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Queen's University

Elected Members A - F




Portrait of William S. BaillieWilliam S. Baillie

BSc(Eng.)'85, MBA'01(MIT Sloan Fellows). Vice-President - Almita Piling; Formerly VP Operations - Polytubes; Director of Operations - Normerica Building Systems, VP Manufacturing - Mattamy Homes, GM - Outokumpu Technology, GM - Husky Injection Molding Systems. Member Professional Engineers of Ontario, Member Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters. Queen’s Affiliations: University Councillor 2003-2009 (Current Term to 2015), Principal’s Circle Member, Applied Science Mentorship Program, Varsity Soccer Team 1982-83. Volunteer Activities: Soccer Coach, Fundraising Cyclist for MS Society and Sick Kids Hospital. Current term to 2015.



Portrait of Sue BatesSue Bates

BA'91 Kingston, Ontario. Licensed Financial Assistant. Year President 1988–89. ASUS Internal Affairs Commissioner 1989–90. QUAA Branch Contact Bahamas 1998–2001, Turks and Caicos Islands 2001-2005. QUAA National Board Member 2007-2009. QUAA Kingston Branch President 2008-2012; Currently EVP, Volunteer Recruitment & Recognition, QUAA Board; Member of SOARB, 175th Advisory Committee and UCAR. Board Member, Friends of the KFPL, Volunteer with United Way & Kingston Symphony. Current Term to 2017.


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Portrait of George F. BavingtonGregory F. Bavington

BSc(Eng)’85. Licensed Professional Engineer. Currently Executive Director, Queen's Innovation Connector, Special Advisor to the Provost, Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Former President and CEO, KN Rubber LLC., Chairman of the Board, Koneta Inc., Ohio, board Member of the Rubber Association of Canada. Speaker and Panelist, CIRQUE. Member of the Queen’s University Campaign Advisory Cabinet for Applied Science. Former Director, Queen's Engineering Society. Volunteer with North York Knights Hockey Association, and Multiple Sclerosis Society. Professional Engineers Ontario mentor. Member, American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Advisory board member of Kuzyk Trust, Polytubes Inc. and Black Earth Humic. Current term to 2015.


Portrait of Sarah BernierSarah Bernier

BCom’05: Sarah recently returned home to Canada after two years living in London, UK where she completed an MSc in Development Management from London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), and worked as an Associate with On Purpose (a one-year leadership development program in social enterprise). At present, Sarah works for the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development focusing on international development and trade issues. While at Queen’s, Sarah co-founded the School of Business Not-for-Profit Association, competed in varsity Ultimate Frisbee, and worked at Walkhome. Current term to 2016.



Portrait of Heather BlackHeather Black

SC’80, Toronto, ON Vice President, Architecture and Planning, Latin American Systems at Scotiabank. Morris Hall and Leonard Field Residence Councils. QUAA Board from 2003. QUAA President 2009-2012, with service on Queen’s Advancement Committee and Capital Campaign Cabinet. UC Reform Committee, 2012-2013, Chancellor Selection Committee, 2014. University Council Executive Committee and Program Committee, 2014. Current term to 2018.





Portrait of Richard BraitRichard Brait

Richard Brait (Sc'76, Law'80, BCL (Oxford)) is General Counsel of Siemens Canada. Siemens is one of the world’s largest engineering companies. In Canada it has 4,500 employees and annual revenue of $3.0 billion. Mr. Brait was formerly with Nortel Networks where he managed the intellectual property business, and was General Counsel to several divisions. He served as chair of the technology group at law firm, Stikeman Elliott and then as General Counsel at ATI Technologies. Later, Mr. Brait served as Chief Administrative Officer of Advanced Micro Devices Canada. Current term to 2018.

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Portrait of Jennifer BreckonJennifer Breckon

BSc(Eng)'02; Senior VP Engineering. Pilot. Calgary Queen’s Alumni board member 2005–2008. Permanent SCI’02 President. Engineering Society representative on AMS, Sci-formal Construction Manager and Sci 02 yearbook editor. Volunteer with Houston Museum of Fine Arts and June Rusche Hamrah Camp for All Foundation. Current term to 2017.





Portrait of Doug BruceDoug Bruce

BSc(Eng)'85, MBA'01 Edinburgh School of Business, UK. Co-founder and VP at Embedded Access Inc, a software firm in Ottawa. Involved with various EngSoc activities but in particular Editor and other positions at Golden Words for 4 years. Volunteer activities: 10 years competitive soccer coach and 6 years with Scouts Canada. I'm intrigued with the role of the council in general but specifically interested in how connections between alumni and students/new grads can be bridged, and helping to keep leadership and innovation in Canada.




Portrait of Carol Ann BuddCarol Ann Budd

BSc(Eng)'89, P.Eng. CFP®, Consultant, Investors Group Financial Services, Senior Research Scientist, INVISTA (Canada) Company. Chairperson, Canadian Aboriginal Science and Technology Society (CASTS) 2001-2010. Member of the Board of Directors of CASTS 1995-2001. Served on Queen’s University Council for a 6 year term starting in 2003. Band member of the Sagamok Ojibway nation. Past member of Circle of Advisors for Queen's Aboriginal Access to Engineering. Co-chair of Ban Righ Foundation Board of Directors 2012-13 and 2013-14. Member of the Aboriginal Council of Queen’s University (ACQU). Current term to 2015.



Portrait of Derek H. BurletonDerek H. Burleton

BCom'89, MSc'94(LSE). Vice-President & Deputy Chief Economist TD Bank Financial Group. Leads a team that analyzes and reports on Canadian economic trends, government finances and public policy issues. Member, Toronto and Canadian Association of Business Economists. Policy Committee Member of Toronto Board of Trade (2006–present) and the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (2007–present). Current term to 2016.


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Portrait of Jessica ButlerJessica Butler

BSc(Hons)'03, MD'08 (Dalhousie). Family Medicine, University of Ottawa (2010). Currently: Sport Medicine Fellow, University of Ottawa. Queen's Chancellor's Scholarship recipient. Undergraduate member of Senate Committee on Academic Development 2001–03. Co-chair, Cystic Fibrosis Committee 2002–03 and member 2000–02. Co-chair, High School Liaison Committee 2001–02. Fundraising co-chair, Arts & Science Formal Committee 2003. Member of Arts & Science 2003 Class Gift Committee. Campus tour guide 2001–03. Member of Kaleidoscope and Kids 4 Kids 1999–2001. Current term to 2017.



chak.jpgKingsley Chak

BSc’08(Queen’s), MBA’13(Chicago Booth). Consultant, Bain & Company 2008–now. Current member of the Executive Committee and Nominating Committee. President, Alma Mater Society 2007-08. Undergraduate Student Trustee, Queen’s Board of Trustee 2005-08. Student Constable, Alma Mater Society 2006-07. Tea Room Staff, Engineering Society 2006-07. Facilitator at Leggett Hall, MCRC 2006-07. Current term to 2017.




Portrait of James J. ChewJames J. Chew

BSc(Eng)’02. Masters of Environmental Design (Industrial Design) 2008, Product Strategy and Design Consultant, Management Consulting. UofC 1st Year Engineering Sessional Instructor (2007), Member of Calgary Stampede Next Generation Council (2006-07), Gauntlet Newspaper Student Director (2004-06). QUESSI Director (2001-02), Queen’s Student Constable (2000-02), EngSoc 34th CFES rep (2002), Queen’s Musical Theatre (2000-02), EngSoc Industrial Relations Committee (1999-2001), Queen’s Climbing Club (1998-2000), Queen’s Varsity Fencing (1998-99), Queen’s FREC Committee (1998-99). Current term to 2016.

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Portrait of Geoff ColeGeoff Cole

PEng, BA/BSc(Eng)’03. SFWA member, is a professional engineer and science fiction writer living in Vancouver, British Columbia, with his wife Nicole. Geoff manages the drinking water treatment and transmission system for Metro Vancouver. Geoff’s professional fiction has appeared in Imaginarium 2013: The Best Canadian Speculative Writing, Clarkesworld Magazine, and New World's Magazine. At Queen’s, Geoff was the Entertainment Manager for Clark Hall Pub, the winter co-director of Camp Outlook, a co-founder of the Queen’s Writing Club, a Science Quest instructor, and a founder of Quasar. Current term to 2016



Portrait of David J. CookDavid J. Cook

MSc’70, MD’75. My career has included Family and Emergency Medicine, extensive Clinical Research and executive positions with several international firms. I am a member of the Ontario and Canadian Medical Associations and a Fellow of the College of Family Physicians. I played rugby for Queen’s 1968-75 and was Captain in 1970. I volunteered as coach of the team in 1979. I have volunteered with the Canadian Institute of Health Research Working Group exploring Ethics Guidelines for Public – Private Partnerships and am involved with fund raising for the School of Medicine. Current term to 2016.



Portrait of Kathleen CowickKathleen Cowick

LLB'01. Partner with Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP (formerly Macleod Dixon LLP). Recipient of Agnes Benidickson Tricolour Award 2001. Member, Canadian and Alberta Bar Associations. Queen’s Experience: Vice-President 1999-2000 and President 2000-01 of the Society of Graduate and Professional Students, Law 2001 Class President, 1998-99 and Queen’s Senator. Member of Queen’s Law Dean’s Advisory Council 2002-2007. Volunteer with Junior Achievement, United Way and Walk-In Closet. Current term to 2016.


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Portrait of Nicola A. CrawfordNicola A. Crawford

BSc(Hons.)'08, MD 2012 (McMaster); Administrative Chair & Student representative of Life Sciences Student Council (2006-08), Member of Queen's Health Outreach (2006-08), Cuts for Cancer Fundraiser (2005-07), and Arts & Sciences Orientation (2005). Volunteered with Hotel Dieu Hospital (Kingston; 2004-08), St. John's Hospital (Bangalore, India; Summer 2006), Adolescent Shelter (Cusco, Peru; Summer 2008), Big Sisters Association (Peel Region; 2008-09) and Diverse City Initiative (Maytree Foundation & Toronto City Summit Alliance; 2009). MD student Wellness Committee (2009-2012), volunteer with MBC Youth Group, Milton (2010-12). Current term to 2017.


Portrait of Katherine CreweKatherine H. Crewe

BSc(Eng)'81, MEng'85 (McMaster). Site Director, Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals, with oversight to all facets of operations; member Professional Engineers Ontario; Board of Directors-Volunteer-West Island (oversight of Meals on Wheels in my community) 2011-, University Council representative to Alumni Assembly 2004-07, University Council 1986-1992, 2003-2009, 2009-2015, Applied Science Advisory Committee 1994-97, Chair 97-2000. Professional awards include PEO Order of Honour, CCPE Young Engineers Award, Queen’s Alumni Legacy of Achievement. Current term to 2015.



Portrait of Jenefer CurtisJenefer Curtis

BA(Hons)'85, MA(Western), Master of Journalism (Carleton). Currently a Senior Communications Advisor in the federal government (the Canada Border Services Agency). Former communications consultant and award-winning freelance journalist. At Queen's: Member of Queen's Bands, procter in Chown Hall, journalist for the Queen's Journal, Chairman of Queen's Model Parliament 1984–85. Would like to see University Council more active throughout the year in both a strategic and operational way. I wish to congratulate all those who worked on the new model for Council. Current term to 2015.

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Portrait of Keith deBellefeuille PercyKeith deBellefeuille Percy

Arts’67; DPA‘71(Carleton); Canadian Government Exhibition Commission, Privy Council Office and later the Canadian Embassy (Washington D.C.) where he developed Canada’s communications strategy for the U.S.A. Appointed Vice President-Marketing (Overseas) of the Canadian Tourism Commission and later President of the Ottawa Tourism Authority. Volunteer Chair of the Unitarian Service Committee (1999-2003). Past Chair of Crime Stoppers (National Capital Region) and board director of the Fort Henry Guard Club of Canada. Current term to 2017.



Portrait of Andrea DiasAndrea Dias

BSc(Hons)'09, JD'12 (Osgoode). Lawyer in Toronto. Member of the Law Society of Upper Canada and the Canadian Bar Association. Board Member, Junior Achievement Young Governors Council. Volunteer with Peel Children's Aid Society (2011-2012). Student activities at Queen's; Delegate, Harvard National Model UN (2005-2006); Volunteer, Kingston General Hospital (2006-2008); Traveled to Belize with Queen's Health Outreach (2008); Canadian Student Leadership Conference (2007-2008); Executive Member, Charity Ball (2007-2008); President, Queen’s India Students Association (2008-2009). Current term to 2018.



Portrait of James ElsonJames Elson

BSc(Eng)'02, LLB(Windsor)'08, MPP (Toronto)'14. Research Officer at the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, providing MPPs with non-partisan research and analysis on topics in law and public policy. University Councillor, member of the SPC - University Stances on Current Issues, and Co-chair of Queen’s Young Engineering Alumni, a group created to increase engagement and philanthropy amongst young alumni ( Previous roles include lawyer in private practice and summer policy intern at a major Canadian telecommunications company. Served as EngSoc President (2001-02), EngSoc VP of Student Development (2000-01). Current Term to 2016.



Portrait of H. Scott FairleyH. Scott Fairley

B.A.’74, LL.B.’77, LL.M.’79 (NYU), SJD’87 (Harvard). Lawyer practising civil litigation, international and constitutional law. Editor, Queen’s Law Journal (1977); former university professor (University of Windsor Faculty of Law, 1980-86; tenured, 1984); Director, and Chair, Political Portfolio, Muskoka Lakes Association, 1996-2006; President, Canadian Council on International Law, 1992-94; National Section Chair, Constitutional Law, 1991-93, International Law, 1998-2000, Canadian Bar Association; Co-Chair, Canada Committee, American Bar Association, 2006-2008. I welcome the opportunity to serve Queen’s and to make Council more useful and relevant to University Governance. Current term to 2015.

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Portrait of Winter FedykWinter L. Fedyk

MPA’04. Senior Policy Advisor, Executive Council and Office of the Premier, Government of Saskatchewan. Winter moved back to Regina in 2010 after a number of years in Ottawa working at the Treasury Board Secretariat, Finance, Privy Council Office and Foreign Affairs and revived the Queen City's Queen's Alumni Branch effective January 2011. (Check out our Facebook page for information on upcoming pub nights, gallery tours and Rider Games!) Runs and writes for pleasure, including blogging about her role on the University Council to inform and engage interested alumni. Current term to 2016.



Portrait of Tyler ForkesTyler B. Forkes

BA/BPHE'86, BEd'87. Assistant Vice-President, Alumni Relations at Ryerson University in Toronto. Tyler served as president of the QUAA from 2002-04, and received the Herbert J. Hamilton Award in 2006. While at Queen's he won an OUAA relay championship as a member of the varsity Track & Field team. He is a Past President of the Canadian Council for the Advancement of Education (CCAE) Ontario Branch. Tyler enjoys playing guitar and songwriting, and has an active streak of everyday running dating back to January 1, 1991. Current term to 2015.



Portrait of A. Gregory FranksonA. Gregory Frankson

OCT, BA'98, BEd'99. Ontario Certified Teacher. Member, Ontario College of Teachers. AMS President 1996–97. Chair, AMS Robert Sutherland Task Force 1997–98. Concurrent Education Students’ Association Council 1993–95 and CESA President 1995–96. Education Student Senator 1998–99. African-Caribbean Students’ Association 1993–99. Queen’s Debating Union 1997–99. Past member of Alumni Assembly. Board member, Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization 2005–09. Founder and Creative Director, Cytopoetics 2007–present. Inductee to the VERSe Ottawa Hall of Honour 2013. Poet Laureate for the International Initiative for Mental Health Leadership since 2007. Current term to 2016.

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Portrait of John FrezellJohn Frezell

BA(Hons)'87; Vice President Colliers International. I'm not sure what I should be telling you in less than ninety words other than that this is my third time running for University Council and obviously I have struck out the last two times! I'm hoping that third time is the charm! For all my loyal voters, I thank you and hope for your support once again. For anyone who has not voted for me in the past, give it a shot! What damage could I really do? Thanks. Current term to 2017.




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