Alexander Cavaliere is a Geological Engineering student with a passion for learning and finding creative problems to solve. He has extensive public speaking and student government experience, at Queen's and elsewhere. In his free time, Alexander is fond of reading or biking. He enjoys cooking, and uses fresh ingredients almost daily, including his own home-grown herbs. Alexander has spent most of his high school and university careers advocating for student rights. He most appreciates talking to other students and hearing their stories. Feel free to approach him and say hi! He is often in the ILC or around campus.
Yolande E. Chan is Associate Vice-Principal (Research) and E. Marie Shantz Professor of MIS at Queen’s University. She holds a Ph.D. from the Ivey Business School, Western University; an M.Phil. in Management Studies from Oxford; and S.M. and S.B. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from M.I.T. She is a Rhodes Scholar and a Queen’s National Scholar. Dr. Chan’s research interests include digital technology strategy, innovation, and knowledge management. She serves on several editorial boards and has published her research in leading journals such as MIS Quarterly, Information Systems Research, and the Journal of Management Information Systems. See http://business.queensu.ca/faculty_and_research/faculty_list/ychan.php
Bill Chen is a third year student in the Bachelor of Commerce program. Bill is passionate about learning new experiences and student governance is a subject he would like to become deeply involved with. Aside from serving as a Senator, Bill is also organizing DECA Queen's Invitational 2014, an intercollegiate business competition, as the conference Co-Chair. In the future, Bill hopes to bring his diverse perspective to the field of Management Consulting and eventually pursue a MBA degree. LinkedIn Profile: ca.linkedin.com/pub/bill-chen/60/5b7/bbb/
Tuba is a 4th year biochemistry major and economics minor here at Queen's. Prior to this year, she has been involved primarily in residences with the student government (former president of the now amalgamated Main Campus Residents' Council). She has served on a few Senate committees before (Senate Residence and Student Life Center) and now sits on the Senate Library Committee. She is very passionate about residences, non-academic discipline, student involvement and governance at Queen's, and Harry Potter.
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At the BEd level, Dr. Colgan instructs mathematics curriculum methods courses for prospective Elementary (K to Grade 6) and Intermediate (Grades 7 to 9) teachers. At the graduate level, Dr. Colgan teaches Qualitative Research Methods as well as courses in curriculum change and the assessment of student learning. Her research interests include parent involvement in mathematics education; informal science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) learning environments; mathematics curriculum development and community-university partnerships. Dr. Colgan is the developer of an award-winning children's mathematics education television show, The Prime Radicals, and is also the author of a widely acclaimed children's book, Mathemagic.
Euler De Souza, a registered professional engineer in the Province of Ontario, is a mining engineer specializing in: mine ventilation, ventilation planning, management and economics, mine environment and air quality control, and ventilation monitoring. He holds B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Mining Engineering. He is currently affiliated with the R.M. Buchan Department of Mining, Queen's University, as an Associate Professor. He is a well established and recognized advisor to industry in the area of mine ventilation (past 25 years), being one of the very few experts in the field in Canada.
Oded Haklai has been teaching at Queen’s since July 2004. His areas of interest include international and comparative politics, national and ethnic conflict, Middle East, and Israeli-Palestinian relations. His book, Palestinian Ethnonationalism in Israel was awarded the 2012 Shapiro Award for best book in Israel Studies by the Association for Israel Studies. He is also the author of numerous peer reviewed articles, co-editor of two books, and winner of several prestigious research grants. Haklai has held several visiting fellowships and scholarships at a number of institutions around the globe.
My involvement in university governance started when I served on the Senate of the Gdansk University of Technology (Poland) as an undergraduate student. My involvement in non-governance university activities started in September 1980 when I became one of the founders of the Independent Student Association, following the creation of the NSZZ Solidarnosc (Solidarity) trade union. I immigrated to Canada in 1985, graduated with a PhD degree from the University of Ottawa in 1991, was a faculty at the Universite de Sherbrooke from 1992 until 2002, and joined Queen’s in 2002.
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Dr. Justinich graduated from Queen's Medicine (1984), completed pediatric residency (Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario) and fellowship in pediatric gastroenterology (University of Montreal, Ste. Justine Hospital). Early career began at the University of Connecticut, then he returned to Queen's in January of 2003 to practice and teach Pediatric Gastroenterology in the Department of Pediatrics. Dr. Justinich heads an innovative Food Allergy Program which includes a basic science laboratory in the GI Diseases Research Unit (GIDRU) with research focusing on food allergic gastrointestinal diseases and the role of esophageal epithelial cells in the pathophysiology of esophagitis. Website: http://meds.queensu.ca/pedsgastro
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After completing my Ph.D. at the University of Toronto in 1993, I came to Queen’s as a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow and was then appointed as a Queen’s National Scholar in 1995. My primary research is in the philosophy of art, with attention to the narrative arts (literature, film, etc.). I have served in several administrative roles in the Philosophy Department and have participated on committees within the Faculty of Arts and Science and the School of Graduate Studies. I am currently Chair of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Philosophy.
Erik S. Knutsen (LL.B., Osgoode, LL.M., Harvard) is Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law. His areas of academic interest include tort, insurance, and the civil litigation system. In addition to authoring articles on those subjects, he is a co-author of casebooks on Canadian civil litigation and American insurance law. Professor Knutsen has twice earned the faculty teaching award at Queens. He has practiced tort and insurance litigation in Toronto, Thunder Bay, and New York.
Dr. Krupa is a Professor in the School of Rehabilitation Therapy and holds cross-appointments in the Department of Psychiatry and the School of Nursing. Her research interests focus on enabling the full community participation of people who experience mental illness. Dr. Krupa was the first recipient of the Pioneer Award for Recovery Research presented by Psychosocial Rehabilitation Canada (2011), and received the Muriel Driver Lectureship (2007) and the Award for Leadership (2010) recognizing significant contributions in the profession of Occupational Therapy. Dr. Krupa received the Queen’s University Alumni Award for Excellence in Teaching in 1999.
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My expertise and research interest is in polar environments, particularly permafrost dynamics, geomorphology, hydrology and limnology. I have a special interest in landscape stability and change due to climate and human activities. I have worked in the Canadian Arctic for over 25 years and I initiated and direct the Cape Bounty Arctic Watershed Observatory, Melville Island. This facility supports integrated land and water research by a wide range of investigators, students and community members. In the Department of Geography, I teach Water Resources, Arctic Environments, Geomorphology, Hydrology and Field Methods.
Engineering Chemistry, TU Darmstadt, Germany, 1992. Ph.D. Physical Chemistry, U. Victoria, BC. 1996 Visiting Fellowship in a Government Lab at the National Research Council, Ottawa, ON, 1996-1998. P.Eng. 2003. At Queen's Since 1999: Physical, and (micro-)analytical chemistry using optical and laser techniques. http://www.chem.queensu.ca/people/faculty/loockhp
Patrick Martin holds a BSc and a PhD from the University of Toronto and a MSc from Queen’s University. He joined Queen’s University in 1984 and is currently a Professor in the School of Computing. His web page is at http://research.cs.queensu.ca/home/martin/
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.
I received my PhD in Mathematics from Dalhousie University. I taught at Purdue University, UCLA, and the University of Toronto before coming to Queen's in 1987. I am now Graduate Coordinator for the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. My research is in free probability and random matrices, an area with applications to economics, statistics, wireless communications, and theoretical physics as well as many areas of mathematics. I teach courses at all levels: from first year undergraduates to PhD students.
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Ian Moore hails from Edmonton, Alberta and is currently an MPA/JD student. His professional background includes stints in student government, management consulting, transportation planning, political campaigning, and citizen engagement. He is passionate about Canadiana, sustainability, and social justice, and actively seeks ways to connect these interests in his personal and professional commitments. In February 2013, Ian was recognized by the Alberta Council for Global Cooperation as a 2013 Top 30 Under 30 for his contributions to Alberta’s sustainability community. He holds a BA in Political Science and Human Geography from the University of Alberta.