Associate Vice-President Research

Reporting to the Vice-President Research (VPR), the Associate Vice-President Research (AVPR) is a full-time leadership role that works with the VPR and AVPRO to support the priorities and objectives of the University, including implementation of the Strategic Research Plan 2016-2021 (SRP). The AVPR has particular and strategic focus on international research partnerships. The AVPR also plays a significant role in overseeing eleven Senate- and Board -approved research centres and institutes.

Under the direction of the VPR, the AVPR works closely to resolve issues related to the research mission and to seek and respond to institutional opportunities, such as institutional level funding proposals and strategic partnerships with industry, government and community organizations. The AVPR has responsibility for developing and interpreting policy and procedures related to research and works closely with the AVPRO, Deans, Research Centre Directors, Associate Deans Research, the Office of the Vice-President Academic and Provost and others to enhance the research environment at UVic.

Cynthia Milton

Cynthia E. Milton joined the University of Victoria on September 1, 2020, with an academic appointment in the Department of History.

Dr. Milton is Past President of the College of New Scholars of the Royal Society of Canada and former Canada Research Chair in the History Department at the Université de Montréal.

Her interdisciplinary research studies inclusive modes of truth-telling, transitional justice, memory, and cultural interventions in the construction of historical narratives after state violence. In her academic networking, she is concerned with the science-society disconnect in our dramatically changing world and the need for the humanities, arts and social sciences in the diffusion of knowledge.

Major honours include the Bolton-Johnson Prize (2008), an Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship (2011-12), a Fernand Braudel Fellowship from the European University Institute (2016), and a Pierre Elliot Trudeau Foundation Fellowship (2019-20).