Making a Difference for People and Communities

Funded in part by the Research Support Fund, Mount Saint Vincent University’s Research Office supports faculty research and scholarship through ongoing consultation and regular outreach. Research services include such activities as grant writing and development, communication and storytelling, guidance on satisfying ethics in research practice, and partnering to support successful research initiatives.

Contact Us

Research Office Personnel:
Dr. Jacqueline Gahagan, Associate Vice-President, Research

Office: Evaristus 223B


P: (902) 457-6587

Contact Jacquie if you have questions about:

Professional Development
New Scholars
Contract Review
Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
Responsible Conduct of Research


Brenda Gagne, Research Ethics Coordinator

Office: Evaristus 238


P: (902) 457-6350

Contact Brenda if you have questions about:

Research Ethics
Research Data Management
Indigenous Research
Research Integrity and Compliance
Animal Research


Derra Truscott, Research Grants Coordinator

Office: EVR 234


P: (902) 457-6467

Contact Derra if you have questions about:

Grant Funding
Internal Grants
External Grants
Release of Funds
Letters of Support


Elisabeth Héroux-Rhymes, Administrative Assistant

Office: Evaristus 223


P: (902) 457-5551

Contact Elisabeth if you have questions about:

Event Planning
Black and Indigenous Speaker Series
Social Media
Research Bulletin

MSVU Research Resources

MSVU Research Resources SharePoint site for Faculty, Staff & Students.


Postdoctoral Fellows

Research Centres and Institutes

Upcoming Research Events

Save the date for the Fall 2023 Black and Indigenous Speaker Series! 

  • October 4th, 12:00-1:00, Dr. El Jones on “Loving Dogs, Loving Cops: The Weaponization of Police Dogs”
  • November 15th, 12:00-1:00, Dr. Barb Hamilton-Hinch on “Leading From a Race Concious Lens”

RSVP to Learn more about this series.

150th Events

Call for Abstracts

From Theory to Action: MSVU 150th Student Research Symposium

Are you a student researcher looking for an opportunity to showcase your research? Would you like to engage in meaningful discussions about MSVU’s rich research history and promising future at the end of the 150th anniversary year?

Student researchers from all disciplines are invited to participate in the Mount Saint Vincent University 150th Student Research Symposium, hosted by the MSVU Research Office and Student’s Union, on November 24th, 2023, from 9:00am-2:00pm.

View the MSVU 150 Student Research Symposium Call for Abstracts

Connecting Your Grant Proposal: Aligning with Funder’s Missions and Priorities

Are you preparing to apply for an external grant? Not sure what funding options are available to help move your research forward? Join us on September 25th from 12:00-1:30 for our virtual session titled Connecting Your Grant Proposal: Aligning with Funder’s Missions and Priorities! Hear from local funders such as CLARI, Mitacs, Pier Labs, Research Nova Scotia and from Tri-Agency representatives on their upcoming plans and priorities.


You can also view our upcoming events by visiting: Research Office Fall 2023 Events

The Research Office is funded, in part, by the Research Support Fund. Click to learn more