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2015 Featured Speakers

Dr. Julian Barling

Professor of Organizational Behavior & Borden Chair of Leadership, Queen's School of Business

Julian Barling PhotoJulian Barling holds the Borden Chair of Leadership in Queen’s University’s School of Business, and is the author of The science of leadership: Lessons from research for organizational leaders (Oxford University Press, 2014). This book has been #1 in several categories at Amazon throughout the year, and was on’s summer recommended reading list.

Julian’s research focuses primarily on the antecedents and development of transformational leadership, the effects of leaders’ own mental health on their leadership, and counterproductive workplace behaviors (e.g., workplace aggression, sexual harassment).

Julian is a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, the Association for Psychological Sciences, the European Academy of Occupational Health Psychology, and the Canadian Psychological Association.

Julian has received several teaching awards. MacLean's magazine 1996 survey of Canadian universities named him as one of Queen's University's most popular professors. In 2001, Dr. Barling received the National Post's "Leaders in Business Education" award, and in 2008, the Queen's University's Award for Excellence in Graduate Student Supervision.

Dr. Douglas Reid

Associate Professor of International Business and Strategy, Queen’s School of Business

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Professor Reid teaches international business at QSB in the undergraduate program.  In the past, he has taught global strategy, strategy, and strategy implementation in either the Cornell-Queen’s, AMBA, EMBA or full-time Queen’s MBA programs. 

As a researcher, Professor Reid originally focused on intercompany alliance dynamics and large alliance evolution.  Current projects include two books – one on the management of analytics, and the other on the risks and opportunities of measurement in organizations.

In 2005, Professor Reid was appointed as Distinguished Faculty Teaching Fellow at QSB in recognition of his accomplishments as a Queen’s instructor and ongoing interest in improving business teaching methods. This appointment was renewed once.

Professor Reid has contributed to numerous publications, including the International Journal of Management Reviews, Managing for Success, CIO Insight, the Globe and Mail and the National Post. Additionally, he has written several teaching cases, some of which have received national excellence awards.

He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Toronto (Victoria College), an MBA from the University of Toronto (Rotman School), an MPA from Queen's University (School of Policy Studies), and a PhD from the University of Western Ontario (Richard Ivey School of Business).  He receives a MDes from OCAD in 2015.

Prior to entering the academic world, Professor Reid was Vice-President of an international consulting firm, handling corporate issues management. He also worked for a former Premier of Ontario and as Chief of Staff to a provincial Cabinet Minister. In 1990, Professor Reid founded a consulting company - still active - whose clients were drawn primarily from Canada’s technology industries.  Professor Reid has served as a corporate director, on two private sector boards, and on one public agency board.  He earned the ICD.D designation for the Institute of Corporate Directors.  

Ms. Beth Barz

Queen's Women's Rugby Head Coach

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Beth Barz is in her 13th season with the Queen’s Gaels Rugby Team, her 10th as head coach. The 2013 season saw the Gaels win their first provincial banner and a CIS bronze medal, the team’s highest ever placing. 

A Queen’s graduate from the School of Physical Education (’00), Beth extensively volunteers as both a coach and coach educator. She is a Level Four certified coach and a World Rugby Educator who facilitates certifications in internationally and nationally recognized programs. Beth is currently involved with the National Coaching Institute as a module facilitator and mentor coach for coaches completing the Advanced Coaching Diploma program. 

Outside of Queen’s, she has previously worked with the National Senior Women, Canada U20 and U18, Ontario U17, Eastern Ontario 7s and at the high school where she teaches in Sydenham. 

In 2006, Beth was named CIS Coach of the Year and in 2013 was named the OUA Fox40 Female Coach of the Year. 


Dr. Daniel R. Woolf

Queen's Principal & Vice-Chancellor

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Daniel Robert Woolf is the 20th Principal and Vice-Chancellor of Queen's University. He is a historian and proud alumnus, who returned to his alma mater from the University of Alberta in Edmonton to begin his five-year term on September 1, 2009. He was reappointed in 2013 to a second term ending in 2019.

In addition to his role as Principal, Dr. Woolf is a professor in the Department of History. He supervises graduate students and participates on a part-time basis in undergraduate teaching. He has also continued his research activities in British history and the global history of historical writing. He has recently published three books - The Oxford History of Historical Writing, vols. 3 and 5 (in a series of which he is also general editor) and a textbook on historiography entitled A Global History of History for Cambridge University Press.  The latter has been translated into several languages.

Born in London, England, Dr. Woolf grew up in Winnipeg. He studied at Queen's University (BAH '80) and at Oxford University (DPhil '83). Returning to Queen's as a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) postdoctoral fellow in history ('84-'86), he taught first at Queen's and then at Bishop's University before joining Dalhousie University's History Department in 1987. He became a full professor in 1994, serving as Associate Dean and then Acting Dean of Graduate Studies. In 1999 he moved to McMaster University as Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, and in 2002 joined the University of Alberta as Dean of Arts.

As a senior university administrator, Dr. Woolf has a proven track record in governance, financial management and employee engagement. He is extensively involved in external relations and advancement programming, including fundraising and alumni relations, as well as community outreach. A powerful advocate for each institution for which he's worked, he has led the development of many innovative campus projects and initiatives.

A specialist in early modern British cultural history and in the history of historical thought and writing, he is the author and editor of a number of scholarly articles, monographs, books and encyclopedias. In 2004, Dr. Woolf was awarded the John Ben Snow Foundation Prize for the best book by a North American scholar in any field of British Studies focusing on the period between the Middle Ages and the 18th century. He is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London (2005) and was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 2006.Dr. Woolf is married to Julie Gordon-Woolf, formerly the Director of Planning for the Alberta Mental Health Board and a professional harpist.  She is currently a student in Queen’s Master of Science in Health Quality program.

Dr. Woolf is the father of three adult children, one of whom recently graduated from Queen's. His personal interests include music (especially jazz) and classic movies.  He is also an avid collector of rare books.

Session content from Alumni Volunteer Summit 2014

The recording and production of these videos were generously sponsored by the Queen's University Alumni Association Projects Fund.

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