New faces in the administration 

There are a few new faces in the Office of the Provost, and the Office of Research, as well as elsewhere throughout the university.

Provost and Vice-President Academic Affairs David Graham announced earlier this month that both Rama Bhat and Ollivier Dyens will take on Vice-Provost responsibilities.

Bhat will serve as Vice-Provost Academic Relations after having previously served as chair of the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering as well as Interim Dean of ENCS. Bhat has also served as a faculty representative on the Board of Governors. His new responsibilities include overseeing the CUFA and CUPFA collective agreements and promoting faculty career development.

Dyens has served as Chair of the Département d’Études françaises for the past three years. He will oversee curriculum development and promote outstanding teaching and learning at the university as Vice-Provost, Teaching and Learning.

Meanwhile, Vice-President Research and Graduate Studies Louise Dandurand announced that Carole Brabant will take over as Acting Director of the Office of Research. Brabant will handle the office during current director Garry Milton’s absence due to illness.

Dandurand has also announced that Catherine Vallejo, who served as chair of the Department of Classics, Modern Languages and Linguistics, will act as Interim Associate Vice-President International Relations. Vallejo will help facilitate relations and partnerships with academic institutions around the globe. She will hold the position for six months until Liselyn Adams returns from a 6-month sabbatical leave.

Sup Mei Graub has retired after nearly four decades at Concordia. Until a new director of Counselling and Development is found, Katie Sheahan has agreed to step in as Interim Director, in addition to her regular position as Director of Recreation and Athletics.


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