James Roach (he/him/his)
Director of implementation
James joined Concordia in 2014 as a senior communications advisor for Institutional Affairs and was later promoted to manager of Institutional Communications. His project portfolio included Concordia's 4TH SPACE, Black Perspectives Office, Centre for Teaching and Learning, Concordia Library, District 3, Equity Office, Indigenous Directions, Office of the Provost and the President's Task Force on Anti-Black Racism.
James has served on university committees, teams and working groups that include the leadership team of the President's Task Force on Anti-Black Racism, Working Group on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, Advisory Group on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, Task Force on Sexual Misconduct and Sexual Violence, and the university's Emergency Operations Committee.
His work is informed by the Advisory Committee on the Implementation of Recommendations from the President's Task Force on Anti-Black Racism, Black Perspectives Office, Equity Office, Indigenous Directions, Office of the Provost, NouLa Centre for Black Students and members of the Concordia and Montreal community.
James is a Concordia alumnus with a BA in Sociology and an MSc in Corporate Communications and Public Affairs.
As task force director, James leads the implementation of the final recommendations and collaborates closely with task force project coordinator Cynthia Alphonse.
He reports to Lisa White, executive director of the Equity Office.