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Steig Johnson

Submitted by admin on Mon, 10/27/2014 - 4:12pm
Associate Dean - Research and Infrastructure
Terms of Reference: 

The Associate Dean, Research and Infrastructure oversees the Canada Research Chair program, promotes international research collaborations, identifies needs for research infrastructure and manages external review processes.


  • Manages and oversees the Canada Research Chair (CRC) program and support systems for large grant applications.
  • Coordinates post­ award grant management services.
  • Chairs the Faculty's Research and Scholarship Committee and takes the lead in strategies to increase research capacity by supporting and creating research platforms of international prominence.
  • Works closely with the vice dean, heads, directors and the Finance Partner to assess and oversee infrastructure needs for research and teaching and develop guidelines for efficient use of space.
  • Oversees external reviews of Faculty of Arts academic programs and units in accordance with the University's Quality Assurance Process, including providing guidance to heads and directors for the self-study process.
  • Coordinates with the Deputy Provost with regards to review matters and the implementation of report recommendations.

Title and Home Department: Associate Professor, Anthropology and Archaeology

Education and Career Highlights:

  • PhD, Anthropology

Research Interests: 

  • Behavioural ecology and community ecology of nonhuman primates
  • Biogeography and conservation biology of Malagasy strepsirhines
  • Hybrid zones and evolutionary divergence


  • Promote research and scholarly activity; oversee faculty grant applications and Canada Research Chair nominations. 
  • Oversee matters pertaining to Faculty infrastructure and facilities
  • Chair the Faculty’s Research and Scholarship Committee

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