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Queen's University

Elected Members A - M



Portrait of Meghan Brunner

Meghan Brunner

B.Sc. Computer Engineering Candidate '15. Webmaster, Women in Science and Engineering (2011-2013). Marketing Student, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science (2011-present). President, Queen's American Students Association (2012-present). Elected Senator, Queen's Engineering Society (2012-2014). Meghan is an aspiring computer engineer with an interest in photography and video editing.




Portrait of Yolande Chan

Yolande E. Chan

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

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Portrait of Tuba Chishti

Tuba Chishti

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.




Portrait of Lynda Colgan

Lynda Colgan

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.


Portrait of Euler De Souza

Euler De Souza

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.


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Portrait of Isabelle Duchaine

Isabelle Duchaine

Isabelle is entering her final year of a History-Politics medial, with an academic focus on Canadian Social History and international security. As Academic Affairs Commissioner for the AMS 2013-2014, Isabelle served as the AMS representative on numerous University and provincial policy committees, which encouraged her Senate run. Her particular interests on Senate include academic program development, internationalization, and access for marginalized groups. Currently, she serves as the Student Senate Caucus Chair and the Chair of the Politics Departmental Student Council. In the future, she hopes to attend Graduate School for public policy or global affairs.



Portrait of a Female Silhouette

Petra Fachinger

Petra Fachinger has a PhD in Comparative Literature from UBC. She teaches in the English Department and is affiliated with the graduate program in Cultural Studies. Her research interests include Canadian literature, Indigenous literatures, and diaspora studies. Her publications focus on cross-cultural relations and transcultural trauma, transnationalism, and urban reality. She is a recipient of the 2004 Chancellor’s Research Award and a co-author of the Queen’s University Academic Plan 2011.


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Portrait of Myra Hird

Myra Hird

Myra J. Hird is Professor and Queen's National Scholar in the School of Environmental Studies at Queen’s University ( Professor Hird is Director of Canada’s Waste Flow, an interdisciplinary research project focused on waste as a global scientific-technical and socio-ethical issue (, and Director of the genera Research Group (gRG), an interdisciplinary research network of collaborating natural, social, and humanities scholars focused on the topic of waste. Hird has published eight books and over fifty articles and book chapters on a diversity of topics relating to science studies.



Portrait of Gregory Jerkiewicz

Gregory Jerkiewicz

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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Portrait of Vincen Jiang

Vincent Jiang

Vincent is currently attending the fourth year of his Bachelor of Commerce program at the Queen's School of Business. In addition to representing the Bachelor of Commerce program in the Senate, Vincent is an active partner in Limestone Capital, a 35k student-run investment fund, and Queen's Business Consulting, a consulting service provided by QSB of which he is the student manager. Vincent looks forward to pursuing his passion for accountability, increasing transparency, and engaging and informing the student body about the work of the Senate. He looks forward to hearing about your needs, causes, and concerns at LinkedIn:



Portrait of Deborah Knight

Deborah Knight

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.



Portrait of Terry Krupa

Terry Krupa

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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Portrait of Patrick Martin

Patrick Martin

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





Portrait of Nancy McCormack

Nancy McCormack

Nancy McCormack B.A., M.A., M.L.I.S., J.D., LL.M. is an Associate Professor of Law and Librarian (joint appointment). She teaches legal research and writing to upper year and graduate Law students and has published widely on law, librarianship and legal research. She is the co-author of The Practical Guide to Canadian Legal Research (Carswell, 2010), Updating Statutes and Regulations for all Canadian Jurisdictions (Carswell, 2012), Introduction to the Law and Legal System of Canada (Carswell, 2013), and Managing Burnout in the Workplace: A Guide for Information Professionals (Chandos, 2013). Website:

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Portrait of Jennifer Medves

Jennifer Medves

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.



Portrait of Ian Moore

Ian Moore

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.

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