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Scholarship, Research and Creative Activity Office Staff

Dr. Nicole Vaugeois
Associate Vice-President
Scholarship, Research and Creative Activity

Shelley Lumsden, Research Services Manager

Dr. Roisin Mulligan, Grants Facilitator

Bettina Ruhstein, Grants/Contracts Facilitator

Chris Turner, Research Ethics Officer


Lyn Locke, Committee Support

Scholarship & Community Engagement Staff

Tanis Dagert, Community Liaison Officer

Shelley Lumsden, Research Services Manager
Building: 305 Room: 454, Phone: (250) 740-6196 Local: 6196, E-mail: Shelley Lumsden

Shelley LumsdenShelley is responsible for overseeing the post-award administration of all research grants and contracts administered by the Research Office. She can answer questions pertaining to grant finalization and release of funds, expense eligibility and reporting, and assist in problem-solving with outside agencies. Her position is responsible for ensuring institutional compliance with all external research granting agencies. Shelley is also a resource for research employment matters and assists with research policy/procedure development and revision.

Dr. Roisin Mulligan, Grants Facilitator
Building: 305 Room: 442, Phone: (250) 753-3245 Local: 2575, E-mail: Roisin Mulligan

Roisin Mulligan Roisin facilitates all external (e.g. NSERC, CFI, CRC, etc.) research grants from initial idea stage to proposal submission and internal (e.g. VIURAC) research grant applications in the natural sciences. Roisin also organizes research-related faculty workshops.

Bettina Ruhstein, Grants and Contracts Facilitator
Building: 305 Room: 461, Phone: (250) 740-6326 or local 6326, E-mail: Bettina Ruhstein

Bettina RuhsteinBettina facilitates all research contracts, from the initial proposal stage to approval and signing of the final, written agreement on behalf of VIU. She also assists with external (e.g. SSHRC, Vancouver Foundation etc.) and internal (e.g. VIURAC) research grant applications related to the social sciences, education, management and humanities, and organizes research-related faculty workshops.

Chris Turner, Research Ethics Officer
Building: 305 Room: 460, Phone: (250) 740-6631, E-mail: Chris Turner

Chris Turner


Chris is responsible for managing the processes that ensure researcher and institutional compliance with national standards for ethical research involving humans and animals. Chris can provide general information and advice to researchers, faculty and students concerning applications to VIU’s Research Ethics Board (REB) and Animal Care Committee (ACC).








Lyn Locke, Committee Support
Building: 305 Room: 446, Phone: (250) 740-6324 Local: 6324, Fax: (250) 740-6256, E-mail: Lyn Locke

Lyn is responsible for coordination of meetings and preparation of minutes for Research Office committees, including Research Ethics Board, Animal Care Committee, VIU Research Awards Committee, VIUFA Leave Committee, Asper Media Studies Endowment Award, and Graduate Studies Advisory Committee. Lyn is the first level of reception for the Research & Scholarly Activity Office. Contact Lyn if you would like to book a room within the Institute for Coastal Research or have questions pertaining to office space and key access within the area.

Updated: November 14, 2017