About Dr. Ray Gosine, Associate Vice-President (Research)

Dr. Ray Gosine is Associate Vice-President (Research).

The Associate Vice-President (Research) works closely with the Vice-President (Research) and other academic leaders on the ongoing implementation of the Research Strategy Framework and other strategic priorities.


Following completion of an undergraduate degree (co-op) in Electrical Engineering at Memorial University of Newfoundland, Dr. Gosine attended Cambridge University in England where he completed a PhD in robotics.

Subsequently he held teaching and research positions at Cambridge University, the University of British Columbia (UBC) and Memorial University of Newfoundland. These appointments included an NSERC Chair in Industrial Automation at UBC (supported by BC Packers) and the J.I. Clark Chair of Intelligent Systems for Operations in Harsh Environments at Memorial University (supported by C-CORE). 

Dr. Gosine’s research is in the areas of telerobotics, machine vision and pattern recognition for applications in the natural resource industries. His teaching activities have covered a range of engineering topics including electric circuits, kinematics and dynamics, robotics, engineering design, and impacts of technology on society. Dr. Gosine has also taught graduate courses in the area of robotics and automation, computer vision, and adaptive pattern recognition.

From August 2002 – September 2003 Dr. Gosine was the Interim Associate Dean (Graduate Studies and Research) in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at Memorial University. Dr. Gosine became Dean of Engineering and Applied Science at Memorial University in October 2003 and served in this capacity until March 2008 when he was appointed Acting Associate Vice-President (Research) and subsequently Associate Vice-President (Research). From October 2008–September 2010, September 2014-April 2015, and September 2016–August 2017, Dr. Gosine served as Vice-President (Research), Pro Tempore.

Dr. Gosine currently serves on the Research Capacity Panel for the Government of Alberta and the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board. He is also on the Board of Directors for Shad International and the Health Research Ethics Authority. He served as Chair of the Board of Directors of the Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Newfoundland and Labrador (PEG-NL) and currently serves on the Registration Committee. Dr. Gosine has served on the Board of Directors for a number of organizations and companies involved in research and technology development, including ACENET, C-CORE, Verafin Inc., and Genesis Inc.

Dr. Gosine was Chair of a Panel appointed by the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador to conduct a Public Review of unconventional oil and gas development (i.e. fracking) in Western Newfoundland. This review considered the scientific, technical, socio-economic, public policy, regulatory, environmental, and public health issues associated with unconventional oil and gas development.

Dr. Gosine is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineers (FCAE) and a Fellow of Engineers Canada (FEC).

At its regular meeting on Feb. 4, 2016, the Board of Regents approved the reappointment of Dr. Gosine as Associate Vice-President (Research) for a second five-year term effective May 2016.

On Sept. 27, 2016, Dr. Gosine assumed the role of Vice-President (Research) Pro Tempore.

From September 2017-August 2019, Dr. Gosine was on sabbatical as a Visiting Professor at the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto and as a Visiting Scholar at Massey College. The focus of his sabbatical research was to develop an understanding of the opportunities, challenges, and consequences associated with automation and digitalization of Canada’s underground mining and offshore oil and gas industries. In June 2019, Dr. Gosine was appointed as a Fellow of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR) Research Program in Innovation, Equity and the Future of Prosperity (IEP).

In addition to his role as Associate Vice-President (Research), Dr. Gosine is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering with a cross appointment to Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering at Memorial University.  At the University of Toronto, he is a Senior Associate at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, and a Professor (status) of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering.