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Alumni elect 11 new University Council members

Queen’s alumni have elected 11 new representatives to University Council – 10 for a four-year term and one of two years – with a starting date of Sept. 1, 2022.

The successful candidates are:

  • John Armitage, Sc'71 (re-elected)
  • Elena Christopoulos, Artsci'10
  • Dr. Kieva Hranchuk, Artsci'09
  • Chessa Jope, Com'09
  • Erin Polansky, Artsci'96
  • Saara Romu, Artsci'98
  • Frannie Shen, Com'21
  • Amrita V. Singh, Law'12 (re-elected)
  • Susan Smith, Artsci'91 (re-elected)
  • Elaine Wu, Artsci’97, Artsci’98, MIR’00, Law’03 (re-elected)

The successful candidate for the two-year position is:

  • Heather Black, Sc'80 (re-elected)

An online vote for the 10 positions was held from May 31 to June 14.

A total of 42 candidates put their names forward for the four-year term positions and another five for the two-year position.

Established by statute in 1874, University Council serves as an advisory body to the university. Members provide advice on issues relating to the prosperity and well-being of Queen’s. The council’s responsibilities include the appointment of the Chancellor and the election of six members to the Board of Trustees.

For more information visit the University Secretariat and Legal Counsel website.

This story originally appeared in the Queen's Gazette