Kyle

demes

Ph.d.

Research and Administration

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In an increasingly complex and dynamic research ecosystem, administration is frequently cited as a roadblock or impediment that has to be navigated around to realize the full potential of research. That does not need to be the case. I bring a research lens to my administrative practice to bridge this disconnect, ensuring that researchers receive the support they need and that we create an adaptable, equitable, and impact-focused research ecosystem in Canada.

Professional Competencies

RESEARCH
ADMINISTRATION

MARINE ECOLOGY

EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN

COMMUNICATIONS

SEAWEED BIOLOGY

STATISTICAL ANALYSES

PROCESS ARCHITECT

STRATEGY

EQUITY

LEADERSHIP

ANALYTICS

 

Research

administration

CAREER AT A GLANCE

2018 - PRESENT

Simon Fraser University

Director, Institutional Strategic Awards

I provide leadership to a team of research development staff to create successful applications and manage post-award processes for large-scale research programs.

2016-2018

University of British Columbia

Senior Advisor, Strategic Initiatives

I worked with the VP and AVP Research to operationalize strategic priorities in UBC's research portfolio, including design and implementation of novel support programs.

2015-2016

Tula Foundation | Hakai Institute

Strategic Partnerships & Research Administration

I helped the philanthrophic organization transition from a model of funding Universities to creating a world-class research institute.

2013-2015

Simon Fraser University

Hakai Postdoctoral Fellow

My work on marine resource management assessed impacts of sea otter recovery, analyzed protection area efficacy, and identified tar sands research priorities for BC.   

2009-2013

University of British Columbia

Ph. D. Zoology

I studied how physical forces from waves drive the evolution of seaweeds. Side projects investigated impacts of ferry wakes and the proposed Kinder Morgan expansion on BC's coastal ecosystems.

2007-2009

Moss Landing Marine Labs

M.Sc. Marine Science

My research investigated the impacts of climate change on reproductive strategies in kelp. While a student, I also served as Student Body President. 

CONTACT

To contact me about my current administrative work at Simon Fraser University​:

kyle_demes@sfu.ca

To contact me about my research activities or any other matters, please use:

kyle.demes@gmail.com

778-877-9802

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