It is a great pleasure to join the Vice-Dean Research’s Office at the Faculty of Social Sciences, and to link arms with a growing team to serve the Faculty’s mission of mobilizing social science research in order to question and shape our understanding of the conditions that favour just and prosperous societies.
The existence of this new role of Assistant Vice Dean, Partnerships and Research Networks, demonstrates an essential understanding: that harnessing social science research in partnerships among universities, community organisations, businesses, and governments, is vital to the well-being of our society and our democracy.
I look forward to leveraging my work in the federal government, as a tenured professor in the US, and as the founding director responsible for managing and funding a cutting-edge strategic research initiative—the ‘Anxieties of Democracy’ program at the Social Science Research Council in New York—to advance our mission.
I am eager to champion and to help mobilize the work and civic engagement of my fellow researchers at the FSS, at this inspiring bilingual university in Canada’s capital, and my hometown.
Anoush F. Terjanian
Role of the Assistant Vice-Dean, Partnerships and Research Network Development at the Faculty of Social Sciences
The Assistant Vice Dean, Partnerships and Research Networks, contributes to the development of the Faculty of Social Sciences’ research strategy by:
- leading, directing, undertaking strategic activities and projects to advance the mandate of the Vice-Dean Research
- leading the development of research partnerships and networks to enhance research funding success rates and foster increased research intensity
- researching and identifying government, corporate, and other funding and partnership opportunities for Faculty
- consulting on large-scale complex research proposals involving partnerships