Faculty and Staff

Dugan O'Neil appointed Vice-President, Research and International pro tem

February 05, 2020

The Board of Governors has approved the appointment of Professor Dugan O’Neil as Vice-President, Research and International pro tem from July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021. He will be taking over this role from Professor Joy Johnson, who has been named SFU’s next President and Vice-Chancellor.

Professor O’Neil has served as Associate Vice-President, Research since 2017, working closely with Professor Johnson to advance the university’s research mission. As a faculty member in the Department of Physics, he has spearheaded SFU’s advanced research computing (ARC) efforts since 2010, including the installation of Cedar, one of Canada's most powerful academic supercomputers, on the Burnaby campus. As AVPR, he also led strategic initiatives including Big Data and oversaw the roll-out of the Core Facilities Program Model at SFU. 

Professor O’Neil will continue to facilitate research excellence in his new role by leading strategic research initiatives and collaborating with SFU faculty members and students to ensure they have the support and resources required to conduct cutting-edge research in all its forms.