Edwards earned a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Loyola College, one of Concordia’s founding institutions, in 1971. He served on Concordia’s Board of Governors from 2000 to 2012 and was the board’s vice-chair from 2005 to 2012. He also chaired the Board of Governors’ University Advancement Committee. He is currently vice-chair of the Concordia University Foundation and KnowledgeOne Inc.
From 2005 to 2012, Brian was a trustee of the Canadian Irish Studies Foundation, which supports Concordia’s groundbreaking School of Canadian Irish Studies.
Brian is founder of BCE Emergis, one of North America’s most successful electronic commerce companies. He was its CEO from 1988 to 2002.
Today, Brian is a director on several corporate boards. His impressive community contributions include serving as chairman of the Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance, co-chairman of the Centraide of Greater Montreal campaign and chairman of the Research Centre of the Douglas Institute.