Vice President (Research)

The Office of the Vice-President Research and its reporting units are the central support for the research community. They are critical for ensuring that the research activity at the University of Lethbridge continues to grow. These offices provide a broad range of essential services including:

  • Research development
  • Proposal development and mentorship
  • Research ethics compliance
  • University-industry liaison
  • Animal care services

If you are a University of Lethbridge faculty member seeking research support, please log into the internal ORIS website on the intranet. You will find forms, guidelines and other documents and procedures for all stages of your research.

Headshot of Dr. Dena McMartin, uLethbridge Vice-President (Research)

Dr. Dena McMartin

Vice-President (Research)




Dr. Jackie Rice

Associate Vice-President (Research)
Dean, School of Graduate Studies


Dr. Rice earned a BSc in 1993, a MSc in 1995, and a PhD in computer science in 2003 from the University of Victoria. From 1995 to 2000 she worked as a computer consultant for various areas of industry, and she has been teaching at post-secondary institutions since 1995. Dr. Rice's experiences being one of very few women in her area have shaped how she goes about doing research. As well these experiences have given her a drive to encourage diversity, and not just in computer science. As a result Dr. Rice is active in outreach and mentoring for young people from many different backgrounds, including working with the local Sea Cadets as a civilian instructor. Dr. Rice has been with the University of Lethbridge since 2002 and currently holds the positions of Associate Vice President (Research) and Dean of the School of Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs.