A word from the Vice-Dean, Research
We’ve had another dynamic year in the FSS Research Office. Our office has provided pre-award support to over 80% of researchers in the faculty, and thousands of post-award transactions are processed each year. Several new and exciting initiatives are emerging. For instance, the Living Lab project, spearheaded by Psychology and Linguistics professors, is a first of its kind for us. It is an example of a new partnership between uOttawa and the Canada Science and Technology Museum whereby we have a permanent lab space in the museum, demonstrating scientific research in action with museum visitors. We have a new interdisciplinary research group on the social sciences of end-of-life issues, as well as two new research and study laboratories: FemAnVi and HumAnimaLab.
As in the past, we have teamed up with our Alumni Relations Office to organize events which showcase the broad and varied work of our faculty members. For instance, last May, 2015, we held a panel on training tomorrows leaders during alumni week, which was a resounding success, as was our panel last November, 2015, on health, well-being, and how social sciences helps us better understand homelessness and precarious living.
Working closely with the uOttawa Media Relations Team we are informing them monthly of our research and providing them with topics to be highlighted to the media. These efforts are increasing the visibility of our FSS researchers and contributing to the attractiveness of our faculty to both researchers and graduate students.
Finally, a big thank you to the staff in my office who continues to meet the challenges of our dynamic faculty – your contributions are invaluable.
All the best for 2016-2017.
Rose Anne Devlin
Role of the Vice-Dean of Research at the Faculty of Social Sciences
- The Vice-Dean, Research oversees the administration of the many facets of research at the Faculty of Social Sciences by ensuring the sound management of funds; advising the Dean on all matters affecting research, as well as implementing the Faculty's research policy.
- The Vice-Dean is responsible for promoting research, increasing its dissemination, developing collaboration the Academic Units and other Faculties, supervising the operations of Research Centre's and Institutes, as well as encouraging research at the international level.
- The Vice-Dean chairs the Faculty's Research Committee and represents the Faculty at the Research Commission.
The term of office is for a renewable term of three years.