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.
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Barb van Ingen, PhD, Vice-President Academic and Provost
The Office of the Provost is responsible for Academics, Academic Support and Research. Previously, Dr. van Ingen served as the Vice-President of 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.
Rizwan Kanji is Concordia University of Edmonton’s Vice President of Finance and Operations. He oversees Finance, Human Resources, Plant Operations, Custodial and Security Services, Bookstore and Food Services.
Rizwan is a Chartered Accountant with a number of years of experience working in large accounting firm as well as senior accounting roles in privately held companies.
Carmen Arth, PhD, Vice-President Campus Life
Dr. Carmen Arth is Concordia’s Vice President of Campus Life. Prior to taking this role early in 2022, she was a faculty member in the Psychology department. Dr. Arth is active in researching thriving and topics related to sexual and gender inclusion, and is engaged in innovation. She served as the Director of Clinical Training at Loma Linda University in the Master of Marital and Family Therapy Program for several years, and also worked in various teaching and administrative roles at Athabasca University. Dr. Arth is registered with the Alberta College of Social Workers and specializes in Narrative and Positive Psychology Practice, mainly working in private practice, and consulting with community agencies and school divisions to support them in creating transformative systemic change.
Manfred Zeuch, PhD, Vice-President External & International Relations
Dr. Manfred Zeuch is Vice-President, External & International Relations 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 successfully started Concordia’s internationalization in early 2012.
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.