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Our Team

Abigail Warnock

Programming & Events Coordinator

Abigail Warnock

Abigail joins the CRIS team as Programming and Events Coordinator from UTSC, where she worked as a Library Technician since 2018. Abigail brings years of experience in libraries and information to her role, as well as a passion for delivering outstanding events for the U of T community.

Caleb Wellum

Faculty Programming Development Officer

Caleb Wellum

Caleb Wellum brings a decade of research, teaching, and research management experience to the Faculty Programming Development Officer role, including stints as the Research Manager of the Petrocultures Research Group, Research Associate at Higher Education Strategy Associates, and Program Officer with the Critical Digital Humanities Initiative. Caleb holds a PhD in Modern History and has significant experience in international collaborative research projects

Christina Kim

Liaison Librarian

Christina Kim

Christina brings over a decade of experience as a UTL librarian, in a wide variety of roles including Education and Liaison Librarian, Communications Lead, and Entrepreneurship Librarian. She has also held a cross-appointment to the Market Intelligence team at MaRS Discovery District.

Krystyna Kongats

Collaborative Programs Officer

Krystyna Kongats

Krystyna leads the design and delivery of collaboration focused supports that enable faculty and their key partners to engage in meaningful cross-divisional, interdisciplinary, community-based and major team partnerships. Krystyna holds a PhD in Health Promotion and brings nearly a decade of experience in collaborative and participatory approaches to research

Prisca Obierefu

Research Technology Liaison

Prisca Obierefu

As Research Technology Liaison, Prisca promotes the visibility and access to the research and innovation supports for faculty available across the tri-campus with a particular focus on information technology tools. Prisca has a M.Sc. in Forensic Psychology from London Metropolitan University, UK, and brings years of experience as a Research Support Specialist, and Research Scientist from academia and the research industry

Vinita Haroun

Director, CRIS

Vinita Haroun

Vinita joined the University of Toronto in July 2019 as the founding director of the Centre for Research & Innovation Support. Vinita is passionate about building capacity for research and innovation overall and is looking forward to working with our faculty and partners across the University.

Our Collaborators

Amy Ratelle

JHI Program Officer

Amy Ratelle

Amy collaborates closely with our team and divisional colleagues, designing and delivering research excellence programming and supports for Humanities scholars across the tri-campus. This role was created as a direct response to the Supporting Humanities Research at U of T Working Group Recommendations, and will build upon the JHI’s mandate of advancing interdisciplinary and collaborative humanities scholarship within the university and the discipline as a whole.

Elizabeth Parke

Senior Research Associate, UTM

Elizabeth Parke

Dr. Elizabeth Parke is the Senior Research Associate for Collaborative Digital Research in the Office of V-P Research at the University of Toronto, Mississauga where she coordinates the Collaborative Digital Research Space as the physical hub of these activities and works with humanities and social science researchers to build research strength in these areas. Elizabeth works closely with the CRIS team to enable our tri-campus mandate.

Joshua van Ry

Research Services Officer, UTSC

Joshua van Ry

Bio coming soon.