For her service to the community
Miriam Roland spent 32 years in the US, where she studied international relations and psychology, before returning to her native Montreal and subsequently setting up a private psychotherapy practice.
In her first week back in 1978, she registered for classes at Concordia, and has been deeply involved with the university ever since. As a member of the Board of Governors from 1992 to 2004 she sat on the Executive, Advancement, Communications and Real Estate Planning Committees, helping guide the university through a period of great expansion.
As per her family’s ethos to give generously, Roland has established a number of community-oriented projects at Concordia over the years. These include a lecture series, bursaries in the Community Economic Development program, and endowments to fund special projects and students’ emergency needs.
She was the driving force behind making a course in business ethics mandatory for all John Molson School of Business graduate students. In 2018, she established a perpetual fund for graduate students in all four Concordia faculties.
Beyond Concordia, Roland has been an active board or committee member at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, Batshaw Youth and Family Centres, the Jewish Community Foundation of Montreal, the Wilstein Institute of Social Policy in Boston, the Taube Center for Jewish Studies at Stanford University, Ben Gurion University, Portage, and Centraide of Greater Montreal.
Miriam Roland will address the Faculty of Arts and Science on Monday, November 19 at 10 a.m.