Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) Roundtable


The final report of Queen’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission Task Force (TRCTF), "Yakwanastahentéha Aankenjigemi | Extending the Rafters", released in March 2017, explores ways in which the university can play an active role in addressing the broader themes of the national Truth and Reconciliation Commission report and the commission's Calls to Action.

The TRCTF recommendations are broad in scope, encompassing students, staff, faculty, administration, curricula, and support services. As such, the successful implementation of the recommendations is dependent on engagement from units across the university. A TRC Roundtable was established in the spring of 2018 to bring together representatives from faculties, schools, and administrative units and ensure that the university as whole is engaged in the work of reconciliation/conciliation. 


Under the guidance of the Director of the Office of Indigenous Initiatives and the Deputy Provost (Academic Operations and Inclusion), the TRC Roundtable meets quarterly to:

  • Assist the Office of Indigenous Initiatives and the Deputy Provost (Academic Operations and Inclusion) in the coordination of Queen’s ongoing efforts to address the TRC Calls to Action;
  • Monitor the progress of the TRCTF implementation by reviewing faculty progress reports;
  • Encourage collaboration across faculties, schools, units and all departments;
  • Identify initiatives that would benefit from additional funding; and
  • Report issues, inefficiencies, and inconsistencies in the TRCTF implementation efforts to the TRC Roundtable for follow-up.


Name Faculty, School, Unit or Department
Jan Allen
Representative, Agnes Etherington Art Centre
Tricia Baldwin
Representative, Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts
Kandice Baptiste
Director, Four Directions Aboriginal Student Centre
Kelly Blair-Matuk
Representative, Office of the Vice-Principal (Research) 
Becca Carnevale
Representative, Faculty of Education
Leslie Flynn
Vice-Dean (Education), Faculty of Health Sciences
Lori Garnier
Representative, Smith School of Business
Kanonhsyonne (Janice Hill)
Associate Vice-Principal (Indigenous Initiatives and Reconciliation)
Leigh Kalin
Representative, Office of Advancement
Associate Vice-Principal, Office of the Associate Vice-Principal (International)
Cherie Metcalf
Associate Dean, Faculty of Law
Katie Montour
Indigenous Representative, Alma Mater Society
Teri Shearer
Deputy Provost (Academic Operations and Inclusion)
Stephanie Simpson
Associate Vice-Principal (Human Rights, Equity and Inclusion)
Harry Smith
University Ombudsman
Gordon Smith
Vice-Dean, Faculty of Arts and Science
Natasha Stirrett
Indigenous Representative, Society of Graduate and Professional Students
Marta Straznicky
Associate Dean, School of Graduate Studies
Ann Tierney
Vice-Provost and Dean, Student Affairs
Martha Whitehead
Vice-Provost (Digital Planning) and University Librarian
Sue Fostaty Young
Representative, Centre for Teaching and Learning
Representative, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Sciences