Conduct your research

The sections below will help you apply for funding opportunities, enter into a research contract or agreement, find a partner for your research, apply for regulatory approval (human research ethics or animal care), learn about UVic research policies and procedures, or find relevant forms and guidelines.

How do I...

Apply for Employer Health Tax Funding Assistance?

The Employer Health Tax (EHT) is a new statutory tax effective January 1, 2019 that applies to all salaries and taxable benefits paid through UVic as paymaster.  Faculty members who employ grant-funded employees will need to incorporate an additional 1.95% into their budget planning.

A limited fund has been established to assist faculty members who employ grant-funded employees, where the EHT causes financial hardship in the short term (primarily for the last quarter of the 2018-19 fiscal year).

To apply for funding assistance, faculty members should complete the EHT Funding Assistance Request Form and submit to the Office of Research Services no later than April 30, 2019.  Such requests are subject to the availability of funds and FAST account information will be verified.

Apply for funding opportunities (internal and external grants)?

Enter into a research contract or agreement?

Find a partner for my research or mobilize the knowledge I have created?

Contact the Research Partnerships and Knowledge Mobilization office for brokering, knowledge mobilization and communications services.

Explore awards and honours?

See the awards and honours page for information on external awards and honours.

Find information and support for post-doctoral fellows?

Refer to the post-doctoral fellows page for more information, including:

  • eligibility requirements
  • information about responsibilities of a PDF
  • available university services and facilities
  • information about the benefits package
  • a template for a letter of offer

Learn about policies and procedures?

Find and use forms and guidelines?

See the forms and guidelines page.

The Office of Research Services (ORS) assists faculty in securing and administering research grants, awards and contracts as well as meeting their regulatory responsibilities in support of research.

ORS staff provide the following services:

  • publicizing research opportunities to the UVic research community
  • initiating and coordinating funding agency site visits and presentations
  • liaising with funding agencies on behalf of UVic researchers
  • assisting in the development, submission and tracking of research grant and contract proposals
  • processing regulatory approval for human research ethics and animal care
  • providing internal funding and administrative support to committees who adjudicate internal research competitions
  • administering research grants, contracts and creative awards in conjunction with Accounting Services
  • maintaining and preparing research statistics and reports
  • developing and administering research policies
  • working with UVic Industry Partnerships in support of technology transfer and commercialization of research products
  • promoting UVic research and creative accomplishments and awards internally and externally
  • managing application development and post-award administration for special programs

Department of Research Services

Department of Research Services (READ)

Related departments: Vice President Research
Department of Research Services
University of Victoria
Michael Williams Building B202
Department of Research Services
Michael Williams Building (MWB)
3800 Finnerty Road (Ring Road)
Victoria, BC
Department of Research Services
University of Victoria
PO Box 1700 STN CSC
Victoria, BC
On internet:
By phone:
General Enquiries:
FAX - Research Services Office:
FAX - Research Partnerships and Knowledge Mobilization Unit:
FAX - Coast Capital Savings Innovation Centre:

Department Listings:

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Group/Position Name Telephone Office E-mail
General Enquiries 250-472-4362
FAX - Research Services Office 250-721-8960
Associate Vice President Research Operations Rachael Scarth 250-472-4362 MWB B223
Assistant to the Associate Vice President Research Operations Veryan Angus 250-721-7073 MWB B202
Administrative Assistant Nikki Polischuk 250-472-4362 MWB B202
Manager, Personnel and Administration Susan Ellis 250-472-5409 MWB B221
Post Approval Support Consultant Dean Rysstad 250-472-5410 MWB B213
Manager Research Finances Debra Anderson 250-721-8079 MWB B219
Senior Grants Officer Nicole Kitson 250-853-3103 MWB B227
International Grants Facilitator Jessica Worsley 250-472-4371 MWB B225
Research Programs Liaison Sylvia Oliver 250-472-4986 MWB B202
Research Finances Liaison Angela Colpron 250-853-3851 MWB B202
Research Finances Assistant Brad Evans 250-853-3852 MWB B202
Director Institutional Programs Joaquin Trapero 250-721-7972 MWB B229
Senior Projects Officer Jill Taylor 250-853-3847 MWB B240
Financial Project Officer Victoria Bonilla Jimenez 250-472-5990 MWB B240
Project Assistant Michael Chin 250-472-4377 MWB B202
Human Research Ethics Coordinator Eugenie Lam 250-472-5202 MWB B231
Human Research Ethics Facilitator Kenna Miskelly 250-472-5555 MWB B233
Human Research Ethics Liaison Jeta Rugova-Plakolli 250-472-4321 MWB B202
Human Research Ethics Assistant Karin Johnston 250-472-4545 MWB B202

Research Partnerships & Knowledge Mobilization

FAX - Research Partnerships and Knowledge Mobilization Unit 250-721-6497
Director, Research Partnerships & Knowledge Mobilization (RPKM) Brent Sternig 250-472-4115 SED A106
Assistant to the Director (RPKM) Karen Taggart 250-721-6500 SED A102
Research Agreements Facilitator Jennifer Ashmore 250-721-8125 SED A124
Research Agreements Facilitator Lana Bird 250-721-6095 SED A128
Research Agreements Facilitator Rachel Corder 250-472-5372 SED A124
Community Liaison Officer Jen Kyffin 250-472-4335 SED A136
Industry Liaison Officer Christopher Flores 250-721-6398 SED A120
Industry Liaison Officer Lindsay Frehlick 250-721-8868 SED A122
Industry Liaison Officer Aislinn Sirk 250-472-5037 SED A126
Industry Liaison Assistant Katie Macquarrie 250-721-7211 SED A117
Community Partnerships Assistant Amneet Sanghera 250-853-3853 SED A135
Contracts Facilitator Assistant Leah Syme 250-472-5670 SED A134

Coast Capital Savings Innovation Centre

FAX - Coast Capital Savings Innovation Centre 250-721-6497
Associate Director Jerome Etwaroo 250-472-5289 SED A142
Program & Operations Coodinator Tyler West 250-472-5289 SED A142

Animal Care Services

Veterinary Director 250-853-3694
Animal Ethics Liaison 250-853-3187
Operations Technician 250-721-7082
Animal Health Technician Coordinator 250-853-3692
Animal Health Technicians 250-721-7137
Animal Husbandry Coordinator 250-853-3693
Registered Laboratory Animal Technicians 250-721-7137
Animal Care Service Workers 250-721-7139
Given Name Last Name Telephone E-mail
Debra Anderson 250-721-8079 (campus local: 8079)
Veryan Angus 250-721-7073 (campus local: 7073)
Michael Chin
Angela Colpron 250-853-3851 (campus local: 3851)
Susan Ellis 250-472-5409 (campus local: 5409)
Michael England 250-472-5126 (campus local: 5126)
Brad Evans
Karin Johnston 250-472-4545 (campus local: 4545)
Nicole Kitson 250-853-3103 (campus local: 3103)
Eugenie Lam 250-472-5202 (campus local: 5202)
Jennifer MacDonald
Kenna Miskelly 472-555-5
Sylvia Oliver
Nicole Polischuk
Meghan Rountree 250-853-3187 (campus local: 3187)
Jeta Rugova-Plakolli 250-472-4321 (campus local: 4321)
Dean Rysstad 250-472-5410 (campus local: 5410)
Rachael Scarth 250-853-3188 (campus local: 3188)
Brent Sternig 250-472-4115 (campus local: 4115)
Jill Taylor 250-853-3847 (campus local: 3847)
Joaquin Trapero 250-721-7972 (campus local: 7972)
Jessica Worsley