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Contact Us

The Research Office is located on the 3rd Floor at 599 Portage Avenue in the University of Winnipeg's Richardson College for the Environment and Science Complex.

If you are a UWinnipeg employee, you can find the email addresses for anyone below in the Outlook Address Book. Please email researchoffice@uwinnipeg.ca for any general inquiries and we'll be happy to also direct you to the correct person.

For inquiries specifically related to human or animal ethics, please email ethics@uwinnipeg.ca.

Jaime CidroActing Vice-President, Research and Innovation

Jaime Cidro
phone:  204.988.7675

 Bea SpearingExecutive Assistant to the Vice-President and Associate Vice-President
Bea Spearing

phone:  204.786.9734

Bea Spearing joined the Research Office in 2000. Prior to that, she was in the Dean of Arts and Science office for 13 years. Bea has extensive years of knowledge with an administrative background and experience working with the university community and senior administration.  Contact Bea about:

  • Appointments and/or messages to the Vice-President and Associate Vice-President
  • Supports the Vice-President and Associate Vice-President with the administrative and day-to-day operations of the Research Office
  • General Inquires
  • Supports and coordinates with the hiring of Postdoctoral Fellows, hosting Visiting Scholars and Research Scholars

Lauren Bosc Lead Program Officer, Research Partnerships
Lauren Bosc

phone:  204.988.7184

Lauren Bosc joined the Research Office in 2021, but has been staff at UWinnipeg since completing an MA in Cultural Studies – Texts and Cultures at UWinnipeg in 2014. Her academic background is interdisciplinary, touching upon studies of media and literature and their intersections with Women’s and Gender Studies and Cultural Studies. Contact Lauren about:

  • Research Partnerships
  • Research Committee – Internal Awards
  • Senate Research Policy Committee

Rachel KeijzerProgram Officer, Natural Sciences, Security, and Infrastructure
Rachel Keijzer

phone:  204.786.9137

Rachel Keijzer joined the Research Office in 2022. She has a BEd, BA, and MA from UWinnipeg. Previously, Rachel managed a research support unit focused on pediatric clinical research as well as a federally funded health program for a tribal council in Manitoba. Contact Rachel about:

  • Natural science related grants
  • CFI and infrastructure related grants
  • Research Manitoba
  • Research security

Bea SpearingProgram Officer, Health, Knowledge Translation and Mobilization
Akshi Malik

phone: 204.789.1406

Akshi Malik joined the Research Office in 2024. Akshi did her PhD in Physiology and Pathophysiology at the University of Manitoba. Akshi’s research work was focused on investigating the side effects of chemotherapy drugs on the hearts of cancer patients using preclinical and clinical research models. Contact Akshi about:

  • CIHR
  • Health-related grants
  • Knowledge translation and mobilization support
  • Yaffle UWinnipeg

Theresa MackeyProgram Officer, Research Implementation and Ethics
Theresa Mackey
phone: 204.786.9058

Theresa Mackey joined the Research Office in 2023 and completed her MSc in Bioscience, Technology, and Public Policy at UWinnipeg in 2020. Contact Theresa about:

  • Human Ethics
  • Animal Ethics
  • WebGrants Accounts

Dylan JonesProgram Officer, Canada Research Chair Coordinator and Special Initiatives
Dylan Jones
phone:  204.258.3065

Dylan Jones joined the Research Office in 2021, but has been a staff member at UWinnipeg since 2019. Previously, he worked in the Faculty of Graduate Studies as the Awards and Communications Officer. Dylan completed both his BA and MA at UWinnipeg and recently completed a certification in Project Management at Red River College. Contact Dylan about

  • Canada Research Chairs Program / Internal Research Chairs
  • Faculty Research Awards
  • Undergraduate Student Research and Travel Awards (NSERC USRA / UW-USRA-HS / USTG)
  • Mitacs
  • Research Mentorship Program

ArshnoorLegal and Administrative Assistant

phone:  204.258.3058

Arshnoor joined the Research Office in 2022 and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Women’s and Gender Studies from the University of Manitoba (U of M). Arshnoor has worked as a Student Services Assistant with the Faculty of Education at U of M, and has years of experience working at a local law firm in an administrative capacity. Contact Arshnoor about:

  • Research Contracts, MOUs, Agreements
  • Post-Award Research Support
    • Opening and Closing Research Accounts
    • Purchasing and Research Account Finances
    • Research Account Extensions and Transfers

Program Officer, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, Anti-Racism, Decolonization (EDI/AR/D) and Research


Chair, Animal Ethics Committee
Dr. Jens Franck

Chair, Human Research Ethics Board
Dr. Robert Pryce

Chair, Research Committee
Dr. Sara Good