New SSHRC leader and CIHR delegate appointed for York

Lisa Philipps, associate vice-president research, has been appointed the Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) leader, and School of Kinesiology Professor Lauren Sergio has been appointed the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR) delegate for York University.

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“I am pleased to announce these appointments,” said Robert Haché, York’s vice-president research & innovation. “Through their roles, AVP Lisa Philipps and Professor Lauren Sergio will facilitate opportunities for the University community to share their feedback and input regarding SSHRC and CIHR policies and programs to help facilitate greater accessibility for resources and funding opportunities.”

As SSHRC leader, Philipps will serve as a point of contact between SSHRC and York University. She will communicate with researchers at the University about new policy and program developments from SSHRC, in addition to gathering feedback from the University community that may support the development of SSHRC policies and programs.

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As CIHR delegate, Sergio will serve as a point of contact between CIHR and York University. In her new role, Sergio will communicate to the broadest health research community within the University and its affiliated institutions, keep them informed of directions, initiatives and decisions, and solicit their active participation on awareness activities. The delegate informs CIHR of the views of the community on research opportunities.

Researchers are invited to contact Philipps at and Sergio at  to discuss any issues, requests and suggestions about programs and policies that  they would like passed on to the executive levels of SSHRC and CIHR.