Vice-President (Research) Search

Update #3:  March 2023

The search Advisory Committee has finalized the job advertisement for the position of Vice-President (Research), and it can be found on our search firm's website at:

To apply or to further explore this key academic leadership position at the University of Regina, please contact Jane Griffith ( and/or Sam Walton (  Should you wish to send names and contact information of possible candidates, please send that information to Jane and/or Sam and they will reach out to those individuals directly.

Thank you,

Jeff Keshen
President & Vice-Chancellor


Update #2:  8 February 2023

The Search Advisory Committee for the University's full-term Vice-President (Research) recommended that a consultant be engaged to help with the search.

We are pleased to announce that Griffith Group has been awarded the contract to assist the Search Advisory Committee in completing the open search.  Griffith Group will begin assisting the committee immediately to ensure that the most qualified and diverse pool of candidates possible will be considered.

The position will be posted shortly.

Yours sincerely,

Jeff Keshen


Update #1:    19 December 2022

Members of the University community,

You will recall that in a December 6 message, I asked for volunteers and nominations to serve on the Search Advisory Committee for the next Vice-President (Research). As Chair of the committee, per the Out-of-Scope Senior Appointments Policy I am responsible for establishing a diverse and representative committee that reflects the University’s commitment to Research, Reconciliation and to Equity, Diversity, and inclusion.

To that end, and considering both the input received and the broad scope of the Vice-President (Research) position, I have now established the Search Advisory Committee membership. Joining me on the committee are:

  • david Gregory – Provost and Vice-President (Academic)
  • Lori Campbell - Associate Vice-President (Indigenous Engagement)
  • Aziz Douai - Dean (Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research)
  • Christine Ramsay - Associate Dean, Graduate and Research (Faculty of Media, Art, and Performance)
  • Sandra Zilles - Canada Research Chair in Computational Learning Theory (Faculty of Science)
  • Nicholas Carleton - Professor of Psychology (Faculty of Arts)
  • Raymond Deschamps - Senior Advisor to the Vice-President Research (Executive Offices)
  • Whitney Blaisdell - Ph.D Student and sessional instructor (Faculty of Education)

The committee will hold its first meeting in the new year, at which time it will recommend whether an executive search firm should be contracted, and whether short-listed candidates should be required to give a public presentation.

The committee will be supported in its work by Ms D’arcy Schauerte from the President’s Office and a representative from Human Resources.

Thank you to the committee members for participating in this important process, and thank you to all who volunteered or nominated a colleague to serve.

Updates on the committee’s progress will be posted here.


Thank you

Jeff Keshen
President and Vice-Chancellor