the research culture at TRU, building on current success;
Integrates the strengths of TRU, including open learning; flexible programming and laddering of programs; opportunities for practical experience, co-op and internship placements; and international education in developing the activities of the university;
Promotes the development of undergraduate research as an integral part of TRU, teaching and research integration, and the ongoing development and implementation of the TRU Strategic Plan;
Provides management oversight and review of research centres and programs, along with criteria for establishing new ones.
Administers research accounts and ensures compliance of research and expenditures with granting agencies, and proper accounting overhead;
Raises funds for research from non-traditional sources;
Advertises funding opportunities, and helps faculty and students leverage funding for current and future scholarly activities;
Administers internal grant competitions and awards committees.
Facilitates liaisons between government, industry and community groups for applied research projects;
Reports on internal and external research activity, including publications and funding, contributions to society and the economy.
Integrates research with co-op and internship programs and project-based graduate degrees.
Conducts workshops and information sessions for ethics reviews, funding applications, and awards opportunities;
Reviews and authorizes grant and contract preparation.
Supports the human ethics and animal care committees, and provides training in these areas.
Maintains a current university experts database, and an inventory of business, industry and government agencies with potential to partner or support research and development at TRU.
Develops, reviews and revises policies for research, intellectual property management and commercialization, centres, graduate and undergraduate research, overheads on grants and contracts, etc.;
Is the compliance office for TRU administering university and Tri-Council policies on research that collects data from human subjects, live animals, and biohazards, and ensures compliance with all policies relating to research and sponsored research.
Liaises with human resources on issues relating to research support, including Research Assistants.