The University of Winnipeg is pleased to announce the appointment of alumnus Dr. Todd Mondor to the role of president and vice-chancellor. He becomes the institution’s tenth president and his term will run from April 1, 2022 through June 30, 2027.
Dr. Mondor is an innovative thinker and a collaborative leader. He will do an excellent job leading The University of Winnipeg in the post-pandemic era.
After more than two decades in a multitude of academic and administrative roles at the University of Manitoba (UM), including Deputy Provost (Academic Planning & Programs) since July 2019 with a concurrent tenured professor appointment in the Department of Psychology, Mondor brings extensive, progressive, proven leadership experience at the institutional, faculty, and department levels. He has demonstrated exceptional dedication to supporting academic excellence and student success.
“Dr. Mondor is an innovative thinker and a collaborative leader who strives to foster a respectful and inclusive working and learning environment, and is committed to engaging with all communities — ensuring that equity, diversity, and inclusion principles are integrated in all processes. I’m confident he will do an excellent job leading The University of Winnipeg into the post-pandemic era,” said Rohith Mascarenhas, Chair, Presidential Search Committee and past-Chair, Board of Regents.
Mondor is dedicated to academic excellence and student success. He began his career at Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick and joined UM in 1999, where he held a number of positions, including: Professor, Psychology; Associate Head (Graduate Program), Psychology; Head of Psychology; Associate Dean, Faculty of Graduate Studies; Vice-Provost (Graduate Education); and Dean, Faculty of Graduate Studies. He has taught numerous courses at UM both at the undergraduate and graduate level — and created the course ‘Thinking Critically About Psychological Research,’ which was made a requirement for the Psychology Honours program.
Devoted to mentoring students, Mondor supervised the theses of dozens of undergraduate and graduate students. In addition, he has collaborated with 20 students on undergraduate research projects at University of Manitoba and Mount Allison University, as well as several graduate students at UM.
Mondor’s academic research is focused on auditory memory and auditory selective attention. He received a University of Manitoba Rh award in 2000 for outstanding contributions in research and held NSERC funding for over 20 years as a faculty member. He has presented at dozens of conferences across North America, authored or co-authored many articles in academic journals, and has reviewed manuscripts for a variety of publications, as well as grant applications for NSERC and the National Science Foundation.
Mondor graduated from UWinnipeg in 1987 with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in psychology, before attaining both a master’s degree and doctorate in cognitive psychology from the University of Waterloo. He completed an NSERC post-doctoral fellowship at McGill University and the Montreal Neurological Institute.
“I feel excited and proud to return to The University of Winnipeg, especially at such a pivotal time. Winnipeg is a humble, hardworking city, and The University of Winnipeg has a unique role and place in it. The University excels at connecting with the inner city, with Indigenous communities, and with non-traditional students, and it is a privilege to be in a role where I can help build on that success.” said Dr. Mondor.
The University of Winnipeg is extremely grateful to Dr. James Currie, who has served as interim president and vice-chancellor since July 2020 — guiding the institution throughout the pandemic-impacted 2020-21 academic year, as well as the safe and successful phased return to campus in 2021-22.