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.
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.
Office of the Vice-President (Research and International)
Executive Assistant to the Vice-President (Research and International)
Phone: (613) 520-7838
Research Communications Manager
Phone: (613) 520-2600 ext. 3535
Associate Vice-President (Strategic Initiatives and Operations)
4300B ARISE Bldg
Phone: (613) 520-2600 ext. 3570
Associate Vice-President (Research and International)
Phone: (613) 520-2600 ext. 3552
4100E ARISE Bldg.
Phone: (613) 520-3591
Director, Office of Research Ethics
4500C ARISE Bldg.
Phone: (613) 520-2600 ext. 4585
Senior Research Analyst
Dunton Tower 1101
Phone: (613) 520-2600 ext. 4074
Digital Communications Officer
Phone: (613) 520-2600 ext. 6069