This committee implements the Faculty Research Plan and develops policies to improve the quality of research at LA&PS. They also adjudicate various research grants and awards.
The Committee on Research Policy and Planning will normally meet on the fourth Monday of each month (September - June) from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm. For the academic year 2021-2022, the Committee on Research Policy and Planning will meet on the fourth Monday of each month (September - June) from 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm.
Chair: Marcel Martel, Department of History
Xiaohui Yu, School of Information Technology
Manar Jammal, School of Information Technology
Rosemary Coombe, Department of Social Science
Nergis Canefe, Department of Politics
Kelly Thomson, School of Administrative Studies
Cary Wu, Department of Sociology
Representatives from SCOLAPS
Ex-Officio Members (non-voting)
Ravi de Costa, Associate Dean, Graduate Studies & Research
Leslie Sanders, LA&PS Representative on the Senate Academic Policy, Planning & Research Committee (APPRC)
David Cuff, Director, Strategic Research & Partnerships
One Research Officer
Representative from the Communications Unit
Representative from the Libraries
Chair of Faculty Council or Designate
Paminderjit Sunner, Coordinator, Faculty Council & Committees
Awards & Grant Information
LA&PS Minor Research Grant
Adjudicated by a sub-committee of the Research Policy & Planning Committee, these grants of up to $5000.00 are awarded twice a year to support faculty research projects across LA&PS. Find more about eligibility and procedures needed to submit your application.
Dean's Award for Distinction in Research
With three categories, emerging, established and social justice, these awards honour the wide range of research excellence and innovation. These awards are adjudicated annually by a sub-committee of the Research Policy & Planning Committee