Research Associates Advisory Committee


Meeting Summaries & Committee Members


Geoff Clarke
Senior Research Associate
Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering
geoff.clarke@utoronto.ca


Carlos Fernandes
Senior Research Associate
Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering
carlos.fernandes@utoronto.ca

Carlos is a senior research associate at the Centre for Advanced Nanotechnology (Materials Science & Engineering). He has been at the University since 1998, when he first joined the Centre as a postdoctoral fellow. His research interests centre around the growth of semiconductor nanostructures — both from an experimental and theoretical point of view — as well as potential applications of nanostructured materials. While he has participated on numerous projects over the years, perhaps the most exciting and challenging one to date involved designing and undertaking experiments performed on reduced gravity parabolic flights operated by the Canadian Space Agency and National Research Council. As a member of the Research Associates (RA) Advisory Committee, Carlos aims to bring forward any issues and concerns raised by fellow associates and to support and further their interests within the University.


Anne Koehler
Senior Research Associate
Faculty of Dentistry
anne.koehler@utoronto.ca


Joshua Krupp
Research Associate
University of Toronto Mississauga, Department of Biology
905.828.5387
joshua.krupp@utoronto.ca


Shane Miersch
Research Associate
Faculty of Medicine, Banting & Best Department of Medical Research
416.974.3635
shane.miersch@utoronto.ca

Shane is a research associate in the Banting & Best Department of Medical Research in the Faculty of Medicine. He has been at the University for three years. He has had an extraordinary experience working in the Charles Best Institute where he develops novel molecular tools for biological inquiry. In addition to his primary discipline, he has a longstanding interest in management and labour policy, which developed from previous managerial roles in the pharmaceutical and automotive industries and leadership roles for academic labourers on an Ontario University campus. By serving on the RA Advisory Committee, he hopes to nourish and inform this ongoing interest while supporting his fellow RAs.


Bio - Catherine Monahan PhotoCatherine Monahan
Senior Research Associate
Faculty of Arts & Science, Centre for Medieval Studies, Dictionary of Old English
416.978.8883
monahan@doe.utoronto.ca

Catherine is a senior research associate with the Dictionary of Old English (DOE) at the Centre for Medieval Studies (CMS). She has been with the project since 1987 in the position of copy editor and most recently as managing editor. Her position involves a wide variety of jobs relating to the production and publication of the entries written for the DOE, as well as training graduate students from CMS. She has been a member of the Research Associates Advisory Committee since its inception and, previous to that, sat as a representative on the University of Toronto Faculty Association for five years. Prior to her position at the DOE, she worked as an editor at the Department of Publications at the Pontifical Institute of Medieval Studies. She completed both her undergraduate and graduate studies at U of T.


Bio Emily Paradis PhotoEmily Paradis
Senior Research Associate
Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, Neighbourhood Change Research Partnership
416.946.0218
e.paradis@utoronto.ca

Emily is a senior research associate in the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work. Emily is project manager of the Neighbourhood Change Research Partnership (2012 to 2019), a seven-year Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) funded project examining trends, causes, consequences, and solutions of social-spatial inequality in large Canadian metropolitan centres. Her own scholarly work is focused on homelessness among women and families, human rights dimensions of homelessness, and participatory research and action with marginalized communities. She has worked at the University on a full-time basis since receiving her PhD from Ontario Institute for Studies in Education in 2009. As a graduate student, Emily was also employed as a research assistant. In the 1980s, Emily worked at the Science & Medicine Library, shelving books in the glass-floored stacks and riding the ancient elevator.


Bio - Cynthia Rottmann PhotoCynthia (Cindy) Rottmann
Senior Research Associate
Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering, Department of Applied Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Institute for Leadership Education in Engineering
cindy.rottmann@utoronto.ca

Cindy has recently completed her first year as a research associate at the Institute for Leadership Education in Engineering (ILead) in the Department of Applied Chemistry & Chemical Engineering. Prior to her RA appointment, Cindy worked as an assistant professor of Educational Administration at the University of Manitoba, a secondary school math and science teacher, a curriculum developer and student services advisor. Cindy’s research interests include social justice unionism, teacher leadership and critical theory. Her primary contribution to ILead has come through her qualitative data analysis on the Engineering Leadership Project, literature review and joint conceptualization of engineering leadership.


Ronald Soong
Senior Research Associate
University of Toronto Scarborough, Physical & Environmental Sciences, Environmental NMR Centre
416.208.2949
ronald.soong@utoronto.ca
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Ronald is a senior research associate in the Department of Physical & Environmental Sciences at UTSC. He has been at the University for three years. His most memorable experience so far at the University was his doctoral convocation, where he had the opportunity to meet the honorary speaker Jane Goodall. She was a very warm and wonderful person.


Dingyan Wang
Research Associate
Faculty of Medicine, Department of Physiology
416.978.1643
dingyan.wang@utoronto.ca