Associate Vice-President, Planning & Analysis and Registrar


Dr. David McLaughlin

Dr. David McLaughlin was appointed Associate Vice-President (AVP), Planning & Analysis and Registrar on August 15, 2018. As the Registrar, David oversees the Office of the University Registrar, the formal repository of student records at MacEwan and students’ leading point of contact for admissions, registration, student financial aid and convocation. Through the Office of Institutional Analysis and Planning, the AVP, Planning & Analysis leads the Integrated Strategic Planning activities at MacEwan; coordinates analyses for decision making, program planning and program review; and liaises with various units in the Ministry of Advanced Education and with Campus Alberta Quality Council.

David joined MacEwan in July 1998 as a Mathematics instructor, following seven years in the British Columbia post-secondary system. David has a BSc in Mathematics (Honours) from Dalhousie University and an MSc and PhD in Mathematics from the University of Alberta. He is an associate professor in Mathematics in the Faculty of Arts and Science.

David has held numerous leadership roles at MacEwan, including several firsts (Research Officer, Chair of Mathematics and Statistics, Vice Chair of Academic Governance Council, Vice Chair of Faculty of Arts and Science Faculty Council), as well as Acting Associate Dean of Science, Acting Associate Vice-President Academic Research and, from 2013–2018, Executive Director of Institutional Analysis and Planning. David’s numerous service activities at MacEwan have contributed to MacEwan’s evolution into a comprehensive student-centred university. He has a passion for mathematics education and continues to volunteer time in the Math/Stats Learning Centre.