Research Advisory Committee

The Research Advisory Committee (RAC) provides strategic advice and makes recommendations to the Research Manitoba Board on research-related and peer review opportunities and activities. The membership of RAC should reflect the broad experience with research in the health, natural and social sciences, engineering, and the humanities in Manitoba.

Here is a list of our RAC members:

Chair: Dr. Nicole Rosen, Professor, Department of Linguistics, Faculty of Arts, University of Manitoba, Canada Research Chair in Language Interactions

Interim Chair: Dr. Brian Mark, Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Science, University of Manitoba

Dr. Paul Alexandre, Professional Associate III (equivalent of Associate Professor), Department of Geology, Faculty of Science, Brandon University

Dr. Judy Anderson, Head/Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Manitoba

Dr. Katrin Atnikov, Assistant Professor, Department of Science, Faculty of Arts, Business and Science, University College of the North

Dr. Danny Blair, Professor, Department of Geography, Faculty of Science, University of Winnipeg

Professor Karen Busby, Professor, Faculty of Law, & Director, Centre for Human Rights Research, University of Manitoba

Dr. Allison Dart, Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics and Child Health, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba

Dr. Heather Duncan, Associate Vice-President Research and Dean of Education, Brandon University

Dr. Jean-Eric Ghia, Associate Professor, Departments of Immunology & Internal Medicine (Section of Gastroenterology), Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba

Mr. Ray Hoemsen, President & Managing Director, Nexus Manitoba

Dr. Pourang Irani, Professor, Computer Science, Faculty Science, University of Manitoba; Canada Research Chair in Ubiquitous Analytics

Dr. Josee Lavoie, Professor, Community Health Sciences, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba; Director, Manitoba First Nations Centre for Aboriginal Health Research

Dr. Michelle Lobchuck, Associate Professor, College of Nursing, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba; Manitoba Research Chair in Caregiver Communication

Dr. Feiyue (Fei) Wang, Professor, Department of Environment and Geography, Clayton H. Riddel Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources; Canada Research Chair in Arctic Environmental Chemistry

Dr. Tara Giller, Manager, Data Analytics, Bold Commerce

Dr. Nancy Stewart, Senior Scientific Manager, GVI Clinical Development Solutions

Ex-officio members (non-voting)

Mr. Luis Escobar, Research Manitoba Board Representative

Dr. Rashid Ahmed, Research Manitoba Board Representative