HSD Research Support Centre


HSD Research Centre Team
(l to r) Emma Stuart is the administrative officer, Ally Poniedzielnik was the pre-grant administrative assistant, Jasmine Desjardins is the research coordinator, Charlotte Loppie is the Associate Dean Research, Heather Cumming was the post-grant administrative assistant.

The HSD Research Support Centre—the only faculty-based research support service of its kind at UVic—will tell you that every funded study involves a complex series of steps to manage the process, from application to fund administration to reporting back to funding agencies. Given the community-based focus of much of HSD’s research, many initiatives involve more than one researcher, faculty, school, research centre, or community partner.

All HSD students and their faculty supervisors are invited to present your research at the annual HSD Research Day!  Sign up for our May 13th Research Day.  If you want to present a research poster, please  with your name, affiliation, supervisor name, and poster title no later than April 25th, 2022.

Do you have questions about how to design a Research Poster? Read our tips

Find out about our two "drop-in" Zoom sessions to help you design a research poster.

The University of Victoria Centre for Evidence-Informed Nursing and Healthcare is offering a five day intensive, online training course for researchers, clinicians, and librarians interested in completing systematic reviews using JBI’s well recognized approaches. This program is being offered May 30-June 3, 2022 at the reduced price of $1300 with an additional 20% off for faculty in HSD. We are offering a very limited number of additionally subsidized seats for PhD students. Please email for more information.

Our latest workshop (with Dr. Marilou Gagnon, Dr. Francis Lau, and Dr. Nathan Lachowsky) is now online. Watch Sharing of Minds Grant Writing Workshop for Early Career Researchers. You'll learn about grant proposal writing and strategies to getting your program of research funded.

Dr. Debra Sheets talks about her research in our latest Research Circle video. Debra's research explores opportunities for persons living with dementia and their caregivers to interact in the arts and their communities. 

Dr. Doris Kakuru is interviewed regarding her work in Uganda with young women. Her research takes on a social justice perspective and is centered on various issues affecting children and youth in families and communities. Annah Kamusiime, Doris' research partner, also speaks about their work.

Check out the HSD Research Circle and watch Dr. Charlotte Loppie interview various HSD professors and research assistants. Video interviews are added regularly.

Watch a workshop, Inside the Minds of Grant Reviewers and Grant Recipients, to learn more about the grant process. Dr. Nathan Lachowsky explores the tips and tricks of appealing to grant reviewers. Dr. Tamara Krawchenko delves into the pitfalls in grant applications and discusses reviewers' pet peeves. Dr. Kate Jongbloed reveals her experience as a grant applicant and what lessons she learned.

We provide a variety of supports for busy researchers including:

  1. Supporting research excellence and accountability through pre- and post-grant services. These services include assisting with grant applications, completing budgets, updating online CCVs, processing paperwork for hiring Research Assistants, submitting expense claims, and helping with other grant management paperwork. 
  2. Building research capacity by mentoring and supporting faculty members.
  3. Building a culture of research excellence across all schools.
  4. Establishing strong academic leadership.

We help researchers at all career levels by providing:

  1. Peer review and research mentorship
  2. Information sessions
  3. Workshops and seminars
  4. New faculty and post-doctoral orientation sessions

Call for Applications: Postdoctoral Fellowship in Community-based Health Equity Research (2SLGBTQ+ Health)

We are pleased to announce a call for applications for a Postdoctoral Fellowship position (full-time, 2 years) in the School of Public Health & Social Policy at the University of Victoria (Canada) under the direct supervision of Dr. Nathan Lachowsky as part of his Community-based Health Equity Research (CHER) team. This position is associated with our national 2SLGBTQQIA+ health studies on COVID and chronic health, with the opportunity to collaborate and support other projects of the CHER team. We have numerous new and ongoing projects related to HIV (e.g. PrEP, U=U) and sexual and reproductive health. This Postdoctoral Fellowship will be an opportunity to learn, apply, and lead qualitative,  quantitative, or mixed methods approaches within the context of community-based research studies. This Postdoctoral Fellow position can begin as soon as possible, or as negotiated. Remote working arrangements may be possible to start, but eventual physical relocation to Canada is required for international applicants.

Applications will begin being reviewed as of April 1st, 2022, but the posting will remain open until filled.

For information on the posting and on how to apply, view our information sheet.

Contact Us

Dr. Hokulani Aikau, Acting Associate Dean Research

Kathy Jang, Assistant to the Associate Dean

Emma Stuart, Administrative Officer
| 250-721-7048

Jasmine Desjardins, Research Coordinator
| 250-721-6468

Jean Dickson, Administrative Assistant (pre/post-grant)
 |  | 250-721-7049

Twitter @HSDResearch

HSD Research Support Centre
Human & Social Development Bldg. - Room B241
University of Victoria
PO Box 1700 STN CSC
Victoria, BC V8W 2Y2