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Wilfrid Laurier University Office of Research Services
December 10, 2016
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Paul Barnard

Paul Barnard

Research Compliance Officer

Contact Information
Phone: 519.884.0710 ext.3131
Fax: 519-884-7670 (internal: x5096)
Office Location: Alumni Hall AH227
Office Hours: 8:30-4:30
Academic Background

-Honours BA (Physical Geography & History) - Trent University

-Bachelor of Education (Senior / Intermediate Program) - University of Western Ontario

-Diploma in Business - Georgian College of Applied Arts and Technology

-CGA Level II

-Certificate in Human Resource Management (CHRP Program) - Georgian College of Applied Arts and Technology


    Paul completed an Honours degree in Physical Geography with a focus in climatology at Trent University followed by a degree in Education at Western. Following graduation he worked as a secondary school teacher for several years and later for RWDI Inc., a consulting engineering firm. Here he specialized in analyzing wind flow / snow accumulation patterns using various modeling techniques to identify and make recommendations to improve the design of high rise buildings for the firmsí international clients. Following the completion of his Diploma in Business and Certificate in Human Resource Management he worked in the Member Relations Division of Gay-Lea Foods Inc. conducting market research and analysis, managing shareholder data and assisted in the implementation of a new financial database. Paul brought his project management and consulting skills to the Research Office in 2007 as a Grants Officer with primary responsibility for NSERC grants. In 2012 he changed roles assuming responsibility for research compliance. Outside of work Paul has played an active role in his local Kinsmen Club chairing numerous fund raising projects and serving in several executive positions, including President and at the District Level as Secretary / Treasurer.

Additional Information


  • Co-ordinates the operations and review process for the Research Ethics Board
  • Serves as contact person for all research compliance questions and concerns:  Research Ethics Board,  Research involving Biohazards and Radioactivity
  • Oversees Research Centres and the Research Centre review processes 
  • IT Administrator for the ROMEO system
  • Research Office policy development / review