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Steven N. Liss

Ryerson University
Vice-President, Research and Innovation
Steven N. Liss is Ryerson’s Vice-President, Research and Innovation, and a professor of Chemistry and Biology in the Faculty of Science. Professor Liss returned to Ryerson, in April 2017 following a decade of distinguished service at the University of Guelph and at Queen’s University, where he served as Vice-Principal (Research) and a professor of Environmental Studies and Chemical Engineering. For his contributions to Canada’s research and innovation ecosystem, Steven was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012. He has also held numerous positions on a number of boards and councils and continues to play an important leadership role nationally in the advancement of support for digital infrastructure. Professor Liss has been instrumental in advancing Ryerson’s significant research growth and the development of partnerships and collaborations in support of scaling and accelerating scholarly, creative and research activities across the university. He leads a bold research plan. In his role he has been instrumental in the creation of the Roger’s CyberSecure Catalyst, Ryerson’s role in the establishment of the Future Skills Centre, harnessing the university’s strengths in city building, through the launch of City Building Ryerson, and advancing Ryerson’s role as a leader in health and well-being.