University Secretariat and Legal Counsel

University Secretariat and Legal Counsel
University Secretariat and Legal Counsel

Biographical Sketches


Ex Officio

The Chancellor

Jim Leech

James William Leech, C.M.

Jim Leech was appointed 14th Chancellor of Queen's University in 2014 following his retirement as President and CEO of the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, one of the world’s largest plans. Previously, Mr. Leech was president and CEO of Unicorp Canada Corporation, one of Canada's first public merchant banks, and Union Energy Inc., then one of North America's largest integrated energy companies.  Mr. Leech is: on the Board (past Chair) of the Mastercard Foundation, Senior Advisor to McKinsey & Company, Chair Emeritus of the Toronto General & Western Foundation, Chair of the Institute for Sustainable Finance, and Honorary Colonel of 32 Signal Regiment, Canadian Forces; served as Special Advisor to the Prime Minister (2017-2018); and was a founding director of Right to Play International. Mr. Leech has been a member of Queen’s Board of Trustees, University Council and Chair of Queen’s Smith School of Business Advisory Board.  In 2013, he co-authored The Third Rail, Confronting our Pension Failures, a best-selling book that received the 2013-2014 National Business Book Award.  In 2010, Mr. Leech was awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal, in 2014 was invested as a Member of the Order of Canada, and in 2019 received the Canadian Decoration for his military service.  Mr. Leech holds a BSc (Hons Math and Physics) and Honorary Doctor of Laws (LL.D) from the Royal Military College of Canada and an MBA from Queen's University and is a graduate of the Institute of Corporate Directors.

The Principal

Portrait of Patrick Deane

Patrick Deane

Patrick Deane became the 21st Principal and Vice-Chancellor of Queen’s University on July 1, 2019. He is the former President and Vice-Chancellor of McMaster University, a position he held for nine years.  Prior to that he served as Provost and Vice-President (Academic) at Queen’s and also held a number of academic administrative appointments at Western University and the University of Winnipeg. Dr. Deane is a Professor of English Literature, with his principal research focus being the relationship between cultural production and British politics in the first half of the Twentieth Century.  He read English and Law at the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa, before undertaking graduate studies and receiving both an M.A. and a Ph.D. in English Literature from Western University. Dr. Deane was the first recipient of the John Charles Polanyi Prize for Literature in 1988.

Mary Wilson Trider

Mary Wilson Trider

Mary is President & CEO of Almonte General Hospital and Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital. She is a graduate of the Smith School of Business (B.Comm) and a FCPA, FCA.  Mary is active in numerous healthcare industry committees.  Previous Board service includes Ontario 211 Services Corporation, United Way of York Region (Past Chair), Booth Centennial Healthcare Linen Services (Past Vice Chair) and the National Ballet Endowment Foundation. Elected by the University Council to the Board of Trustees - current term to 2022. Current term on University Council to 2022. Chair of the Board of Trustees term to 2024.

 

Appointed Members


Petra Fachinger

Petra Fachinger - Senate Appointee 

Petra Fachinger specializes in transnational literatures, diaspora studies (Asia/Pacific, South Asia, Muslim diaspora literature), Indigenous literatures, and environmental humanities. She has served on numerous Queen’s University committees, including the Academic Planning Task Force. She currently chairs the FAS Nominating Committee and the Senate Educational Equity Committee and is a member of the Cultural Awareness Working Group reporting to the Aboriginal Council of Queen’s University.

Portrait of Rico Garcia

Rico Garcia - QUAA Appointee

Born in Monterrey, Mexico, Rico moved to Canada in 2009 to attend Queen's and study Applied Economics and Global Development Studies. At Queen's, Rico held various student leadership positions with ASUS, the AMS, and the QSAA. A past recipient of the QUAA Outstanding Student Award and the Tricolour Award, Rico loves volunteering for Queen's and is the current President of the Queen's University Alumni Association. Rico currently resides in Toronto, where he works as a consultant with McKinsey & Company. He also holds a Masters of Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School.

Elected Members


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.

Councillor Profile - "Get to know Heather Black" (PDF, 233KB)

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. Chair of the Program Committee and past member of the Executive Committee. 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.

Members G - M


Keltie Gale

Keltie Gale

BSc’11 (Life Science), BA’11 (Global Development Studies, minor in Music), MA’13 (Human Geography). Keltie is a public affairs consultant at Santis Health, helping with clients across the health system develop strategy and public policy, consult and communicate with stakeholders and solve the complex challenges they face in a dynamic environment.  Previously, she worked in finance and government relations at the Ontario Brain Institute.  At Queen’s, Keltie was involved in ASUS Orientation as a Gael, an Orientation Committee member and Operations Chair, was a volunteer with the Queen’s Student Alumni Association including President in 2010-11, and played viola in the Queen’s Symphony Orchestra for seven years. Current term to 2020.

Stephanie Garraway

Stephanie Garraway

BA'12, Toronto, ON, Lawyer. Member, Ontario and Canadian Bar Associations. Member, Young Women in Law. Mental Health Advocate. C.A.R.E. Chair, ASUS Orientation '11. Executive Member, Queen's Indian Student Association. Discipline Facilitator, Leonard Hall (2009-2010). Executive Member, Political Studies DSC. Participant, Queen's Model Parliament. University Summer Student Research Fellow, 2011. Current term to 2022.

Anjali Helferty

Anjali Helferty

BSc(Hons)'06; University Council (2011-17); Residence Don (2005-06); AMS Social Issues Commissioner (2004-05); Queen's Musical Theatre Board (2004-05) and Stage Manager (2002-04). PhD Candidate in Adult Education and Community Development at OISE, University of Toronto; SSHRC Canada Graduate Scholar (2015-18); Ontario Graduate Scholar (2014-15); MS'13 in Organizational Change Management from The New School, New York City. National Coordinator, Sierra Youth Coalition's Sustainable Campuses program (2006-08); Acting Director, Energy Action Coalition (2009-2010); Interim Executive Director, Southern Energy Network (2011). Birth doula, cellist/percussionist in Ontario Pops Orchestra. Current term to 2021.

Alison Holt

Alison Holt

Alison has spent her career working in advancement, marketing and communications. As Managing Director, Offord Group and Senior Consultant & Principal, Marts & Lundy, she provides strategic management consulting to the charitable sector. Among her clients are many higher education clients, as well as organizations from arts and culture, health, and social services. Alison has a long history as a volunteer with Queen’s. She is a member of University Council, has served as the Chair of the University Council Reform Group, as Council’s Vice-Chair, as a member of the Chancellor’s Selection Committee, and on the Queen’s Alumni Association Board. She was a Queen’s advancement staff member from 1988-99. Alison also sits on the Marts & Lundy Board of Directors, the Advisory Board of LEAP/The Pecaut Centre and the Montcrest School Board of Governors. Elected by the University Council to the Board of Trustees - current term to 2021. Current term on University Council to 2020.

Anita Jack-Davies

Anita Jack-Davies

PhD'12, Kingston ON, President & CEO Mosaic Cross-Cultural Solutions and Adjunct Assistant Professor, Queen's University. Member, Senate Committee of Academic Development, 2007- 2007 and 2013-2014. Board Member, No9 The Culture of Sustainability, 2017-2018. Current term to 2023.

Colin Lynch

Colin Lynch

ARCT (Toronto)'04, BCom'07, BA'07, MBA'11 (Harvard). Head of Global Real Estate Investments for TD Asset Management. Responsible for investments in 680 properties in 20 countries worldwide.  Formerly McKinsey & Company and Morgan Stanley.  Member of the Board of Directors of Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto Symphony Orchestra and Odyssey 3D.  Co-founder of the Black Opportunity Fund. Formerly Vice Chair of Toronto Community Housing Corporation and Member of the Board of Trustees of Queen’s University.  At Queen’s: President of Queen’s Student Opera Company, Chair of Peer Judicial Boards, Managing Editor of Queen’s International Observer, Editor-in-Chief of COMMotion, Queen’s Commerce Society Treasurer and Board Member. Current term on University Council to September 2020.

Sana Mahmood

Sana Mahmood

BA(Hons)’08, BEd’09, Ed.M’13(Harvard).Karachi, Pakistan. Advisor, Academic Strategy, Office of the Provost, Aga Khan University (Pakistan and East Africa). Have previously worked as an international school teacher, on strategy development for private philanthropies in the UK and Pakistan, and currently work on higher education strategy. Board of Directors at the Aga Khan University-Examination Board (2015-Present). At Queen’s: Queens’ Pakistani Students’ Association (President 2008, Exec. Committee roles 2004-2007), Developing the Reality of Education All Minds, Queen’s Chapter (VP 2005). Current term to 2020.

Cathy Matthews

Cathy Matthews

B. Comm. (Honours) '86; Chair, Board of Directors, Queen's AMS ' 86; CPA, CA. Career Background: Associate, Ernst & Young; Managing Director, Investment Banking, TD Securities, Toronto, Vancouver, New York and London; Consultant, National Bank Financial; Founder, WealthTable. Past Volunteer: Director, Camp Oochigeas; Director, New Haven Learning Centre; Director, Council for Human Development; Judge, Queen's Entrepreneurs' Competition '17. Independent Studies: Adler Centre, Neufeld Institute, Harvard, London Business School and Wharton School. Personal Interests:  financial literacy, epigenetics and social determinants of health. Current term to 2021.

Councillor Profile - "Get to know Cathy Matthews" (PDF, 220KB)

Drew McNaughton

Drew McNaughton

​BAH ’94, BEd ’96 (York), MEd ’00 (OISE/Toronto), MPA ’13 (Victoria), Markham, ON. Superintendent of Education, York Region DSB. Formerly Education Officer, Ontario Ministry of Education. Member, Ontario College of Teachers and Ontario Public Supervisory Officials’ Association. Queen’s Rugby Club, 90-93. Husband to Angie (Arts ’94) and father of two. Volunteer with Stouffville-Markham Girls Hockey Association and Markham Soccer Club. Would like to support the University Council with a pre-university education perspective around current educational issues (e.g., Mental Health, post-secondary transitions, equitable and inclusive practices). Current term to 2020.

Susan Moellers

Susan Moellers

BA’79; MBA’82 (McMaster); FCMA,FCPA; CDir, A.C.C. and HRCCC (McMaster). Sue joined Scotiabank in 1982 and held progressively senior roles in finance, risk, M&A, operations and HR. In her last role as VP & Comptroller HR, Marketing & Communications, Sue led the financial analysis, strategy and budgeting teams, to ensure the optimal deployment of resources. Serving on the CMA Ontario Board of Directors since 2008, Sue led the merger of the three accounting bodies in Ontario as Chair of CMA Ontario and the integration as Chair of CPA Ontario. Sue is serving on the boards of CPA Canada Board, Canadian Foundation for Economic Education, and Theatre Passe Muraille. Sue has supported Queen’s through her relationship with the Economics faculty. Current term to 2020.

Members N - Z


Michael Parsche

Michael Parsche

​B.Sc.(Engineering)'88 PMP CPHIMS. I have 31 years in the Education and Technology sectors, including work on several projects relating to student retention and academic advising. I would like to give back to Queen's by ensuring that students are provided the best experience possible. I have extensive experience in delivering successful, effective information systems solutions to meet challenging business demands. I have strong hands-on technical qualifications blended with impressive performance in strategic planning and organizational amalgamation. I have over 10 years of volunteering experience with youth and young adults. Current term to 2020.

Tka Pinnock

Tka Pinnock

​BA(Hons)'07, MSc'08 (LSE). Toronto. Executive Director of the University of Toronto Students' Union. Formerly Executive Director of Herbert H. Carnegie Future Aces Foundation. Member, Board of Directors - Lifelong Leadership Institute and Endeavour Volunteer Consulting for Non-Profits; Treasurer - Kimroy Grove Co-op. 2016-17 Connect the Sector Fellow. At Queen's: Chair, Committee Against Race & Ethnic Discrimination; Director, OPIRG - Kingston; Member, Senate Committee on Non-Academic Discipline; Chair, Black History Month Kingston; Education Officer, ACSA; Member, AMS Judicial Committee; active in ASUS. Recipient of Robert Sutherland Prize. Current term to 2021.

Kathy Pritchard

Kathy Pritchard

​BA'69, MD'71. Senior Scientist, Sunnybrook Research Institute. Medical Oncologist, Sunnybrook Odette Cancer Centre. Professor Emerita, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Member of the Queen’s University Council (2003–21). Contributed to Council Reform and Program Committee. Dean of Health Sciences Advancement Cabinet. Awarded the Dr. Joseph Pater Award of Excellence from the Canadian Clinical Trials Group in 2016. Named to the Order of Canada 2017. Grandmother of four. Current term on University Council to 2021.

Julia Reid

Julia Reid

​ArtSci'08, New York, NY, Management Consultant. Over eight years of experience working in the PR, marketing, public affairs and management consulting industries in New York and London, UK serving both public and private sector clients. President, Queen's Alumni Branch New York (2015 to present). Mentor, Queen's Connects LinkedIn Network. Alumni Career Liaison, Department of English at Queen's. CoChair, Canadian Women's Club in London, UK (2013-2015). While a student at Queen’s Julia was a member of the Women’s Empowerment Committee and Students Taking Responsible Initiatives for a Viable Environment. Current term to 2021.

Katrina Samson

Katrina Samson

BA’01, Bed’02, MA (Ottawa), PhD (candidate, Toronto); Oakville, ON; Head of School, Appleby College . Member, Ontario College of Teachers. ASUS Orientation Committee ’99; ASUS Head Gael ’01; Member of Queen’s Competitive Cheerleading Team 1997-2000. Volunteer with Halton Catholic District Schools, United Way. Current term to 2022.

Zehra Sheerazi

Zehra Sheerazi

BCOMM '07, Toronto, ON, Lawyer at Torys LLP. Member, Law Society of Upper Canada. Director, Whitney Child Centre. Mentor, Women in Capital Markets Job Shadowing, LAWS program and Muslim Awards for Excellence. At Queen's: Treasurer of Queen's Commerce Society, Executive member of Queen's Indian Students Association, Queen's Advancing Canadian Entrepreneurship, Queen's Pakistani Students Association and Queen's Model UN. Residence don at McNeill House and Leggett Hall. Unforgettable memories and friendships through being a boss during frosh week, ICBC contestant and Model UN delegate. Current term to 2023.

Denise Shortt

Denise Shortt

BAH’89, Harvard ED.M 1997. Toronto, ON. Vice-President, Information Technology Association of Canada. Board Director, Women in Communications and Technology (WCT). Board Director, Les Dames d’Escoffier. Extensive volunteer and board advisory experience in the technology sector and with women and youth organizations. Advisor, Diversity Institute, Ryerson University. Co-founder of Wired Woman Toronto and Harvard Women in IT. Awarded Canadian Women in Communications Leadership Award as a Lifelong Champion of Women’s Advancement. Co-author, Innovation Nation, Toronto: Wiley & Sons, 2002. Co-author, Technology with Curves: Women Reshaping the Digital Landscape, Toronto: HarperCollins, 2000. Current term to 2022.

Amrita V. Singh

Amrita V. Singh

B.H.Sc (Biology), J.D., Toronto, ON. Barrister & Solicitor. Member, Law Society of Ontario (LSO); Multiple Committees Executive Member, Canadian Bar Association (CBA); Council and Multiple Committees Executive Member, Ontario Bar Association (OBA); Vice-Chair of Litigation Committee, Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC); Multiple Committees Member, IPIC; Member, Advocates' Society; Member, South Asian Bar Association (SABA); Member, Toronto Intellectual Property Group (TIPG); Member, Young Women in Law. Member of Queen's Law Pro Bono and Legal Aid. Former President of Queen's Law South Asian Law Students Association. Continued Mentorship of Queen's Law students interested in intellectual property law. Current term to 2022.

Susan Smith

Susan Smith

BAH'91 Political Studies, ICD.D Ottawa, ON. Principal and Co-Founder, Bluesky Strategy Group Inc., a full-service public affairs, government relations, strategic communications and public relations firm. Chair of the Global Communications Alliance. Co-Founder Canada2020.ca, a progressive, federal public policy think tank. While at Queens: QP Manager 90-91, QP bartender and waitstaff 88-90. ArtSci Frosh Week Head Committee Member - '89, Gael -'88, Board Member Queen's Alumni Association - 2006-08, Currently: active political pundit and media commentator – CTV Power Play, political volunteer, mentor. Current term to 2022.

Daniel Tisch

Daniel Tisch

BA'88, EMBA'96. CEO of national public relations firm. Expertise in reputation management & non-profit governance. Chair, External Relations & Development Committee, Queen’s Board of Trustees; Director, PARTEQ Innovations; University Councillor; Lecturer, School of Business; Queen’s parent (Eric, Arts'16). Past: MBA class reunion coordinator, Arts & Science Undergraduate Society Executive, Queen’s Journal Editorial Board. Former Senior Advisor to Minister of Foreign Affairs. Governor, North York General Hospital, 2001-2011. Chair, Social Venture Partners Toronto, 2010-2013. Chair, Global Alliance for PR & Communication Management, 2011-2013. Leader, Scouts Canada, 2000-date. Fellow, Canadian Public Relations Society. Elected by the University Council to the Board of Trustees - current term to 2020. Current term on University Council to 2023.

Sarah Virani

Sarah Virani

BAH (Health Studies) '11, JD (Osgoode Hall Law School) '14. Involved in QueensU Orientation as an ASUS Gael ('08), Orientation Committee Member ('09) and Director of the Orientation Roundtable ('10). Chair, Queen's Ismaili Muslim Students Association (2009-10). Delegate, Queen's Model Parliament ('10). Research Assistant to Dr. Samantha King ('09). Intramural volleyball. Volunteer, Hotel Dieu Hospital. Student Caucus Communications Chair, Osgoode Hall Law School (2013-14). Current Member, Ontario Bar Association Health Law Executive. National Lead, Campus Connexion Mentorship Program (Aga Khan Education Board). Volunteer, Pro Bono Law Ontario. Past Discipline Committee Member, College of Registered Nurses of BC (2015-17). Current term to 2022.

Chu Wang

Chu Wang

BCOMM'15; Toronto, ON; Associate Consultant at The Boston Consulting Group (present); Researcher at Harvard Business School (2012-2014); LGBTQ Chair at BCG Canada; Co-Chair for BCG-Pathways (organize workshops for BCG staff to mentor high school students from low-income neighbourhoods); Senior Advisor for Queen's LGBT Committee; Senator in Queen's Senate; VP of Marketing for Main Campus Residents Council; Co-Chair for Queen's Micro Credit Finance. Current term to 2021.

Yanique Williams

Yanique Williams

BAH'08, MPIA‘13 (Glendon College and Master’s Exchange at Sciences Po - Paris). Ottawa. Director of Policy to Minister for Women and Gender Equality Canada. Queen’s: Gael '05; House President - Morris Hall ‘05-06; Residence Don - Vic Hall ‘06-08; ACSA ‘05-08; ACSA Culture Show ‘05-08, Co-Chair Exposure ‘07; CultureShock ‘08; TAPS ‘07-08; AMS Candidate ‘07-08; QMP; Committee Against Race & Ethnic Discrimination, Black History Month Kingston, VCFS. Past: board - Malvern Family Resource Centre; board - Julliette’s Place (Homeward Family Shelter); Maytree: DiverseCity Voices; Toronto Regional Champion Campaign; and Harry Jerome Awards. Current: various community initiatives in Ottawa and Toronto including the Ms. Letna Healing Hope Fundraiser. Current term to 2023.

Krystyna Williamson

Krystyna Williamson

BSc’86. Calgary, AB. Founder of Purpose Philanthropy, (corporate social investment advisors), Past member of Queen’s Council Exec Committee, Harris Reform Group, chair/director of numerous non-profit boards, Executive Director Coach, specialist in strategic planning and operations capacity assessment, very active in local alumni branch. Served as DSC rep and on ASUS during student years. Proud parent of Sci'14 and ConEd'17 daughters. Current term to 2020.

Kate Wilson

Kate Wilson

BAH'86, Harvard MBA 1996. Cambridge, UK. Chief Operating Officer - University of Cambridge, Development and Alumni Relations. Deputy Commissioner, Communications AMS 1985-86. Volunteer, Canada-UK Foundation, Canadian High Commission, London UK. Fellow / Governing Body member - St. Edmund's College, University of Cambridge, and member, St. Edmund's Development and Alumni Relations Committee. Member - Pembroke College, University of Cambridge. Volunteer/ speaker - Founders4Schools. Current term to 2021.

Marcus Wong

Marcus Wong

BAH’03, West Vancouver, BC, City Councillor. CEO, AURUS Athletica. Provincially-appointed tribunal adjudicator. Spokesperson, major utility company. Communications advisor to cabinet ministers. Canadian Olympic Committee. Canadian Embassy (Washington, DC). MSc (Birmingham). GOVERNANCE EXPERIENCE: West Vancouver Police Board, Queen’s University Council (2008-2014), Queen’s Alumni Association, BC Association of Police Boards, Canadian Association of Police Governance, West Vancouver Track & Field Club, Pacific Baroque Orchestra, BC Luge Association, Richmond Art Gallery, University of Birmingham Senate. Member, Institute of Corporate Directors. AT QUEEN’S: Solar Car, MCRC, Withinsight, NTYLC, Queen’s Bands, Reunion Coordinator. Current term to 2023.

Councillor Profile - "Get to know Marcus Wong" (PDF, 173KB)

Tom Woodhall

Tom Woodhall

BSc(Eng)'06, BA'06, MSc(Eng)'08. Associate at BA Group. Tom was active as a representative to the Engineering Society and the A.M.S., serving both as deputy speaker. A former Campus Bookstore (QUESSI) Director and Chair of Finance, Tom wrote for the Journal, competed on the engineering rugby team, and volunteered with outreach projects. As an SGPS member helped rewrite the society by-laws. Also a former Clark Hall Pub business manager, Tom worked for Science Quest and is the current Sci05 President. Current term to 2021.

Elaine Wu

Elaine Wu

BA(Hons)'98, MIR'00, Law'03. Provincial Specialist with the Ontario Ministry of Labour. Member of the Law Society of Ontario. For the past 13 years, Elaine has been a volunteer with the Queen's Toronto Alumni Branch serving in a variety of positions from chair of the Education and Culture Committee, to Vice-President and President. In 2008, she was the recipient of the QUAA Branch Marsha Lampman Award for service and dedication as an ambassador on behalf of Queen's. During her time at Queen's, she was Secretary General of the Queen's Model UN, Finance Director of the Queen's International Affairs Association, worked at the Queen's Journal and AMS. Current term to 2022.