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Our Team

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.

Amanda Pullan

Research & Innovation Liaison

Amanda Pullan

As Research and Innovation Liaison at CRIS, Amanda promotes the visibility and access to existing research and innovation supports across the tri-campuses. She is also involved in delivering CRIS training & events, program development and promotions. Previously at U of T, Amanda has worked as Senior Project Manager in Post MD Education. She has a PhD in History from Lancaster University, UK.

Christina Kim

Liaison Librarian

Christina Kim

Christina joins the CRIS team in January 2020. 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.

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