SMALL PLANET BIG THINKING
school of human kinetics. She has
more than 30 years of experience
in sport psychology consulting,
sport-related management consult-
ing and academic leadership.
CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY APPOINTS
NEW PRESIDENT AND VICE-CHANCELLOR,
NEW CHAIR OF THE BOARD OF GOVERNORS
has been appointed
and learning, at Brock University.
Ms. Lathrop has been teaching
at Brock since 1989 and most
recently served as associate dean,
undergraduate studies, in the
faculty of applied health sciences.
The appointment took effect Aug. 1.
Sylvie Richard est la nouvelle
registraire de l’Institut national
de la recherche scientifique depuis
le 18 juin. Mme Richard connaît
bien le milieu de l’éducation : au
cours des 15 dernières années, elle
a occupé diverses responsabilités
au Collège François-Xavier-
Garneau, entre autres celles d’aide
pédagogique individuelle, de
conseillère en orientation
et de conseillère pédagogique.
Mark Filiaggi and
John Newhook have
each been appointed
to a five-year, half-time
dent, research, at
Dr. Filiaggi is an associate professor
in the department of applied oral
sciences in the faculty of dentistry.
He has served as chair of his depart-
ment since 2005 and as assistant
dean of research for his faculty
since 2006. Dr. Newhook is head of
the department of civil and
resource engineering at Dal, as well
as the director of the Centre for
Innovation in Infrastructure within
the faculty of engineering.
Concordia University welcomes
Alan Shepard, who began a
five-year term as president and
vice-chancellor of Concordia
University on August 1, 2012.
Shepard has had an extensive career in academic
and administrative leadership at universities,
during which he has shown a strong commitment
to building and sustaining excellence, and
leading initiatives to support research and forge
partnerships with other institutions.
From 2007 until his appointment at Concordia,
he was provost and vice-president, academic,
at Ryerson University where he had oversight
of academic matters, strategic planning and the
budget. He was previously associate vice-president,
academic, of the University of Guelph and has led
two university departments as chair and director.
Shepard has a bachelor’s degree from St. Olaf
College in Minnesota and received his PhD in
English from the University of Virginia in 1990. He
held fellowships at the Folger Shakespeare Library
in Washington D.C., and the University of Toronto’s
Centre for Renaissance and Reformation Studies
and Northrop Frye Centre for the Humanities.
Shepard has published numerous books, essays and
technical reports, won awards for teaching, and
received grants to support his research, publications
and professional practice. He was editor-in-chief
for five years of the bilingual, multidisciplinary
Canadian journal Renaissance and Reformation
/ Renaissance et Réforme. He regularly speaks
publicly on contemporary issues facing universities.
NORMAN HÉBERT, JR.
APPOINTED CHAIR OF
BOARD OF GOVERNORS
Concordia University welcomes
Norman Hébert, Jr., as chair of its
Board of Governors for a three-
year term, which began on
July 1, 2012. He is well known in
Quebec as a successful business leader and highly
For more than 25 years he has been president and
chief executive officer of Groupe Park Avenue Inc.,
one of Canada’s first multi-franchise automobile
dealership operations. He has been chairman of
the board of directors of the Société des alcools
du Québec since 2006, and was previously a board
director at Hydro-Québec.
Hébert has served as vice-chair of Concordia’s
Board of Governors and was a member of the
advisory board of the John Molson School of
Business for six years. He has a commerce degree
from Concordia University and law degree from the
University of Ottawa. He is also a member of the
Hébert has led or contributed to a number of
charitable organizations and initiatives, including
eight consecutive years as co-chair and founder of
Concordia’s annual golf tournament, which raises
funds for student bursaries. He co-chaired the
2010 annual campaign for Centraide of Greater
Montreal, and was president of its Major Donors’
Circle for several years. He is also currently
co-chair of the capital campaign for the Hôpital