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RRAI is the focal point for developing and supporting research activity at UCN.

Since 2004 when UCN became a degree-granting institution, it has been steadily building and strengthening an environment supportive of research. Today, many of our faculty members are engaged in exciting work that expands collective understanding, challenges boundaries or poses important questions, and collaboratively engages with the communities we serve to make positive change.

Whether you are a member of UCN's research community or with another institution or organization, we hope you will find the information you're looking for on this page or via the links in the upper left. 


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The Researcher Guide is intended to help researchers at all stages of their research and scholarly activity by providing essential information that they must take into account, as well as ‘good to know’ information that may be useful.

In addition, you can access "How to Brew the Perfect Research Project." This booklet offers step-by-step guidance in developing and working through a research project.

Also access the UCN Tutorial on Responsible Conduct of Research.

For more information, contact:

Harvey Briggs
Associate Vice-President
Reconciliation, Research and Academic Innovation
University College of the North 

Dr. Guru Chinnasamy, MSc, PhD
Manager of Research
University College of the North​ 

Policies               Research Support Fund

Our Services

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UCN's Office of Research & Innovation is here to provide assistance and get you connected!  We can help with:

  • developing a research budget
  • proposal writing and document editing
  • linking you to training and potential funding resources
  • helping you find a mentor, either within UCN or at another institution
  • helping you find a business, industry or community partner that could support your research
  • ensuring your research proposal is reviewed and receives ethics, environmental or other approvals that may be required

Get In Touch


Gurusamy Chinnasamy

Manager of Research

(204) 677-6363 


Ishwer Dherdi
UCN Thompson Campus, Room 304

The Researcher conducts contract research and pursues other research projects as assigned in coordination with UCN faculty. The Researcher increases UCN’s capacity to support research. 



Amanpreet Kaur
Administrative Assistant
(204) 677-6403 

Ms. Kaur covers both RRAI and the Office of Research and Innovation