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Queen's University

Office of Institutional Research and Planning

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Chris Conway, Director

(613) 533-6000 ext. 77939

Chris has been the Director of Institutional Research and Planning since October, 2000. He previously served as Director of Institutional Analysis at the University of Victoria, as the first Director of Institutional Research at the University of Northern British Columbia, and as Senior Policy Analyst in Athabasca University's Centre for Distance Education. Prior to entering the institutional research and planning field, Chris was an instructor at Ryerson University and a policy analyst/researcher in the energy and resources field.

Chris received his undergraduate degree in Urban and Regional Planning from Ryerson, and his master's degree in Environmental Studies from York University.  His research interests include accountability and performance measurement in post-secondary education, enrolment projection and management tools, and survey-based analysis and evaluation methods.

Chris’s personal interests include baseball, music, baseball, music, music, baseball and gourmet cooking.

Brian Lewis, Senior Research Analyst

(613) 533-6000 ext. 74009

Brian is an Institutional Research Analyst, where he has applied his number-crunching skills in the areas of enrolment planning, Maclean's, and various institutional areas for the last several years. Prior to joining the office, Brian worked for various other departments at Queen's. Before then, he worked as an economist and business analyst with the Ontario government and Canadian Pacific.

Brian holds a B.A. (Hons.) in Economics from Queen's, an M.A. and M.Phil in Economics from Columbia, and an MBA from Queen's.

Sara Montgomery, Research Analyst

(613) 533-6000 ext. 75642

Sara graduated from Queen's Geography in 1994 and went on to complete the GIS Applications Specialist program at Fleming College in 1996. Before returning to Queen's she worked for an IT consulting firm in Toronto as a GIS Programmer, and as an Application Developer with a fleet management firm. Sara works as a Research Analyst with Institutional Research & Planning. Her interest is in the methodological approaches to working with data, through database manipulation and statistical analysis.

Wendy Walsh, Research Analyst

(613) 533-6000 ext. 75703

Wendy moved to Kingston in 1981 to attend Queen’s and liked it so much she never left. She graduated with a B.Sc. (Hons) in Statistics and worked for the NCIC Clinical Trials Group at Queen’s for over 25 years before joining Institutional Research and Planning.  Her experience includes database management, programming and statistical reporting.

When she’s not in a gym cheering on her kids, Wendy attempts to hang onto her youth by playing competitive soccer. She also enjoys gardening, photography and travelling.

Kim Akerblom, Data and Administrative Assistant

(613) 533-2100

Kim has an extensive background in office administration and client service, both in the public and private sector. She worked for Academic Computing Services and Henson College, at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia before moving to Kingston, Ontario in July 1996. She joined Queen's in December 2000.

Personal interests include nature photography, walking, archaeology, listening to jazz, blogging, and doting on her fur kids.

Roger Healey, Gleefully Retired

A graduate from Queen's in 1975 (B.Sc. Biology) and in 1985 (M.Sc. Population Ecology), Roger worked in various capacities around Queen's for well over 30 years, starting with Computing Services in 1980 and moving to Arts & Science (1984), then Resources Planning (1985)--subsequently renamed Institutional Research & Planning and now part of the Planning & Budget Office.
Included in Roger's impressive work history was a recent two-year, full-time secondment as Coordinator of the U15 Data Exchange.

Roger now can be found cycling on area roads and trails, sailing on Lake Ontario or working on his golf swing. Somehow we don't think he misses us at all.

Kingston, Ontario, Canada. K7L 3N6. 613.533.2000