About the Office of the VPR

About the Office of the VPR

The Office of the Vice President Research supports Brock’s faculty from across all disciplines to explore new research and scholarship opportunities and strengthen existing ones.

This is accomplished primarily through the Office of Research Services (ORS), the roles and functions of which include:

• advising researchers on funding opportunities

• assisting with applications for research grants

• providing direction on financial management

• conducting ethics reviews

• liaising with national granting councils and provincial agencies in the negotiation of research contracts

• promoting our researchers’ work in the media and at public events

• connecting our researchers with industrial partners and fostering those relationships

Broad reach

In addition to overseeing ORS, the Office of the Vice President Research is also responsible for:

• articulating the broader vision and direction of the institution’s research through the development and implementation of the Vision 2020: The Brock Research Plan

• overseeing five transdisciplinary hubs as well as the other research groupings such as the Niagara Community Observatory and the Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute (CCOVI)

• contributing to the larger provincial and federal research environment through involvement and leadership in such initiatives as Research Matters.


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Support across the board

The Office of the Vice-President, Research provides a wide variety of support for Brock's researchers, spearheads a strategic research plan, oversees research groups and contributes to provincial and federal research initiatives.


Social media for researchers workshop
January 27, 2016 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm
SSHRC Insight Development Grant Writing Workshops
January 11, 2016 - 9:00am - January 14, 2016 - 12:00pm