The recruitment of the University’s next Vice-President, Research is in full sail, steered by an Advisory Committee anchored by some of Brock’s top researchers (including two Canada Research Chairs) and chaired by Interim President Tom Traves.The position has been posted in the media and on public websites, and preliminary discussions will be held with potential candidates. All expressions of interest are encouraged to contact the search consultant, Laverne Smith & Associates.The Advisory Committee will oversee a confidential search process that includes reviewing all candidates, creating a shortlist, conducting interviews and ultimately providing the President with a recommendation. The successful candidate will replace biological scientist Joffre Mercier, who has been serving as Interim VP Research since the fall of 2016.The committee membership includes:Two members of the Board of TrusteesTrevor CooperDennis HewkoFull-time representatives from each Brock FacultyWendy Ward (Canada Research Chair, Faculty of Applied Health and Sciences)Stephen Cheung (Canada Research Chair, Faculty of Graduate Studies)Anteneh Ayanso (Goodman School of Business)Michael O’Sullivan (Faculty of Education)Tim Conley (Faculty of Humanities)Fiona Hunter (Faculty of Mathematics and Science)Stefan Dolgert (Faculty of Social Sciences)Professional librarianIan GordonUndergraduate student of student trustee representing BUSUAmalia BanavaGraduate student representing GSAChristopher YendtSAC memberIngrid MakusStaff memberSheila Smith

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