Appointment Manager International Research and Development

PDAD&C #5, 2006-07


To: Principals, Deans, Academic Directors and Chairs
From: John R.G. Challis, Vice-President, Research and Associate Provost
Date: August 4, 2006
Re: Appointment Announcement - Manager, International Research and Development

I am delighted to announce that Helmut Reichenbächer, Ph.D., has been appointed Manager, International Research and Development.

In this newly-created position based in the Office of the Vice-President, Research & Associate Provost, and co-supervised by the Vice-Dean, Research, Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Reichenbächer will play a central role in identifying and pursuing new international funding opportunities leading to increased international research resources in support of the University’s internationalization strategy.

His mandate will include the following priorities:

  • Generating increased international research and stimulating cross-disciplinarity in international research; 
  • Building strategic alliances with such international organizations as CIDA, the IDRC, the World Bank, WHO, UNESCO, and major foundations; and 
  • Building cooperation on internationalization across the University.

Dr. Reichenbächer brings extensive experience in award issues and an international education to this position. He has over three years of experience as a Communications Officer in the pre-award environment of the University’s Government Research Infrastructure Program Office (GRIP). Before joining the University’s administration, he held positions as Associate Producer for CBC Radio and as Editor of Publications for the Canadian Opera Company.

He holds a Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of Toronto as well as a Staatsexamen Degree in English Philology and Pedagogy from the University of Cologne and a degree in Music from the College of Music, Cologne, Germany. Among his awards were scholarships from the German Academic Exchange Service and the International Council for Canadian Studies.

I know you will all join Dr. Reichenbächer in welcoming you to this new position.