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Jan 29, 2001

Dr. Robert Luke

January 29, 2001

Vice President, Research & Innovation – OCAD University

Dr. Robert Luke is the Vice-President, Research & Innovation at OCAD University. Reporting to and working closely with the President as a member of the executive team, Luke is responsible for the strategic leadership, implementation and expansion of the university’s research and research-creation capacity, including its research infrastructure and the development of academic business and incubation initiatives.

With over 15 years of experience working in progressive and growth-oriented academic environments, Luke is a recognized leader in research, innovation and research administration. He previously held the role of Vice-President, Research and Innovation at George Brown College, where he led the College’s applied research and innovation activities that focus on working with industry to address development needs and productivity challenges. Dr Luke was also responsible for institutional research and planning, focusing on overall educational quality measurement and improvement, and strategy implementation. In addition, he led the College’s department responsible for e-learning and teaching innovation.

He is chair of the Polytechnics Canada Research Group, a member of the Toronto Community Foundation Toronto Vital Signs Advisory Group, a member of the Programs and Quality Committee of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, and was a member of the Council of Canadian Academies’ Expert Panel on the State of Science and Technology in Canada, 2012. In 2012 he was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for contributions to Canadian education and innovation.