Meet The Team

The Connaught Fund is managed by a committee made up of members of the university’s governing council, senior administrators and other representatives of the university community.


Connaught Committee


Vivek Goel

Professor Vivek Goel was appointed Vice President, Research and Innovation of the University of Toronto in December, 2014. Professor Goel is a distinguished scholar with an extensive background in teaching, research read more

Vice-Provost of Academic Programs

As Vice-Provost of Academic Programs, Professor Sioban Nelson leads the University’s Quality Assurance Process for undergraduate and graduate programs, working closely with all our faculties and schools and with other read more

Senior Administration Representative

Ulrich Krull completed his BSc, MSc and PhD degrees at the University of Toronto. He started his academic career as a contractual faculty appointee at Erindale College in 1984, and is read more

Dean, School of Graduate Studies

Dean Rowe

Dr. Locke Rowe is Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, where he holds the Canada Research Chair in Evolutionary Ecology. He is known for his research in read more

Life Sciences Representative

Dr. Lucy Osborne received her doctoral degree from The University of London, England and completed post-doctoral training in human genetics with Prof. Lap-Chee Tsui at the Hospital for Sick Children. read more

Humanities Representative

Mohan Matthen is Canada Research Chair in the Philosophy of Perception at the University of Toronto Mississauga. He was born in India and educated at St Stephen’s College, Delhi and read more

Connaught Review College

The Connaught Secretariat thanks the following individuals who are serving on the Connaught Review College in the 2017-18 academic year



Pamela Klassen, Chair, Religion
Nicholas Terpstra, Member, History
Neil ten Kortenaar, Member, English, UTSC
Margaret Morrison, Member, Philosophy

Life Science (Epidemiology & Health Outcomes)

Arjumand Siddiqi, Chair, Public Health
Carles Muntaner, Member, Nursing
Boris Hinz, Member, Dentistry
Stephanie Nixon, Member, Physical Therapy

Life Sciences (Molecular, Cellular & Integrative Biology)

Robert Gerlai, Member, Psychology, UTM

Physical Sciences & Engineering

Robert Jerrard, Chair, Mathematics
David Zingg, Member, UTIAS
David McMillen, Member, Chemistry
Yu Sun, Member, MIE

Social Sciences

Mara Lederman, Chair, Management
Esme Fuller-Thomson, Member, Social Work
Creso Sa, Member, OISE
Todd Sanders, Member, Anthropology, UTM
Lucan Way, Member, Political Science, UTSC


Global Challenge Award

Interdisciplinary Review Panel (Summer Institute, In Moratorium)

Connaught Secretariat

Program Director

A nationally recognized leader in post-secondary research funding and administration, Judith Chadwick oversees U of T’s Research Services team and serves as Chief Administrative Officer for the Division of the read more

Secretary to the Connaught Committee

Mike Folinas is Secretary to the Connaught Committee, and manages the day-to-day administration of the Committee, the Connaught Review College and the Connaught Fund programs. Mike is also Research Funding Manager read more