The Office of Research and Graduate Studies continues to grow, thanks to the RESEARCH SUPPORT FUND The Office of Research and Graduate Studies continues to grow, thanks to the RESEARCH SUPPORT FUND July 14, 2022Research spotlightsThe Research Support Fund (RSF) of the Government of Canada is a program that provides funds to cover a portion of the costs associated with managing the research funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). Research Support Fund grants are based on the funding received by researchers from the three federal agencies in the three most recent years for which data are available. One major objective of the RSF is to support the costs for management and administration of the institution’s research enterprise, which includes a portion of the costs associated with salary expenses for staff members who provide administrative support to the Office of Research and Graduate Studies (ORGS).Thanks to the RSF, the ORGS recently hired Blazena Sokol in the new Administrative Assistant Research & Graduate Studies position. Blazena holds a legal administrative assistant certificate and has been working in an office environment for over twenty years, working for Stanley T. Couple PLC, Campbell Strata Management and Highland Foundry Ltd. In her role as Administrative Assistant Research & Graduate Studies, Blazena will provide general administrative, operational, coordination and technical support for the conduct of research programs and the ORGS. If you have any question for the ORGS, do not hesitate to contact us!