Acting Associate Vice-President (Research)


Update 3

12 September 2022


I’m pleased to announce that Andrea Sterzuk has been appointed as Acting Associate Vice-President Research effective September 19, 2022 to June 30, 2023.

Dr. Sterzuk received her PhD in Interdisciplinary Language Acquisition Program at McGill University and joined the Faculty of Education at the University of Regina in 2007. Over the last 12 years, she has served in a number of leadership roles including Acting Associate Dean, Graduate Programs & Research in Education and Acting Dean of the Faculty of Education. In December of 2020 Dr. Sterzuk was appointed as Director of the Centre for Educational Research, Collaboration and Development which is the Faculty of Education’s faculty-based research centre.

Dr. Sterzuk’s research is focused on language issues related to settler colonialism and has been published in numerous publications and journals. Additionally, she has been involved in numerous research collaborations and delivered conference presentations nationally and internationally. Her commitments to advancing the research of colleagues are many and diverse. Her support to other scholars has included reviewing major research grant proposals, providing grant proposal preparation support, and providing peer review for academic and professional texts and book proposals for academic presses.

As Acting Associate Vice-President Research Dr.Sterzuk will be reporting to the Interim Vice-President Research and have leadership responsibilities for the Research Office, the Research Ethics Board and Institution-level research centres. Please join me in congratulating and welcoming Dr. Sterzuk to the Research Enterprise. We feel very fortunate she has agreed to take on this important leadership position.


Dr Chris Yost
Interim Vice-President (Research)


Update 2

9 August 2022


Further to my August 2 email, I am pleased to share with you, the Advisory Committee membership:

  • Dr Christine Ramsay, Associate Dean, Graduate and Research (Department of Film)
  • Dr Eman Almehdawe, Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Programs (Faculty of Business Administration)
  • Michelle Beitel, Manager, Research Grants (Research Office)

I will chair the Advisory Committee.  The committee members will meet to review the applicants following the August 22 application deadline.


Dr Chris Yost
Interim Vice-President (Research)


Update 1

2 August 2022


Dear members of the campus community,

This is an Expression of Interest to initiate a search for an Acting Associate Vice President (Research). This position is up to a one year term and restricted to tenured University of Regina faculty. The search will be conducted according to the provisions of the university’s policy on out-of-scope administrative positions -

A position description is available here - searches-reviews/searches/acting_avpr_position_description_2022.pdf. The position is open to University of Regina academic staff members holding tenured appointments at the rank of associate professor or professor. Ideally, the term of appointment will begin immediately upon selection of the candidate and continue through to June 30th, 2023.

Applications should be sent directly to Karen Walker and must include (1) a brief cover letter outlining their interest in the position, (2) and a current curriculum vitae. Names of referees will only be required for those candidates short listed for the position. Applications should be sent to and are due by Monday, August 22nd 2022.

Search committee members will be announced shortly and committee members will begin the review of applications the week of August 29, 2022. The Committee will be supported by Nancy Kazeil (Human Resources) and Karen Walker (office of the Vice President Research).

Updates on the search process will be provided on the Executive Offices website under Searches and Reviews.


Dr Chris Yost
Interim Vice-President (Research)