Professor Leah Cowen sitting speaking at a board room table to large crowd.


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


Professor Leah Cowen

Committee Chair
Vice-President, Research & Innovation, and Strategic Initiatives.


Professor Joshua Barker

Dean, School of Graduate Studies
Vice-Provost, Research & Education


Professor Kenneth S. Corts

Senior Administration Representative
Vice-Dean, Research, Strategy, and Resources, Joseph L. Rotman School of Management


Professor Barbara Fallon

Senior Administration Representative
Associate Vice-President, Research


Professor Aimy Bazylak

Physical Sciences Representative
Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering 


Professor Thy Phu

Humanities Representative
Department of Arts, Culture, and Media, UTSC


Professor Jia Xue

Social Sciences Representative
Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work


Professor Iva Zovkic

Life Sciences Representative
Department of Psychology, UTM


Ariana Bradford

University Research Community Representative
Executive Director, Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy

Connaught Review College

The Connaught Secretariat thanks the following individuals who are serving on the Connaught Review College in the 2022-23 academic year.

Membership of Connaught Disciplinary Panels


  • Benj Hellie, Philosophy (UTSC)
  • Uzoma Esonwanne, Member, English
  • Naomi Seidman, Member, Centre for Jewish Studies

Physical Sciences & Engineering

  • Frank Wania, Member, Physical & Environmental Sciences (UTSC)
  • Jane Howe, Member, Materials Science & Engineering

Life Sciences (Molecular, Cellular & Integrative Biology)

  • Bebhinn Treanor, Member, Biological Sciences (UTSC)
  • Siew-Ging Gong, Member, Faculty of Densitry
  • Lidan You, Member, Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

Life Science (Social, Cultural, Environmental and Population Health Research)

  • Patricia Trbovich, Dalla Lana School of Public Health
  • Jill Cameron, Member, Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy
  • Alison Thompson, Member, Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy
  • Daniel Sellen, Member, Anthropology

Social Sciences

  • Rupaleem Bhuyan, Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work
  • Elizabeth Page-Gould, Member, Psychology
  • Penelope Lockwood, Member, Psychology
  • Jessica Fields, Member, Health & Society (UTSC)
  • Judith Teichman, Member, Political Science (UTSC)

Connaught Secretariat

Headshot of Judith Chadwick

Judith Chadwick

Program Director
Assistant Vice-President, Research Services

Jeremy Knight, Director, Research Development
Michael Hussey, Research Funding Manager, Internal Programs