Associate Vice-President (Strategic Initiatives & Operations), Carleton University
Sandra Crocker was appointed to the newly created position in May 2011.
As such, she reports to the Vice-President (Research & International) and is part of the senior management group responsible for planning, developing and implementing a comprehensive research support strategy for Carleton.
Ms. Crocker has a most distinguished and accomplished career in research administration, most recently holding positions at McGill University as Assistant Vice-Principal (Strategic Planning and Partnerships) in the Office of the Vice-Principal (Research and International Relations). Prior to this she had a long career at Queen’s University culminating as Associate Vice-Principal (Research) in the Office of the Vice-Principal Research, where she was responsible for promoting research initiatives involving cross-disciplinary teams of researchers and external industrial and community partners.
Ms Crocker served as President of the Canadian Association of University Research Administrators (CAURA) as well as the grant review panels for the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada in addition to provincial and internal panels. She served as the President of the Kingston Technology Exchange Centre, a not-for-profit research incubator, and as Chair of the Eastern Lake Ontario Regional Innovation Network. She has served on the editorial review board for the Journal of Research Administration. She has served on the Boards of Directors for the BioCap Canada Foundation, Insect Biotec Canada Inc., the Kingston Technology Council and the Ontario Centre of Excellence for Communications and Information Technology. More recently she has joined the Board of Directors of The Consortia Advancing Standards in Research Administration Information (CASRAI), The Board of the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory, the Board of the Centre of Excellence in Next Generation Networks (CENGN), the Southern Ontario computing consortia (SOSCIP) and the Consortium For Aerospace Research and Innovation in Canada (CARIC).