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Queen's University

Biographical Sketches

Ex Officio Members


    ChairPortrait 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 Brenda Brouwer

    Brenda Brouwer

    As Vice-Provost and Dean of the School of Graduate Studies Dr. Brouwer provides leadership for the administration, enrollment planning, program development/quality assurance and student support (academic and professional development). She maintains an externally supported research program focusing on the physical demands of mobility in aging and stroke and motor cortical control of movement. She has supervised more than 28 Master's and PhD students to completion in Rehabilitation Science, Neuroscience and Kinesiology & Health Studies and currently supervises 2 graduate students (1 Master's, 1 PhD )and 1 post-doctoral fellow.




    Portrait of Bill Flanagan

    Bill Flanagan

    Bill Flanagan holds a J.D. from the University of Toronto (1985), a D.E.A. from Paris I (Université Paris I-Sorbonne)(1986), and an LL.M. from Columbia University (1989). He has been a member of the Faculty of Law at Queen's University for the last 22 years and was appointed Dean of Law in 2005. He was reappointed for a third term in 2013. He was a law clerk for the Hon. Justice Estey of the Supreme Court of Canada from 1986-87. His biography on the Faculty of Law website can be found here:


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    Portrait of Alan Harrison

    Alan Harrison

    After spending 26 years at McMaster University, where he received a Lifetime Achievement Award in teaching from the McMaster Student's Union, Dr. Alan Harrison went on to become the Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) first at Carleton University (2003-2006), then the University of Calgary (2006-2011) before joining Queen's University in 2011 as its Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic).  As the university's senior academic, budget and operating officer, Dr. Harrison works with his fellow Vice-Principals to ensure that planning is fully integrated across the university, aligns with the academic mission, and is supported by an appropriate allocation of resources. 



    Portrait of Steven Liss

    Steven N. Liss

    Steven N. Liss is the Vice-Principal Research at Queen’s University and a full Professor of Environmental Studies and Chemical Engineering at Queen’s, with research focused on environmental biotechnology and engineering, applied microbiology, wastewater and water management, and fate of contaminants in engineered and natural environmental systems. He is a member and Chair of a number of Boards and management groups as part of his role in supporting research and innovation across Canada. He has also played a significant leadership role in the advancement of university education at the undergraduate and graduate level.


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    Portrait of Richard Reznick

    Richard Reznick

    of Toronto, Masters in medical education, Southern Illinois University, and fellowship in colorectal surgery at the University of Texas, Houston. At Toronto Faculty of Medicine, he was inaugural Director of the Faculty’s Centre for Research in Education at UHN, Vice President of Education at UHN and R. S. McLaughlin Professor and Chairman of the Department of Surgery. In July 2010, Dr. Reznick assumed the position of Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences at Queen’s University and Chief Executive Officer of the Southeastern Ontario Academic Medical Organization (SEAMO).




    Portrait of David Saunders

    David Saunders

    Since joining Queen’s School of Business (QSB) in 2003, David Saunders has led the development of a new strategic plan, two unique MBA programs and a suite of professional Masters programs. His focus on strengthening QSB’s international network has resulted in exchange partnerships with over 100 top global business schools, eight double-degree options for QSB students, and the opening of a QSB executive education facility in the UAE. David is co-author of the world’s three largest selling negotiation textbooks. He is Chair of the EQUIS Awarding Body and sits on the board of CEIBS (China Europe International Business School).



    Portrait of Ann Tierney

    Ann Tierney

    Ann leads Queen's Division of Student Affairs, which includes enrolment services for undergraduate and graduate students as well as residences and ancillary services. Ann has established new transition programs for Queen’s students, including Summer Orientation & Q Success; she has increased recreational space on campus and introduced new mental health education tools. She has two degrees from Queen’s - a Bachelor of Laws and a Masters in Public Administration. Ann was previously Vice Provost (Students) at the University of Calgary and served at Carleton University as Dean of Students & Associate Vice President, Student & Academic Support.


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    Portrait of Martha Whitehead

    Martha Whitehead

    Martha Whitehead was appointed Queen’s University Librarian in 2011. As a member of the Provost’s team, she leads the ongoing development and administration of information resources and services to support the university’s academic programs and research. Her portfolio includes Queen’s University Library, Queen’s University Archives, University Records Management, Queen’s Research Data Centre and the Copyright Advisory Office. She chairs the Information & Communications Working Group of Queen’s Accessibility Framework. She is a member of the Board of McGill Queen’s University Press. Ms. Whitehead is active in regional, national and international academic library initiatives. See



    Portrait of Kimberly Woodhouse

    Kimberly A. Woodhouse

    Dr. Kimberly A. Woodhouse, B.Eng., Ph.D. (Chemical Engineering) is the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science and a Professor of Chemical Engineering at Queen’s University. Dr. Woodhouse serves on the NSERC Council, the Canadian Academy of Engineering Board of Directors and the Ontario Research Fund Advisory Board. She has received a number of awards, including the Engineers Canada Medal for Excellence in Engineering Education; the Premier’s Excellence Award and the Professional Engineers Ontario Engineering Medal and is a Fellow of the Society of Biomaterials and a Fellow to the Canadian Academy of Engineering.

    Elected Members

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