The Office of the Vice-Principal, Research, is located
at the following address:
Terrence Donnelly Health Science Complex, Room 330
3359 Mississauga Road
Mississauga, Ontario L5L 1C6
Research Office Staff
Having worked on the U of T Mississauga campus since 1985, the award-winning Carmen Bryson brings a broad range of institutional knowledge and financial expertise to the position of Finance & Infrastructure Manager within the Office of the Vice-Principal, Research.
Carmen first started her career at UTM as an Accountant Assistant in Business Services before helping the Research Office get up and running when it was established in 2003. Her current responsibilities include overseeing research-associated revenues for UTM, counseling faculty members about their research budgets and costs, and maintaining the smooth operation of infrastructure needs related to research such as labs and environmental chambers. Carmen was recognized for her dedication and contributions to the UTM campus with a Staff Service Award in 2007.
Financial & Research Infrastructure Manager
Carla DeMarco resisted her calling to hit the stage as the lead singer in a ska band, and opted instead to make some noise at the University of Toronto. The Research Office isn't her first gig at the University of Toronto, but it is the place where she gets to combine her three favourite Rs: ‘riting, reviewing and researching.
As the Communications and Grants Manager for the Office of the Vice-Principal, Research, Carla reviews grant proposal applications and researches potential funding opportunities, writes research-related profiles, and updates the Research Office's communication vehicles. Along the way she gets to interview some amazing faculty members to hear about their research, speaking one-on-one with them about their respective projects, and she also facilitates research-award nominations.
Carla started her career at OISE in 1990, working switchboard while completing her undergraduate degree in Cinema Studies and English at U of T. She went on to work at the U of T Magazine as a Magazine Assistant and Editorial Coordinator, and also did some writing for the Bulletin and Advancement Communications (now Strategic Communications) at U of T. Having been at UTM since 2006, she loves the collegial and supportive vibe of the campus, and when she isn’t working in the Research Office or working out at the RAWC, she likes talking about books with the UTMost Book Club.
Communications & Grants Manager
People often comment on Devin Kreuger’s youthful glow, but he is actually a seasoned professional with several years of research-administration experience under his belt.
Devin started his career at the University of Toronto as a Contracts Officer in the Technology Transfer Office in 1999, and then served as the Social Sciences & Humanities Partnerships and Grants Officer in Research Services, before he was poached by UTM as its Research Manager in 2003 with the establishment of the Research Office. Devin is now the Director of the unit, and oversees a thriving research environment, providing strategic leadership to researchers looking for guidance for their research matters, and also supervising units, such as the Academic Machine Shop, to provide faculty members with exceptional resources to help them succeed in their projects.
Outside of the Research Office, Devin spends his time perfecting his photography skills, knitting, gaming and reading. He is also UTM’s tarot card-reader extraordinaire, setting up shop once a year to read people’s fortunes, with acute accuracy, while also donating the proceeds to United Way. (See the “Off the Clock” feature about Devin’s tarot talents.)
Professor Bryan Stewart's research is in Cell & Systems Biology. He focuses on understanding the molecular mechanisms that regulate the development and function of neurons. When he isn't studying fruit flies, he enjoys coaching hockey and running.
Professor Bryan Stewart, PhD
Vice Principal, Research
Professor of Biology
Rong Wu’s career path has education and technology written all over it, bringing with her a whole new level of learning and experience to University of Toronto Mississauga’s Office of the Vice-Principal, Research (VPR) as its Administrative Assistant. In this role, she works closely with the VPR on special initiatives, organizing events and meetings, coordinating grant submissions and ethics protocols, and compiling research-related data.
A U of T Master of Information Studies graduate, Rong was the Program Assistant for the Centre for Teaching Support & Innovation on the St. George campus and was also employed at the Centre of Excellence for Research on Immigration and Settlement prior to joining the Research Office. Rong also served as the Learning Technology Liaison at Ryerson University, providing training for educational technologies such as Blackboard, Wiki, Tablets and Clicker, and she has worked at the Toronto Public Library.
True to her academic nature, Rong enjoys learning every chance she gets outside of the university, whether it’s through activities she undertakes with her two young children, or taking up new skills in the areas of crafting or baking.