University Secretariat and Legal Counsel

University Secretariat and Legal Counsel

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Elected Members A - F



John Armitage

John Armitage

BSc. (Civil)' 71; Head Coach, Rowing (1977-2016), Varsity Hockey 1967/68/69; Business Owner; President, Greater Kingston Chamber of Commerce; Chair, Kingston Area Economic Development Commission; President, Kingston Home Builders' Association; Co-Founder, CFB Kingston Task Force; Chair, Canadian University Rowing Association. Member of: Kingston Business Hall of Fame, Kingston District Sports Hall of Fame, Kingston Rowing Hall of Fame, Brockville Collegiate Hall of Fame. Kingston Achievement Award (Kingston Branch of Queen's University Alumni Association); Paul Harris Fellow Award (Rotary Club of Kingston); Kingston 2017 Canada 150 Citizen of the Year; Rowing Canada Coach of the Year; OUA Coach of the Year, Lifetime member, Grant Hall Society. Current term to 2022.

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, 2014-18. President’s Advisory Committee on Non-Academic Misconduct, 2015. University Council Executive Committee and Nominating Committee. Current term to 2022.

Lindsay Board

Lindsay Board

ARTSCI 2012, Toronto, ON, Criminal Defence Lawyer. Passionate about trial and appellate advocacy, access to justice, and food. Member of the Criminal Lawyers' Association. Current term to 2022.

Judith Brown

Judith Brown

Judith Brown nee Wellman, BA’69, MSc.’04 SUNY at Buffalo, retired International educator with over 35 years teaching in Kingston, Bermuda, Egypt and China. Trustee Limestone School Board, Trustee on local Library Board, Past President and one of the founding members of Afro Caribe Community Foundation of Kingston (two scholarships to Queen’s annually: Robert Sutherland and Alfie Pierce). With Queen’s students from ACSA (African Caribbean Students Association) and QBAS (Queen’s Black Academic Society) we present a Black History Month Celebration to Kingston Community (I was responsible for moving the activity off campus to hopefully make it more accessible to the Kingston community). Past President of Frontenac Probus and CFUW. Judith is the 2019 recipient of the Jim Bennett Award for her role in advancing ethnic and racial inclusion and for being a long time champion for change in Kingston and at Queen’s. Current term to 2023.

Doug Bruce

Doug Bruce

BSc(Eng)'85, MBA'01 Edinburgh School of Business, UK. Elected University Council representative to the Board of Trustees. As a co-founder of a software company, Doug is directly involved with all aspects of the business; legal, financial, HR, sales, and marketing. His goal is to leverage this broad background to make a strong contribution to the many issues facing Queen’s. Elected by the University Council to the Board of Trustees - current term to 2021. Current term on University Council to 2023.

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 on the Board of Directors of The Museum of Healthcare. Served on a CIHR Ethics committee. Played Varsity Rugby 1968–75, Captain 1970, Coach 1979. Current term to 2020.

Portrait of Mervin Dewasha

Mervin Dewasha

BSc '71, Wahta First Nation. Professional Engineer (P.Eng), Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.), Civil Engineering. Semi-retired Civil Engineer, over 50 years of experience within the public and private sector. Vice-Chair of the Equity and Diversity Committee with the Professional Engineers of Ontario. Volunteer Director at the Miziwe Biik Development Corporation, supporting aboriginal housing. Chaired the Indigenous Committee for Habitat II, during the United Nations conference in Istanbul, Turkey. Recognized with over 10 professional awards, including a National Aboriginal Achievement Award and more recently the Queen’s “Engineering Excellence 125th Award”. Current term to 2023.

Portrait of Mary Dodd

Mary Dodd

B.COMM(Honours)’84; CPA, CA. Queen’s Debating Union 1980-1981, Gael 1981, Commerce Chronicle Manager 1982-1983, Teaching Assistant 1982-1984. Retired February 2019 after a 35 year career in the not-for-profit sector, most recently holding the dual role of CEO and CFO for Women's Hospital Foundation. Professional accomplishments include: $77 million fundraising campaign leveraged to build a new $500 million hospital; strategy leader in the creation of WCHF’s firstever strategic plan; appearing by request of the Canadian government before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance as an expert witness for charitable giving tax incentives. Current term to 2023.

Portrait of Mary Drinkwater

Mary Drinkwater

B.Ed. ’78; MPA ’08 (Queen’s U). PhD ’14 (Univ of Toronto). Kingston, ON. Lecturer and Assistant Professor in graduate courses in Faculties of Education at OISE/Univ of Toronto, Yorkville University and Queen’s University. Extensive scholarship in critical, decolonial and transformative education, including 3 published books. Member & Chair, University Council on Athletics-‘75-’77; ’91-’94. Member & Chair, Queen’s Alumnae Association-Kingston branch-‘00-‘04; Member of Queen’s Women’s Basketball team, Track & Field team, Diving team ( ‘73-’76); Alfie Pearce Trophy-’73; PHE ‘55 Alumne Trophy-’77. Past ChairCanAssistAfrica Relief Trust. Current term to 2023.

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.