Arshad Ahmad (1992)

ahmadAffiliation at the time of the award: Concordia University, Finance.

Citation: Arshad Ahmad is an Associate Professor and Director of the Finance Co-op Program at the John Molson School of Business at Concordia University. He joined the Finance Department in 1982.

Arshad received an MBA and Ph.D from McGill University and holds a CGA designation. He was recognized as a distinguished teacher in his Faculty in 1990 and an excellent teacher by the Concordia Council on Student Life. He was also honoured as the most dedicated professor to student life. In 2001, he began serving as Coordinator for the 3M teaching fellowships program. Arshad was also awarded the George L.Geis Dissertation of the Year Award for the most outstanding doctoral dissertation in Higher Education by the Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education.

Arshad has authored several texts, including Canadian Financial Management (5th Edition) and other learning material. The latter includes study guides, case studies, video series, CDROM, and pedagogical devices on the World Wide Web. His research interests are in the areas of cognitive and instructional psychology as well as the design of open-learning environments. He has created and taught the faculty’s first web-based undergraduate and graduate course in Personal Finance which has attracted record enrolment. He has also been awarded a major developmental grant by the Office of Learning Technologies to help the youth of minority communities (Blacks and the Cree) in developing lifelong learning skills.

Arshad has been very active in teaching and leaning issues in higher education. He chaired the Educational Technology Conference at Concordia University and has been an invited speaker at several universities including Laval, McGill, McMaster, Carleton, Western, Victoria as well as private and public institutions overseas.