Our dedicated partnership team actively seeks collaboration opportunities with industry and non-profit, municipal, provincial and federal government partners to accelerate solutions for the future.

Members of our team bring expertise in grant applications and project management to maximize research and development budgets and facilitate collaboration.

Walter Merida

Walter Mérida

Associate Dean, Research and Industrial Partnerships

Walter Mérida leads the Research and Partnerships team in Applied Science. He is responsible for expanding the Faculty’s global research leadership by working with governments, industry, civil society and international partners.

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Kyra Laverdiere

Senior Manager, Research Partnerships

Kyra supports the development of collaborative research initiatives, enabling new knowledge to be put into practice to deliver social, environmental and economic benefits. Contact Kyra to help bridge the gap between industry and academia.

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Yaser Roshan

Senior Manager, Research Partnerships

Yaser supports new research collaborations through connecting partners in industry and not-for-profit groups to Applied Science researchers and helping them to navigate the complexities within the university. Contact Yaser to discuss your R&D plans and how a partnership with UBC can help.

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Joanne Moszynski

Senior Manager of Research Development

Joanne supports APSC faculty members in identifying, developing and obtaining funding to enable their research. Contact Joanne for information on Tricouncil funding opportunities including CFI, CRC, CFREF, DG.

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Atif Hussain

Research Development Associate

Atif supports APSC faculty members in the development of research proposals for programs including NSERC Alliance and DG.

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Carrie Lam

Research Development Associate

Carrie supports APSC faculty members in identifying funding opportunities and developing highly competitive research proposals. Contact Carrie for information on SSHRC Institutional Grants (SIG), NFRF CCAM and GCRC.

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Meisan Brown-Lum

Research Development Associate

Meisan supports APSC faculty in the development of research proposals for funding opportunities that include the CFI and CRC programs.

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