University Secretariat and Legal Counsel

University Secretariat and Legal Counsel

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Elected Members A - F



David Babin

David Babin

Economics BAH '07 and MA '09, JD (Osgoode Hall Law School) '12. Enforcement Counsel for the Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada for the Prairie and Central Regions, called to the Bars of Ontario and Alberta. Current member of the Queen’s Annual Volunteer Summit Champions Committee, and former executive member of the Queen’s University Alumni Branch Calgary. Member of Queen’s Bands 2003-2006, AMS Board of Directors 2006-2007, Arts and Science Orientation Week Operations Chair 2006-2007 and Queen’s Players Toronto Board Member 2010-2011. Current term to 2020.

Heather Black

Heather Black

Sc’80, Toronto, ON. Past Vice President, Architecture and Planning, Latin American Systems, Scotiabank. Morris Hall and Leonard Field Residence Councils.  QUAA Board from 2003.  QUAA President 2009-2011, with service on Queen’s Advancement Committee and Capital Campaign Cabinet. UC Reform Committee, 2012-2013, Chancellor Selection Committee, 2014.  UC Program Committee, 2014.  President’s Advisory Committee on Non-Academic Misconduct, 2015. University Council Executive Committee and Nominating Committee. Current term to 2018. 

Richard Brait

Richard Brait

Richard Brait (Sc'76, Law'80, BCL (Oxford)) is General Counsel of Siemens Canada.  Siemens is one of the world’s largest engineering companies.  In Canada it has 5,000 employees and annual revenue of $3.0 billion.  Mr. Brait was formerly with Nortel Networks where he managed the intellectual property business, and was General Counsel to several divisions.  He served as chair of the technology group at law firm, Stikeman Elliott and then as General Counsel at ATI Technologies.  Later, Mr. Brait served as Chief Administrative Officer of Advanced Micro Devices Canada. Current term to 2018.

Doug Bruce

Doug Bruce

BSc(Eng)'85, MBA'01 Edinburgh School of Business, UK. As a co-founder of a software company that develops and licenses intellectual property I’m directly involved with all aspects of the business; legal, financial, HR, sales, and marketing. My goal is to leverage this broad background to make a strong contribution to the many issues facing Queen’s and the Board of Trustees. Even if it’s in a small way I hope my involvement can help new grads overcome the challenges they face and to help keep innovation and leadership in Canada.  Elected by the University Council to the Board of Trustees - current term to 2018. Current term on University Council to 2018.

Donald Cameron

Donald Cameron

BA'81. President DCC Consulting. Formerly Senior Vice-President of Development Sobey's Inc. and Director of Operations Loblaws, Calgary Alberta.  Member, Queen's Varsity Rugby team, 1977–78 winners of the OUAA Rugby Championship in 1978; AMS Constable 1977–79; Member, University Council on Athletics; Writer for the Queen's Journal; Convener, Bews Sports; Employee, Queen's Pub 1980–81. University Council Representative - Alumni Association. Member, Grant Hall Society. Member of University Council since 2001, 2nd term ended May 2013.  Current term to 2019.

Jamie Cameron

Jamie Cameron

BASc’06 (Mech), MBA. Toronto, ON, PMP, PEng (ON). At Queen’s: Engineering Society - Director of Internal Affairs 2004–05; Clark Hall Pub - Science Constable 2004–06, Business Manager 2005-06; Sci Formal ‘06 - Construction Manager 2004–05; Sci’06 Yearbook - Co-editor 2005–06; Queen’s First Aid - responder 2002–06. Currently: Member of Advancement Committee, Kingsway College School. Member of North York Heritage Preservation Committee, City of Toronto. Manager with KPMG’s Infrastructure & Major Projects Advisory practice in Toronto. Current term to 2019.

Jonathan Cescon

Jonathan Cescon

BA(Hons)'00, JD/MBA'04 (U of T), Toronto, ON, Senior Associate at Torys LLP (corporate and securities law). Member of the Queen's Varsity Swim Team and an Academic All-Canadian from 1996-2000. Twice selected as MVP. Married Kelly Hatch (BSc(Hons)'00) after getting engaged at the ArtSci formal. A parent of three future Queen’s grads. Swims with North Toronto Masters and volunteers with Toronto Swim Club. Current term to 2018.

David J. Cook

David J. Cook

MSc'70, MD'75. Career in Family and Emergency Medicine, Clinical Research and as a senior executive for several international firms. Member of Ontario and Canadian Medical Associations. Fellow/Life member College of Family Physicians. Second term on University Council and recently served on Special Purpose Committees for Athletics and 175th Anniversary. Serve on Advancement committees for Dean of Health Sciences and for The Museum of Healthcare. Served on a CIHR Ethics committee. Played Varsity Rugby 1968–75, Captain 1970, Coach 1979. Current term to 2020.

Andrea Dias

Andrea Dias

BSc(Hons)'09, JD'12 (Osgoode). Lawyer in Toronto. Member of the Law Society of Upper Canada and the Canadian Bar Association. Board Member, Junior Achievement Young Governors Council. Volunteer with Peel Children's Aid Society (2011–2012). Student activities at Queen's; Delegate, Harvard National Model UN (2005–2006); Volunteer, Kingston General Hospital (2006–2008); Traveled to Belize with Queen's Health Outreach (2008); Canadian Student Leadership Conference (2007–2008); Executive Member, Charity Ball (2007–2008); President, Queen’s India Students Association (2008–2009). Current term to 2018.

Lorna Jean Edmonds

Lorna Jean Edmonds

Lorna Jean Edmonds is the Vice Provost for Global Affairs and International Studies at Ohio University, USA and Professor, College of Health Sciences and Professions. She has held senior roles at the University of Toronto, University of Ottawa, Western University and Queen’s University. She has worked with the public and private sectors and funding agencies in Canada and in Asia, the Americas, Europe and Africa. She received her PhD, University of East Anglia, UK; MHA, University of Ottawa; and BA, Queen’s University. Recent scholarship is in higher education strategy and outer space governance. Current term to 2019.

Mark Ellis

Mark Ellis

LLB Queen’s, 1980. Toronto litigation, governance and employment lawyer. Perennial visiting course lecturer and 2015 recipient of LSS Teaching Excellence Award. Appellant advocate, SCC regarding governance, employment and first nations cases. Author of the leading treatise on fiduciary obligation (Good Faith, Compliance, Governance) oft-quoted as authority by the SCC and all levels of court. Founding and continuing member, Steering Committee for Queen’s Centre for Excellence and Employment in Workplace Law. Volunteer coaching for underprivileged youth. Activist volunteer in social welfare and children’s aid sectors. Law Society lecturer. Current term to 2019.

Greg Frankson

Greg Frankson

BA'98, B.Ed.'99, Whitby, ON, Engagement & Outreach Manager, Whitby Chamber of Commerce. Member, Ontario College of Teachers. CESA President 1995-96, AMS President 1996-97, Education Student Senator 1998-99. Chair, AMS Robert Sutherland Task Force 1997-99. QUAA Branch volunteer and Assembly representative 1997-2006. Elected member, University Council 1998-2006 and 2008-16. Member of Queen's Debating Union 1997-99. Poet Laureate, International Initiative for Mental Health Leadership 2007-14. Past Board member, Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization and Tropicana Community Services Organization (Toronto). Author of three published collections of poetry. Current term to 2021.

John Frezell

John Frezell

BA(Hons)'87; Vice President Colliers International. I have enjoyed my time on the University Council and look forward to my continuing work with the University Council. Current term to 2021.