July 2015

WCRG Matters
A newsletter to keep members and partners informed.
Please Participate in the Survey!
Over the next few weeks, the WCRG is circulating a brief survey to identify areas of research interest. The objective of the survey is to collect information that will be used to organize productive research working groups and facilitate collaborative grant submissions. To complete the survey click here. It only takes 5 minutes!
WCRG Volunteers Deserve Congratulations!



WCRG will definitely miss two of our lead volunteers, Marisa Market and Mitchell Elliott. Marisa has been accepted into the MD/PhD program at the University of Ottawa and Mitchell will be heading to Medical School at the University of Toronto. We thank them for their dedication to WCRG and wish them all the best!

Did you know...


Our Executive Committee is the governing body that oversees all WCRG decisions regarding formulation, activities, communication, management and review while keeping with the WCRG's mission and vision. Here's a list of the current WCRG Executive Committee members and their positions.


Dr. Caroline Hamm, Windsor Regional Hospital

Clinical Research Director

Dr. Lisa Porter, University of Windsor

Translational Research Director

Ms. Karen Metcalfe, WCRG

Assistant Director

Dr. Dora Cavallo-Medved, University of Windsor

Strategic Development Chair

Public Outreach Chair

Dr. Marlys Koschinsky, University of Windsor

Governance Co-Chair

Mr. Ron Truant, Community Partner

Governance & Finance Co-Chair

Ms. Heather Pratt, University of Windsor

Finance Co-Chair

Ms. Krista Naccarato, Windsor Regional Hospital

Executive Member

Dr. Jeffrey Zonder, Karmanos Cancer Institute

Executive Member

Upcoming Funding Opportunities

A complete list of funding opportunities is available on our website.


To strengthen your proposal, any submissions with a University of Windsor PI, please send to Natasha Wiebe, Office of Research & Innovation Services: (a) Word files of draft application, and  (b) ORIS form signed by you, your area head, and dean. Please send documents to Natasha at least 1 week prior to funding organization's deadline. For WCRG members affiliated with other institutions, please contact Karen Metcalfe for support.  


Funding Organization
Letter of Intent Deadline*
Proposal Deadline
Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute
Impact Grants

Quality of Life Research Grants
March 25, 2015

July 2, 2015
Sept. 1, 2015

Nov. 1, 2015
Cancer Research Society
Operating Grant Competition
The Kidney Foundation of Canada
Biomedical Research Grants

 Allied Health Research Grant  

Sept. 1, 2015

Oct. 1, 2015

Oct. 1, 2015
Lymphoma Research Foundation
Foundation Grant Program
Sept. 2, 2015
Worldwide Cancer Research
Funding Rounds NA

 * UWindsor applicants: Please copy LOI to  Natasha Wiebe, ORIS