Associate Vice-Presidents

Associate Vice-President, Students

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Tim Tang

Associate Vice-President, Students

Tim Tang is a postsecondary leader with over 15 years of experience at several universities in Ontario and Alberta, with expertise in student affairs, enrolment management, internationalization, advancement and alumni relations, and program and policy development. He was appointed Associate Vice-President, Students (AVPS) at MacEwan University, effective June 1, 2021.

In this role, Tim plays an important part in creating an overarching vision and strategy for supporting student access, health, wellness, and growth. He also oversees the development and delivery of integrated and effective student services and programs, and the administration of student-related policies. As the AVPS, Tim provides leadership and guidance to a wide range of service units that are crucial to student success, including the Academic Advising Centre, Wellness and Psychological Services, Access and Disability Resources, Exam Services Centre, Academic Integrity Office, and Student Conduct. He also leads programs and initiatives that set students up for success, such as the First-Year Experience, New Student Orientation, as well as those that enrich students’ time at the university, including kihêw waciston, and Griffins Athletics. He is dedicated to enabling student success and engagement both inside and outside the classroom.

Prior to joining MacEwan, Tim held leadership roles at the University of Toronto, Queen’s, York University, and the University of Alberta, where he was most recently the Assistant Registrar and Director, Admissions. In this role, Tim effectively stewarded the launch of a new admissions system, led key proposals to adjust admissions practices in response to the pandemic, and developed strong collaborative relationships across the university, all while maintaining a high level of service to applicants and faculties. He also led efforts related to the centralization of admissions and enrolment management functions in support of service excellence transformation. While at Queen’s, Tim played a key role in establishing a new central unit with a mandate to help shape a holistic student experience, and led the design and implementation of programs and services related to new student orientation, undergraduate student transition, leadership development, and community-engaged learning. Known for his capacity to combine and leverage his skills in strategic planning with a collaborative and student-centric approach, Tim successfully established a culture of collaboration and support, improved student engagement and retention, and facilitated success for a diverse population of learners.

In addition, Tim is a champion and advocate for equity, diversity, inclusion, and reconciliation, and has led EDII initiatives at an institutional level. In 2017, Tim was appointed by the Queen’s Principal to serve on a six-member advisory committee tasked with developing a comprehensive set of university-wide, implementation-focused program and policy recommendations, working alongside the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Task Force and informed by extensive consultations with the campus community.

Born in Toronto, Ontario, Tim received a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in molecular genetics from the University of Toronto, and M.Ed. and MPA degrees from Queen’s University. He has also completed a postgraduate certificate in intercultural studies from UBC. Tim brings a theoretically-informed and evidenced-based approach to his work as an educator, administrator, and leader in the higher education sector. His areas of expertise and research interests are assessment and evaluation, educational policy, and organizational behaviour and leadership.

 

Associate Vice-President, Research

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Dr. Craig Kuziemsky

Dr. Craig Kuziemsky was appointed Associate Vice-President, Research, at MacEwan University on September 1, 2019. Dr. Kuziemsky also holds the rank of professor in the School of Business. He graduated from the University of Alberta with a B.Sc. in Medical Laboratory Science and a Bachelor of Commerce with Distinction. He received his doctoral degree in Health Information Science from the University of Victoria in 2006.

Prior to joining MacEwan, Craig was a full professor and University Research Chair in Healthcare Innovation in the Telfer School of Management at the University of Ottawa. He also served as director of the M.Sc. in Health Systems program (2010-16) and the Master of Health Administration Program (2017-19). Craig was also awarded the University of Ottawa 2013 Young Researcher of the Year Award in the Social Sciences and Humanities. Craig’s research has developed innovative approaches to model collaborative health care delivery to support the design of information and communication technology (ICT) to support different contexts of collaboration. His studies of collaboration have used approaches such as complexity theory to understand the nature of collaborative interactions in different healthcare settings such as clinical health care and public health for disaster management.

In his role as Associate Vice-President Research, Craig provides leadership in developing and nurturing the research enterprise at MacEwan.  Internally, he is responsible for the overall leadership and management of the Office of Research Services and its responsibilities, including developing and interpreting research policy and protocols, grant administration, facilitating collaboration across MacEwan’s various faculties and promoting MacEwan’s research excellence and impact. Externally, Craig engages with the community, industry partners, different levels of government, granting councils and other research institutions and universities to create a dynamic research atmosphere for MacEwan’s faculty, staff and students. Craig also provides executive leadership for MacEwan International and Career Development and Experiential Learning.

Associate Vice-President, Planning & Analysis and Registrar

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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.