Tim Loreman, PhD, President and Vice-Chancellor
Dr. Tim Loreman is Concordia University of Edmonton’s 8th president as of January 1st, 2017. Dr. Loreman was previously the Vice-President Academic and Provost at Concordia University of Edmonton. He is also a professor in the Faculty of Education and was previously a classroom teacher. His active research interests include inclusive education and pedagogy, having published widely in the area. He has held visiting professorships at the Hong Kong Institute for Education, the University of Bologna, and Queens University Belfast. He has been involved in a number of major Canadian and international research grants along with large international studies on inclusive education. Dr. Loreman was founding editor of the International Journal of Whole Schooling and more recently Exceptionality Education International.
Valerie Henitiuk, PhD, Vice-President Academic and Provost
Valerie Henitiuk is an award-winning, widely published scholar and experienced academic administrator, especially in the area of faculty development. Previously, Dr. Henitiuk was Professor in the Department of English, as well as University Advisor for Indigenous Initiatives, and Executive Director of the Centre for the Advancement of Faculty Excellence (CAFÉ) at MacEwan University. Her prior experience includes serving as Director of the British Centre for Literary Translation and Associate Professor at the University of East Anglia (UK). Dr. Henitiuk’s research has focused on translation studies, world literature, Japanese literature, and women’s writing; currently, she is studying the translation and circulation of Inuit literature in English and French, supported by a SSHRC Insight Development Grant.
Richard Currie, MHSA, CPA-CGA, Vice-President Finance & Operations
Richard Currie has been Vice-President, Finance and Operations since 2009. Highly experienced in both the advanced education and health care sectors, Richard acts as Chief Financial Officer and provides oversight to the operational departments of the university. He has a master of Health Services Administration from University of Alberta, holds a CPA designation, and is member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Alberta.
Manfred Zeuch, PhD, Vice-President Research & International
Dr. Manfred Zeuch is Vice-President, International and Research at Concordia University of Edmonton. He holds a PhD from the University of Strasbourg, France, and has worked as a professor, in international relations and in research administration at a large university in South Brazil for many years. He started Concordia’s internationalization in early 2012, and combines the two portfolios, positioning Concordia on the international scene with a growing research capacity.
Barb van Ingen, PhD, Vice-President Student Life and Learning
Dr. Barb van Ingen is Concordia University of Edmonton’s Vice-President Student Life and Learning. She is a Counselling Psychologist, registered with the College of Alberta Psychologists and a member of the Psychologists Association of Alberta. Dr. van Ingen teaches Educational Psychology and Psychology, and was a classroom teacher with Edmonton Public Schools. She co-chairs the Wellness Research Cluster and researches university student wellness.
These are the members of the President’s Executive Council (PEC). The function of this team is to advise the President, through discussion, on all matters pertaining to the administration of the institution, and to serve as a consultative forum for its members. As a body, PEC has neither legislative, policy-making nor administrative authority. Its purpose is to provide advice for the allocation of resources and with administrative planning, research and development.