Research Services

Research Office

The Research Office supports the growth and expansion of funded research and scholarly activity at OCAD University. Our goal is to assist researchers in accessing the necessary resources to conduct excellent research that will earn faculty high recognition in their fields.


Dr. Robert Luke

Vice-President, Research and Innovation
416 977 6000 x464

Heather Robson

Acting Director, Research Services
416 977 6000 x4781

Award facilitation (pre- and post-award)

Christine Pineda

Manager, Special Projects
416 977 6000 x4368

Research ethics board support, research communications

Leila Talei

Assistant, Research Projects
416 977 6000 x4611

Post award facilitation

Melissa Golberg

Research Grants & Contracts Officer
416 977 6000 x447

Pre-award facilitation

Karen Kwon

Project Coordinator, Business Innovation Studio
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Kathryn Ellis

Operations Manager, Imagination Catalyst
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Ahmed ElBedawy

Director of Programs, Imagination Catalyst
416 977 6000 x4258

Finance Office

The Finance Office provides additional support to researchers in the management of their research funds by:

  • administering and accounting for research funds received by the University;
  • setting up cost centres and accounts for research projects;
  • ensuring that expenditures are eligible and adhere to the funding agency guidelines and internal institutional policies;
  • preparing and submitting financial reports to sponsors;
  • coordinating research-related audits.


Charlene James

Research and Financial Reporting Accountant
416 977 6000 x320

Budget and account set-up, budget revisions, research financial reporting

Ajay Joshi

Research Accountant
416 977 6000 x4580

Expense eligibility review, expense reimbursements, cheque requisitions, invoices, purchasing card reconciliations

Ana Pineiro

Senior Procurement Officer
416 977 6000 x4580

Oversight of the purchase of goods and services for the University including purchase orders, purchasing cards and competitive bids, maintaining supplier relationships

Mailing address

Office of Research & Innovation 
OCAD University
100 McCaul St.
Toronto, Ontario
M5T 1W1

Research Planning, Board & Policies