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Queen's University

Biographical Sketches

Ex Officio Members



Portrait of David Dodge


David Dodge

O.C.,B.A.'65, Ph.D.'72 (Princeton), LL.D.'02, LL.D.'07 (UBC), LL.D.'07(Ottawa). Assistant Deputy Minister, Employment and Immigration (1980-84); Assistant Deputy Minister, Finance (1984-92); Deputy Minister, Finance (1992-97); Deputy Minister of Health (1998-2001); Governor, Bank of Canada (2001-08); Assistant Professor, Queen's (1968-72); Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins (1977-80); Executive in Residence, UBC (1997-98); Visiting Professor, Simon Fraser (1997-98). He is Senior Advisor at Bennett Jones LLP one of Canada’s leading law firms. He is a member of the board of directors of Canadian Utilities Limited, the C.D. Howe Institute and the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research. Also, he co-chairs the Global Market Monitoring Group of the International Institute of Finance. In 2009, he was elected a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.



Portrait of Daniel Woolf


Daniel R. Woolf

B.A.(Hons.)’80, D.Phil.’83 (Oxford). Daniel Woolf became Queen’s University’s 20th Principal and Vice-Chancellor on Sept 1 2009. Formerly Dean of Arts at the University of Alberta, he has also been a professor and administrator at McMaster University and Dalhousie University. Born in Britain and raised in Winnipeg, he studied history at Queen’s (BAH 1980) before earning a DPhil at Oxford University (1983) and then returning to Queen’s as a SSHRC postdoctoral fellow in history. A specialist in early modern British history and in the history of historical thought and writing, he is also a Professor in the Queen’s History Department and remains active in research and graduate supervision. He is married and has three children, one of them a Queen’s student. He is a Fellow of a number of learned societies, including the Royal Society of Canada.




Portrait of Jennifer Medves

Jennifer Medves

Dr. Jennifer Medves is the Director of the School of Nursing and Vice-Dean Faculty of Health Sciences. Dr Medves is a member of local, provincial and federal committees whose mandate is to examine maternity practice and sustain health care for women at a time when there are looming health human resource shortages. Her research program, is Nursing in Healthy Rural Workplaces. Her teaching areas are maternal child health, philosophy of nursing science, and research methods. Publications include collaboration in teams to reduce the effects of pandemic influenza, evidence for practice in maternity care, and rural collaborative nursing practice. Elected by the University Senate to the University Council Executive Committee – current term to 2014.


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Portrait of Tobias Thomas

Tobias Thomas

B.Sc. (Eng.)’85, M.B.A.’91 (Harvard). President and CEO Kinetico Incorporated - a leading global manufacturer of residential and commercial water purification and water treatment systems. Prior: Chief Marketing Officer, Kinetico. Senior Partner, Monitor Group and Chief Application Officer, M2C – Monitor’s marketing strategy group specializing in growth strategies. Member of M2C’s leadership team, and co-founder of Marketing Software Services Group. Bar manager, Clark Hall Pub. EngSoc award for Managerial excellence. Elected by the University Council to the Board of Trustees – current term to 2015.




Portrait of Dan Tisch

Dan Tisch

B.A.’88, E.M.B.A.’96. CEO of leading national public relations firm. Expertise in reputation management & non-profit governance. Chair, External Relations & Development Committee, Queen’s Board of Trustees. Lecturer & advisor, Queen’s School of Business, 1996-date. Reunion coordinator, 1997-2006. Internal Affairs Commissioner, member of ASUS Assembly, 1986-87. Sports Editor, Queen's Journal, 1985-86. Former Senior Advisor to Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs. Governor, North York General Hospital, 2001-11. Chair, Social Venture Partners Toronto, 2010-2013. Chair, Churchill Society for Advancement of Parliamentary Democracy, 2004-07. Leader, Scouts Canada, 2000-date. Chair, Global Alliance for PR & Communication Management. Fellow, Canadian Public Relations Society. Elected by the University Council to the Board of Trustees - current term to 2014.




Portrait of Innes van Nostrand

Innes van Nostrand

Sc.’86. Principal, Appleby College. Formerly Vice-Principal, Upper Canada College. Worked for 13 years in Alumni Affairs at Queen’s (Director from 1992-99.) Active in dozens of Queen’s groups, including: President, University Club; President, AMS; QUESSI; EngSoc; Campaign for Queen’s; Challenge Campaign; University Council; and many Alumni groups. Recipient of Tricolour Award, Engineering Society Award, and Herbert Hamilton Award. Involved in many professional and community organizations including CAIS, NAIS, Habitat for Humanity, Christ Church Deer Park, and Barrow Foundation. Recipient of CCAE Lifetime Achievement Award. Member Board of Trustees Audit and Risk and Governance and Nominating (Chair) Committees. Elected by the University Council to the Board of Trustees - current term to 2016.


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Portrait of Mary Wilson Trider

Mary Wilson Trider

B.Com.’82. President & CEO, Almonte General Hospital. Active in numerous healthcare industry committees. Member, Canadian and Ontario Institutes of Chartered Accountants and Canadian College of Health Leaders. Board member, Ontario 211 Services Corporation and Thirteen Strings Chamber Orchestra. Past Board Chair, United Way of York Region and Past Vice-Chair, Booth Centennial Healthcare Linen Services. Former Treasurer, National Ballet Endowment Foundation. At Queen’s, Artsci Frosh Week volunteer 1979, Member and Co-Chair AMS High School Liaison Committee 1980 - 1982. Elected by the University Council to the Board of Trustees – current term to 2016.

Elected Members

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