Research Facilitators

If you are unable to locate the information you are looking for below, please Contact Dr. Bruna Bonavia-Fisher.

If you are a new faculty member and are interested in the Research Mentorship Program, please contact the Research Facilitator in your Department, your Department Head, or the OVDR.

Name Unit/Department
Mariam Alaverdashvili, PhD Psychiatry
Tova Dybvig, MSc Pediatrics
Lori Ebbesen, EdD School of Rehabilitation Science
Tom Graham, PhD Emergency Medicine
Karen Mosier, MSc Surgery
Darren Nickel, PhD Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Jennifer O'Brien, PhD Anesthesiology, Perioperative Medicine and Pain Management
Ozlem Sari, PhD Medicine
Bruna Bonavia-Fisher, PhD

College of Medicine 

Biomedical Departments: Anatomy, Physiology and Pharmacology; Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology

Clinical Departments: Family Medicine; Medical Imaging; Obstetrics and Gynecology; Ophthalmology; Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Population Health Department: Community Health and Epidemiology

Division of Oncology

Funding Opportunities Information

To receive information about funding opportunities, there are four available listservs to which you can subscribe. If subscribed, you will receive authomatic emails when a competition is announced, or when the internal deadlines for grant reviewing are circulated. 


Health Sciences/CIHR/SHRF

Natural Sciences and Engineering/NSERC

Social Sciences and Humanities/SSHRC

To Subscribe/Unsubscribe to Listserv(s):

  1. Click on your desired Listserv link.
  2. Enter your email address, then select Subscribe or Unsubscribe.
  3. You will receive an email asking to confirm; click on the URL. You must send the confirmation in order to subscribe to the List.
  4. A second email will confirm your successful subscription.

The University of Saskatchewan offers a number of internal funding opportunities to faculty members to support their research, scholarly, and artistic activities. 

Internal Funding Listings

University Research System (UnivRS) is a web-based central repository for research-related activities and CV data management. 

Database: UnivRS_wordmark_clr.png Public Web

Liaison Librarians

Name Phone Department/Unit
Vicky Duncan (306)966-6023 Community Health and Epidemiology; Denistry; Pharmacy; Public Health
Susan Murphy (306) 966-6022 Veterinary Medicine; Toxicology; One Health
Catherine Boden (306)966-2931 Biomedical Sciences; Kinesiology; Rehabilitation Science
Erin Watson (306) 966-7327 Clinical Medicine Sciences


College of Medicine provides statistical support for researchers.

For Clinical Research Support Unit (CRSU) contact:

For Clinical Trial Support Unit (CTSU) contact: 

Saskatchewan Centre for Patient-Oriented Research (SCPOR) is a partnership of organizations that support patient-oriented research in Saskatchewan.

Ethics & Approvals

Ethics Information

If you need assistance making the initial assessment, please contact:

For information about obtaining Saskatoon Health Region Operational Approval for research, contact Shawna Weeks via Email or at (306) 655-1442.

Operational Approval Form


For examples of successful grant applications, visit:

Grants Repository

 Feel free to browse, read, or upload CIHR, NSERC and SSHRC grant applications and/or CVs.

For grant development information, please visit:

Office of the Vice-President Research, Planning and Preparing

Before you start writing your grant, make sure that you are aware of the Funding Agency’s deadline to submit as well as the Usask internal deadline for submitting to Research Services and Ethics Office (RSEO).

*The latter deadline is ALWAYS 5 working days prior to the Agency’s deadline

*If the funding agency requires a REAL signature, you must drop the signature pagen o at all of the offices required by the funding agency PRIOR to uploading to UnivRS


  • Download the pdf of your complete Application Package
  • Visit UnivRS_wordmark_clr.png; login with your NSID and password
  • Top right, click on + Add new > Project > Project Application
  • Click on Externally Funded
  • Complete all fields marked with a red asterisk
    • Under the Documents Menu tab, upload your complete grant application .pdf under Final Project Documents
  • When all * are filled, click Save and Update Status
  • Select Submitted for Approval and click Done
  • Send an email to your department head to alert him/her to approve the application in UnivRS_wordmark_clr.png

You will receive a compliance review from RSEO via e-mail.

NOTE: you cannot submit your application to the funding agency until you have addressed the compliance review comments

If the funding agency requires a signed copy you must drop the signature page at all the offices required by the funding agency.

To check which office has approved your application:

Check the Approval and Log tab. It will say: For Approval by Department Head, or For Approval by Dean

If it has already gone through the academic approvals it will say For Review by Approval Coordinator or For Review by Specialist.


Health Grant Specialists perform the compliance review of your grant applications and post-award processes:

Health Grant Specialists:

The following grants participate in the Usask internal review:

  • Main Tri-Council Grants
  • CFI
  • CRC

Contact Us.

If you would like to suggest a resource that is not currently available, please contact  Dr. Erin Prosser-Loose or  Dr. Bruna Bonavia-Fisher

Follow us on Twitter! @usask_OVDR

Office of the Vice-Dean Research
  College of Medicine
  University of Saskatchewan
  Office 4A20 - Dean's Suite, Health Sciences Building
  107 Wiggins Road, Saskatoon, SK S7N 5E5
    (306) 966-8119
Follow the Office of the Vice-Dean Research on Twitter! @usask_OVDR