Carleton has long been known as a university that promotes research excellence and connectedness, and enjoys partnerships around the globe. We are known as a leader in research that focuses both on tangible outcomes and the development of knowledge with longer-term impacts.

The Office of the Vice-President (Research and International) leads these efforts.

Rafik Goubran

Vice-President (Research and International)

Rafik Goubran was appointed Vice-President (Research and International) at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada in March of 2017. Prior to this, he served as the dean of  the Faculty of Engineering and Design at Carleton for almost a decade.

Dr. Goubran is a Fellow of the IEEE and of the Canadian Academy of Engineering. He has held an impressive number of review panel appointments, board positions, and memberships with such institutions as the Global Engineering Deans Council, the Council of Ontario Deans of Engineering, the Canada Foundation for Innovation, Networks of Centres of Excellence of Canada, the Bruyère Research Institute, and the National Medical Devices Alliance.

Dr. Goubran’s research expertise lies in the area of biomedical engineering, sensors, data analytics, and digital signal processing. He continues his research projects dealing with real-time patient monitoring and the design of smart homes for the independent living of seniors. As a researcher, he has enjoyed many notable industry partnerships and has supervised over 80 graduate students.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, staff of OVPRI are currently working remotely and will not be answering their on-campus phones. Please use the email addresses noted below to make contact. 

Contact Rafik Goubran
Tory 503
Phone: (613) 520-7838
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Office of the Vice-President (Research and International)

Executive Assistant to the Vice-President (Research and International)

Susan Smallwood
Tory 503
Phone: (613) 520-7838

Research Communications Manager

Julie Carl
Tory 509C
Phone: (613) 520-2600 ext. 3535

Associate Vice-President (Strategic Initiatives and Operations)

Sandra Crocker
4300B ARISE Bldg
Phone: (613) 520-2600 ext. 3570

Associate Vice-President (Research and International)

Karen Schwartz
Tory 511B
Phone: (613) 520-2600 ext. 3552

Director, CORIS

Andrea Lawrance
4100E ARISE Bldg.
Phone: (613) 520-3591

Director, Office of Research Ethics

Gordon DuVal
4500C ARISE Bldg.
Phone: (613) 520-2600 ext. 4585

Senior Research Analyst

Matthew Stewart
Dunton Tower 1101
Phone: (613) 520-2600 ext. 4074

Digital Communications Officer

Amanda Mullen
Location: tbd
Phone: (613) 520-2600 ext. 6069

Departments in OVPRI

Office of the Vice-President (Research and International)
1125 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, ON, K1S 5B6, Canada
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Phone: 613-520-7838