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Queen's University

Elected Members A - F




Portrait of William S. BaillieWilliam S. Baillie

B.Sc.(Eng.)'85, MBA '01(MIT Sloan Fellows). VP Operations - Polytubes; Formerly 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-‘01, Turks and Caicos Islands 2001 – ‘05. QUAA National Board Member 2007-‘09. QUAA Kingston Branch President
2008 – ‘12; Currently EVP, Volunteer Recruitment & Recognition, QUAA Board; Member of SOARB. Volunteer for the following Kingston community organizations: Friends of the KFPL and Kingston Symphony. Current term to 2017.


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Portrait of George F. BavingtonGregory F. Bavington

B.Sc.(Eng)’85. Licensed Professional Engineer. Executive Director, Queen’s Innovation Connector. 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. 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

B.Com.’05; Sarah is an Associate with On Purpose in London, UK - a one-year leadership development program in social enterprise. She recently completed her Master's degree in Development Management at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Previously, Sarah worked as a Senior Policy Officer with Canada's Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, focusing on trade and international development 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. Recently completed my two year term as QUAA President and Chair of the QUAA Board, after 4 prior years on Board; also served on the Queen’s Advancement Committee and Capital Campaign Cabinet. Served on UC Reform Committee, 2012-2013. Currently serving on Chancellor Selection Committee. Current term to 2018.



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Portrait of Jennifer BreckonJennifer Breckon

B.Sc.(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 Carol Ann BuddCarol Ann Budd

B.Sc.(Eng.)’89, P.Eng. 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. 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. Current term to 2015.




Portrait of Derek H. BurletonDerek H. Burleton

B.Com.’89, M.Sc.’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

B.Sc.(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.



Portrait of Kingsley ChakKingsley Chak

B.Sc.(Hons.)'08. MBA Candidate, Class of 2013, University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Senior Associate Consultant, Bain & Company 2008-11. 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 in Leggett Hall, MCRC 2006-07. Volunteer with Future Possibilities for Kids. Current term to 2017.




Portrait of James J. ChewJames J. Chew

B.Sc.(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

P.Eng, B.A./B.Sc(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

M.Sc.’70, M.D.’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

LL.B.'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

B.Sc.(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

B.Sc.(Eng.)'81, M.Eng.'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 1986-92, 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

B.A.(Hons.)'85, M.A.(Western), Master of Journalism (Carleton). Currently a Senior Communications Advisor in the federal public service. 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. Currently: Member: Canadian Association of Journalists. Would like to see University Council more active throughout the year in both a strategic and operational way. Current term to 2015.


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Portrait of Keith deBellefeuille PercyKeith deBellefeuille Percy

Arts’67; D.P.A. ‘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 (’99-2003). 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 James ElsonJames Elson

B.Sc.(Mech.Eng.)'02. Candidate, UofT Masters of Public Policy 2014. Recipient, Joseph A. Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship 2013-2014. Regulatory Policy Intern, Rogers Communications Inc., summer 2013. Executive Member, Queen’s Young Engineering Alumni (Toronto) 2012-present. Associate, Goldman Sloan Nash & Haber LLP 2009-2012. Graduate, University of Windsor Faculty of Law 2008. Vice President (Finance), University of Windsor Students' Law Society 2007-08. Program Manager, ATI Technologies (now AMD) 2002-2005. President, Queen's University Engineering Society 2001-02. Engineering Society Vice-President (Student Development) 2000-01. AMS Council Member 2000-02. Engineering Orientation Committee Member 1999. 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

M.P.A.’04. Director, Apprenticeship and Workforce Skills, Ministry of the Economy. 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

B.A./B.P.H.E.'86, B.Ed.'87. Executive Director of Alumni Relations at Ryerson University in Toronto. Tyler served as president of the QUAA from 2002-4, 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, B.A.'98, B.Ed.'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 and University Council.  Board member, Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization 2005-09.  Director Emeritus of Capital Poetry Collective and Vice-Chair (Communications), Spoken Word Canada Board of Directors.  Poet Laureate for the International Initiative for Mental Health Leadership.  Current term to 2016. 

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Portrait of John FrezellJohn Frezell

B.A.(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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