Dr. Vianne Timmons

Dr. Vianne Timmons

Policy & Practice

Dr. Vianne Timmons (President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Regina, Saskatchewan; President-Elect of the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disabilities) is a nationally and internationally recognized researcher and advocate in the field of inclusive education. During the course of her work, she has collaborated with several members of this team.

Dr. Timmons holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Mt. Allison University, a Bachelor of Education in Special Education from Acadia University, a Master of Education in Special Education from Gonzaga University, and a Ph.D. in Education Psychology from the University of Calgary. She has served as chair of the Education Department at St. Francix Xavier University, as well as Dean of Education and Vice-President, Academic Development at the University of Prince Edward Island. She has been President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Regina since 2008. In her role as President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Regina, Dr. Timmons maintains an active and wide-ranging research program, with particular emphasis on literacy, learning and inclusive education.

Research Interests

  • studying the factors that affect the retention of Aboriginal students in university;
  • exploring the connections between inclusive education and children's health;
  • evaluating the effectiveness of Canadian education policy in the area of inclusive education; and
  • developing family literacy programs for rural families, Aboriginal communities, and newcomers to Canada.