Our reputation for excellence in research drives access to funding and maximizes the multiplying factor of grants and other sources to benefit our partnerships. We actively seek collaboration with industry, non-profit and municipal, provincial and federal government partners to accelerate solutions for the future.

Contact us today: our partnership teams will advise/are experts on funding sources available only with academic partnership, in addition to providing comprehensive project management to maximize R&D budgets and facilitate our collaboration.

Our Team

The Dean’s Office Research Team leverages our international industry experience to connect your project with our leading experts.

  • Walter Mérida

    Associate Dean, Walter Mérida leads the Research and Partnerships team in Applied Science. He is responsible for expanding the Faculty’s global research leadership by working with governments, industry, civil society and international partners.

    Walter.Merida@ubc.ca

  • Joanne Moszynski

    Senior Manager of Research Development on the Research and Partnerships team. Joanne supports APSC faculty members in identifying, developing and obtaining funding to enable their research. Contact Joanne for information on Tricouncil funding opportunities including CFI, CRC, CFREF, DG.

    Joanne.Moszynski@ubc.ca

  • Tiantian Li

    Research Development Associate on the Research and Partnerships team. Tiantian is responsible for planning, executing and communicating the research funding support, specifically targeting partnered and international grants.

    tiantian.li@ubc.ca

  • Kyra Laverdiere

    Senior Manager, Research Partnerships. Kyra supports the development of collaborative research initiatives, enabling new knowledge to be put into practice to deliver social, environmental and economic benefits. Contact Kyra to help bridge the gap between industry and academia.

    Kyra.Laverdiere@ubc.ca

  • Yaser Roshan

    Senior Manager, Research Partnerships. Yaser supports new research collaborations through connecting partners in industry and not-for-profit groups to Applied Science researchers and helping them to navigate the complexities within the university. Contact Yaser to discuss your R&D plans and how a partnership with UBC can help.

    Yaser.Roshan@ubc.ca

  • Becci Venema

    Research Development Associate. Becci supports the development of high-quality research proposals to programs including CERC and CFREF, as well as the delivery of activities to build research capacity in the Faculty.

    becci.venema@ubc.ca