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Elected Members M - Z



Eleanor MacDonald

Eleanor MacDonald

Eleanor MacDonald is Associate Professor (and Associate Head, at present) in the Department of Political Studies, cross-appointed to the Department of Gender Studies and the Graduate Program in Cultural Studies. From 2004 - 2007, she was Associate Dean in the School of Graduate Studies and Research. Her teaching and research are in the field of contemporary political theory, and she is interested in the intersections of identity politics and conceptualizations of property ownership, using a Critical Theory framework.

John MacLeod

John MacLeod

I received my Ph.D. in Experimental Medicine from McGill University and did my Post-doctoral work at the Brigham and Women's Hospital (Harvard Medical School). From 2003 to 2013 I held a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (GI Cell Physiology). My research focuses on a) how increased dietary calcium prevents colon cancer using transgenic mice and b) how Amphetamine triggers addiction in rats (Amphetamine triggers the same intracellular signals which cause colon cancer). We are also studying the molecular determinants of Wnt ligand secretion in the intestine, as disruption of this pathway leads to intestinal inflammation and cancer.

Dean McKeown

Dean McKeown

I have been working at Queen’s for over 23 years. I always felt it important to give back and volunteer to make the University a better place. I served on the Board of Trustees for 8 years, The QUSA Salary and Benefits Committee and several Senate Committees including nominations, SOARB, SCAD. These experiences provide me with a unique view of Queen’s. I understand the staff perspective when Senate is approving new programs, policies and procedures.

Jennifer Medves

Jennifer Medves

Dr. Jennifer Medves is in the second term of her position as Vice-Dean (Health Sciences) and Director of the School of nursing. She is a member of local and provincial committees whose mandate is to examine nursing education, nursing practice and health human resource planning. Her research program is Nursing in Healthy Rural Workplaces. Dr. Medves teaches in the Master of Healthcare Quality program as well as theory and philosophy of nursing in the masters and PhD programs in the School of Nursing. Publications include interprofessional education and practice, the use of simulation in education, and rural nursing practice.

 

Jan Mennell

I teach Spanish and Latin American Studies, and am a specialist in Jewish-Argentine women's narrative. I also work on Cuban and Argentine film. I was head of the former Department of Spanish and Italian and am currently Chair of the Steering Committee of Cultural Studies. I was also Chair of the QUIC council for six years and still sit on the council.

Jason Mercredi

Jason Mercredi

As Student Senator you can rely on me to voice contentions and propose alternatives to the Queen’s Law Faculty, general Queen’s University student body, and the Ontario Law Student Society. Opinions, ideas, concerns and even complaints, are all opportunities. We all need to feel safe in our expressions of each and we need confidence in those who advocate on our behalf. Building trusting relationships is the first step in actions that improve our shared experiences. We are all visionaries and I would be honoured to hear and share your vision.

Daniel David Moses

Daniel David Moses​

Playwright and poet, Daniel David Moses, a trailblazer among Canada’s First Nations writers, hails from the Six Nations Grand River. His most recent poetry collections are River Range (a CD with music by David Deleary) and ‘A Small Essay on the Largeness of Light’ and Other Poems (2012). His plays include Coyote City (a nominee for the 1991 Governor General’s Literary Award for Drama), The Dreaming Beauty (a winner of the 1990 Theatre Canada National Playwrighting Competition) and Almighty Voice and His Wife, included in The Norton Anthology of Drama, 2nd Edition, Volume 2: The Nineteenth Century to the Present.

Leila Notash

Leila Notash

Dr. Leila Notash is a professor in the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering. Her research area includes robotics with emphasis on parallel manipulators and failure recovery and fault tolerant operation. She is an associate editor of the Mechanism and Machine Theory and the Transactions of the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering. Dr. Notash is a licensed member of the Professional Engineers Ontario, a Fellow of Engineers Canada, and a recipient of the Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration Volunteer Service Award. http://my.me.queensu.ca/People/Notash/index.html

Julian Ortiz

Julian Ortiz

Dr. Ortiz is a Mining Engineer from Universidad de Chile, and Ph.D. in Mining Engineering (Geostatistics) from University of Alberta. Currently, he is an Associate Professor at the Robert M. Buchan Department of Mining at Queen’s University, where he teaches geostatistics and surface mining courses, and conducts research related to geostatistics, stochastic modelling of ore deposits, sampling and QA QC, and geometallurgical modelling. Previously, he worked as an Associate Professor at Universidad de Chile, where he was Head of the Department and Deputy Director of the Advanced Mining Technology Center.

Liam O'Sullivan

Liam O'Sullivan

After living in Toronto and Ottawa, I am happy to report that I am in Kingston working toward an M.D. I have worn many hats (from Chef to researcher) and held many I.D. badges (student, government, hospital, and otherwise) but I consider Queen's my home and my profession now (strange and sappy as that is).

Ishita Pande

Ishita Pande

Ishita Pande is an Associate Professor in the department of History, cross-appointed to Gender Studies. For more information, see:http://www.queensu.ca/history/people/facultyinstructors/pande-ishita

Natalie Rewa

She holds her Ph.D from University of Toronto, Graduate Centre for the Study of Drama is a Professor in the Dan SoDaM and is cross-appointed to the Departments of Cultural Studies and Gender Studies. Her research focus on opera concentrates on the work of Michael Levine and his design for Canada’s first complete production of Wagner’s Ring Cycle, (COC 2004-06). Her work investigates modernist design and performance and recently the ambulant production design for Asterion: a labyrinth, part 7 of R. Murray Schafer’s Patria Cycle. Currently her focus is on aspects of the interaction of architecture, sound and performance design. 

Darryl Robinson

Darryl Robinson

Darryl Robinson is a professor at Queen’s University Faculty of Law. He was a Hauser Scholar at New York University School of Law and a clerk at the Supreme Court of Canada. He served as a Legal Officer at Foreign Affairs Canada (1997-2004), where he earned a Minister's Citation and a Minister's Award for Foreign Policy Excellence for his work on the International Criminal Court and Canada's war crimes legislation. He was also an adviser at the International Criminal Court (2004-6) and a fellow at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law (2006-8).

Brittany Ryan

Brittany Ryan

Brittany Ryan is an MScOT candidate with the School of Rehabilitation Therapy. She previously studied Neuroscience at Dalhousie University before attending Queen's. Throughout her experiences she has gained an interest in policymaking, and is specifically interested in the process through which the wants and needs of the broader community are represented at the table. Brittany hopes to accurately represent her student colleagues from the School of Rehabilitation Therapy and positively affect the broader Queen's community through her position on the Senate.

Alexandru Sonoc

Alexandru Sonoc

Alexandru Sonoc is a PhD Candidate in Mechanical Engineering. He is researching a novel lithium ion battery recycling process. He has a B.A.Sc. from the University of Toronto and an M.A.Sc. from Royal Military College; both in chemical engineering. He is currently serving on the Senate Committee on Academic Development and as Health and Safety Executive for PSAC 901.

Rachel Tung

Rachel Tung

Rachel Tung (B.A. Hons., 2018) is an undergraduate student in Political Studies and the Certificate in Business. Since moving to Kingston from her hometown of Mississauga, ON, she has devoted her time to student service and advocacy. In her first year, she co-founded the Queen's Female Leadership in Politics Conference. Rachel has also served on the Political Studies Departmental Student Council for two years. She is passionate about gender politics, intersectionality, and economic empowerment. After being elected as a Senator, Rachel hopes to continue to contribute to a more diverse, accessible, and welcoming environment at Queen's. 

Craig Walker

Craig Walker

Craig Walker is Professor of Drama and Director of the Dan School of Drama and Music. He holds an M.A. in English and a Ph.D. in Drama from the University of Toronto. His publications include the book "The Buried Astrolabe: Canadian Dramatic Imagination and Western Tradition," and, as co-editor, "The Broadview Anthology of Drama." He has also worked extensively in the Canadian theatre as a director and actor. His writing for the stage includes his adaptation of James Joyce’s "Finnegans Wake" and a music drama written in collaboration with colleague John Burge, "One Last Night with Mata Hari."

Awet Weldemichael

Awet Weldemichael

Awet T. Weldemichael is Associate Professor and Queen’s National Scholar in the History Department. He holds a Ph.D. from UCLA and works on Northeast Africa and insular Southeast Asia. He is the author of Third World Colonialism and Strategies of Liberation (Cambridge, 2013) and a forthcoming monograph on the root causes, dynamics and consequences of maritime piracy in Somalia, among other scholarly publications. He has previously held teaching and research positions at African, European and U.S. universities. He has also worked for UN peacekeeping and The Carter Center election monitoring. He boasts about once being conversant in seven languages.

Michael White

Michael White

Michael White (BA, cum laude, Boston University; MLIS, University of Michigan) is the librarian for research services in the Engineering and Science Library. Prior to joining Queen’s in 2005, he worked as a librarian at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and the University of Maine at Orono. His academic interests include patent information and bibliometrics. He has authored chapters on patents in Chemical Information for Chemists: A Primer (Royal Society of Chemistry, 2013) and the Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science, 3rd ed. (Taylor & Francis, 2009). http://library.queensu.ca/about-us/staff/michael-white