Graham Carr

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Chair of Universities Canada’s research committee


Graham Carr is president and vice-chancellor of Concordia University. Ranked as the top North American university under 50 years old, Concordia has two Montreal campuses that are home to more than 50,000 students from more than 150 countries.

Graham’s previous leadership positions at Concordia include provost and vice-president, academic affairs; vice-president, research and graduate studies; and dean of graduate studies.

Born in Quebec, Graham earned his PhD from the University of Maine and is a professor in the department of history. His research focuses on Cold War cultural history.

Graham sits on the steering committee of Montreal Climate Partnership (Partenariat climat Montréal) and currently serves on the board of U SPORTS, the national brand for university sports in Canada. He previously served on the board of the board of directors of Centraide (United Way) of Greated Montreal, the Leadership Council for Digital Infrastructure, as president of the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences, as chair of the Canada-US Fulbright selection committee, and for many years on the National Capital Commission’s Advisory Committee for Communications, Marketing and Programming.

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