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.

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 SharePoint site for Faculty, Staff & Students.


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” (watch the recording)
  • November 15th, 12:00-1:00, Dr. Barb Hamilton-Hinch on “Leading From a Race Concious Lens” (watch the recording)

RSVP to Learn more about this series.

Research Celebration

Help us celebrate your research! Join us december 8th from 10:00-11:30 in the McCain Atrium.

For this Research Celebration event, we will be assembling a slideshow presentation featuring faculty research highlights. If you are interesting in adding your research highlights to this, please submit your information via our submission form. Researchers are welcome to list any research achievements or research successes that have occurred in 2022 and 2023 (e.g., publications, successful grants, research awards, a special research project, or any other research successes you would like to share with your colleagues).

RSVP by contacting

Research Partnership Information Session

Faculty are invited to join Kevin Buchan (Director) and Danielle Goodfellow (Industry Liaison Officer) with the Industry Liaison Office to learn how they help build partnerships between faculty at Mount Saint Vincent University and external partners (businesses, non-profits, government, and community groups) and what services they provide to the Mounts research community. This session will be held on Monday, November 27 from 12:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in McCain Centre room 106.

Please RSVP to if you will be attending. Kindly include if you have any food allergies or sensitives in your reply.

150th Events

From Theory to Action: MSVU 150th Anniversary Student Research Symposium

The Mount Saint Vincent University Research Office and Students Union invite you to attend our upcoming event, From Theory to Action: MSVU 150th Anniversary Student Research Symposium on November 24th. Join us in McCain Centre room 105/06 or via MS Teams for a celebration of the outstanding research conducted by MSVU students. This half-day event will feature a diverse range of research presentations, and keynote speeches, all highlighting the long history of research excellence and innovation across different disciplines. Please share this information widely, this event is open to the public.

Register for this event!

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