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Queen's University
 

Biographical Sketches


Ex Officio Members

Elected Members

 


Ex Officio Members

Portrait of David Dodge

The Chancellor


David Dodge

O.C.,B.A.'65, Ph.D.'72 (Princeton), LL.D.'02, LL.D.'07 (UBC), LL.D.'07(Ottawa).  Assistant Deputy Minister, Employment and Immigration (1980-84); Assistant Deputy Minister, Finance (1984-92); Deputy Minister, Finance (1992-97); Deputy Minister of Health (1998-2001); Governor, Bank of Canada (2001-08); Assistant Professor, Queen's (1968-72); Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins (1977-80); Executive in Residence, UBC (1997-98); Visiting Professor, Simon Fraser (1997-98).   He is Senior Advisor at Bennett Jones LLP one of Canada's leading law firms.  He is a member of the board of directors of Canadian Utilities Limited, ATCO Limited, the Bank of Nova Scotia, the C.D. Howe Institute and the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research.  Also, he co-chairs the Global Market Monitoring Group of the International Institute of Finance.  In 2009, he was elected a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.

 

Portrait of Daniel Woolf

The Principal


Daniel R. Woolf

B.A.(Hons.)'80, D.Phil.'83 (Oxford).  Daniel Woolf became Queen's University's 20th Principal and Vice-Chancellor on Sept 1 2009. Formerly Dean of Arts at the University of Alberta, he has also been a professor and administrator at McMaster University and Dalhousie University. Born in Britain and raised in Winnipeg, he studied history at Queen's (BAH 1980) before earning a DPhil at Oxford University (1983) and then returning to Queen's as a SSHRC postdoctoral fellow in history. A specialist in early modern British history and in the history of historical thought and writing, he is also a Professor in the Queen's History Department and remains active in research and graduate supervision. He is married and has three children, one of them a Queen's alumnus. He is a Fellow of a number of learned societies, including the Royal Society of Canada. 

 

The Rector


francis.jpgNick Francis

B.A.(Hons.) Candidate ’13. Queen’s Centre Student Working Group (2011-12). Director, ASUS Board of Directors (2011-12). Photographer, ASUS (2011). Walkhome (2011). Co-Founder, The Basement Incubator Project (2011). Marketing Director & Operations Coordinator of Impact National Conference, Impact Entrepreneurship Group (2010). Rector Candidate (2010). Queen’s Model Parliament (2010-12). Queen’s Leadership Excellence and Development Conference (2008). Co-Founder, Line One Magazine (2007-2009). Entertainment Director, TooGood Café (2008). He’s an aspiring entrepreneur interested in affecting positive change to education in Canada.

 


 

Elected Members

Portrait of Toby AbramskyToby Abramsky

B.A.'79 (UofT). VP Keystone Property Management Inc. Honoured recipient of 2012 Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal and 2009 Ontario Volunteer Service Award. Past recipient of Kingston Livable City Design and Frontenac Historic Foundation Awards for preservation of local Architectural Heritage. Long-time resident of Queen's neighborhood. Committed to fostering a strong and mutually satisfying town/gown relationship for the benefit of Students and the Community. Member Capital Assets & Finance Committee (Vice-chair) and Queen's University Planning Committee. Current term to 2016.

 

 

 

Andrew Aulthouse Portrait of Andrew Aulthouse

B.A. (Hons.) Candidate ’15. Undergraduate Summer Student Research Fellow (2013). Walkhome (2013). Queen’s Model Parliament (2013). Vice-Chair, ASUS Board of Directors (2012-2013). Arts and Science Senator, Queen’s University Senate (2012-2013). Senate Committee on Non-Academic Discipline (2012-2013). Political Studies Department Student Council (2012-2013). Arts and Science Board of Studies (2011-2012). First-Year Intern, ASUS (2011-2012). Duke of Edinburgh Award - Gold Pin (2011). Elected by the Undergraduate Students – current term to 2015.   

 

 

 

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Portrait of Daniel BaderDaniel Bader

B.S., Business Administration '87, Rochester Institute of Technology. President, Helen Bader Foundation Inc., Milwaukee, Wis., a family philanthropy making grants to a diversity of innovative programs in Wisconsin and Israel. Established in mother's memory in 1992, the Foundation's current interests for funding include aging, youth, economic development, and Jewish education. Chairman, Granite Microsystems, Inc., Mequon, Wis., a manufacturer of custom-integrated computers and computer-related products, serving original equipment manufacturers and industrial clients. Board Member: American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, Greater Milwaukee Committee, International Centre for Democratic Transition, Rochester Institute of Technology, Cedarburg Pharmaceuticals. Elected by the Board - current term to 2014.

  

 

Portrait of Karyn Brooks.

Karyn Brooks

B.Com.(Hons.)’76, FCPA; Senior Vice-President & Controller, Bell Canada Enterprises, (2003 to present); Vice President & Controller, Enbridge Inc. (2000-03); Vice-President & Controller, TransCanada PipeLines Limited (1997-2000); member of the Institutes of Chartered Accountants of Ontario and Alberta; member of the Board of Financial Executives International (Canada) 2004-2011; member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants’ Accounting Standards Oversight Council 2006-2012, the Canadian Performance Reporting Board since 2006 and active on a number of CICA committees; former member of the Board of the Calgary chapter of Kids Help Phone and the Galileo Educational Network. Recipient of The Women's Executive Network (WXN) Canada's Most Powerful Women Top 100TM in 2009 in their Professional category. Elected by the Board - current term to 2016.

 

 

Portrait of Robert Burge

Bob Burge

B.A.(Hons.) (Windsor), M.A. (Windsor), Certificate in Labour Relations (Queen's). Registrar, Queen's Faculty of Education. Bob has worked in Education, Student Affairs, ITServices, Policy Studies, and Political Studies. A former Member of Senate (Windsor and Queen's). In the field, he was president, Student Affairs and Services Association of CACUSS. In the city, he was a panel member for eight years on the City of Kingston Committee of Adjustment. He is a member of the Queen's University Association of Queer Employees (QUAQE), an advocate of Positive Space, and supporting the LGBTQQ community at Queen's and in Kingston. Elected by the Staff - current term to 2015.

 

 

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Portrait of David GraceDavid Grace

B.Sc.(Hons.)’69, M.Sc.’95 (London);  Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries since 1973;  completed the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) Directors Education Program in May 2007 (UofT); became an Institute-certified Director (ICD.D) in July, 2007. Before retiring was a consulting actuary at Eckler Ltd., where he consulted primarily on the design and funding of pension plans with special expertise in the areas of mergers and acquisitions and executive retirement arrangements.  National Board of Directors of the Canadian Cancer Society (1989-92);  National Board of the CNIB (1997-2001);  Chair of the CNIB National Audit Committee (2005-2009);  Vice-Chair of the McMichael Canadian Art Foundation Board (2006-2012); and was on the Board of Eckler (2002-07).  Received Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012.  Appointed by the Board - current term to 2016.  

 

Portrait of Colin LynchColin K. R. Lynch

A.R.C.T. (Toronto) ’04, B.Com.’07, B.A.’07, M.B.A.’11 (Harvard). McKinsey Engagement Manager; formerly at Morgan Stanley, Monitor Group and P&G. Advised senior policy makers, politicians and corporate executives across multiple sectors. Presently Vice Chair of Youth Empowering Parents; Director & Treasurer of Bright Futures of Burkina Faso. Formerly head of Harvard Business School’s Board Fellows program and Canadian delegate, 37th St. Gallen Symposium (Switzerland). At Queen’s: President of the Queen’s Student Opera Company; Chair of the Peer Judicial Boards; Managing Editor of the Queen’s International Observer; Editor-in-Chief of COMMotion; Queen’s Commerce Society Treasurer and Board Member. Elected by the University Council to the Board of Trustees - current term to 2014. Current term on University Council to 2016.

 

James A. MacLeodPortrait of James A. MacLeod

BScH ’11 (Queen’s), PhD Candidate (Queen’s), Speaker - Society of Graduate and Professional Students (2012-2014), Treasurer - Grad Club (2012-2013), Co-Founder & Consultant - Queen’s University International Genetically Engineered Machine Team (2008-2011), Queen’s Sailing Club (2011-2013), Kingston Regional Science Fair Judge (2011-2013), Research Coordinator - Canadian Undergraduate Conference on Healthcare (2008-2009), Kaleidoscope Big Buddy Program (2008-2009), Canada-Wide Science Fair Partnership Committee (2007-2008), Guest Speaker - Sanofi Pasteur (2008), CSIA 3 & CSCF 1 certifications. James is enthusiastically engaged in the Queen’s community and strives to enhance students’ academic and social university experience. Elected by the Graduate and Professional Students – current term to 2014.

 

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Portrait of Robert McFarlaneRobert McFarlane

B.Com (Hons.) ’83, MBA ’85 Western. EVP & CFO TELUS Corporation 2000-2012 and Clearnet 1994-2000. Contributor to public policy and strong advocate of good corporate governance with accomplished board membership in both corporate and NPO sectors. In 2007 Bob was named Canada’s Top CFO and in 2011 was awarded the Kathleen Beaumont Hill Award for outstanding contribution to Queen’s and Canada. Youth basketball and football coach volunteer. Currently Bob is Deputy Chair of the Board and Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee of RSA Canada; Vice-Chair of the National Advisory Board of the Salvation Army; a Director of Vancouver College; and a member of the Queen’s Initiative Campaign and Field and Stadium Cabinets. Elected by the Board - current term to 2015.

 

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Portrait of Kelley McKinnonKelley McKinnon

B.A. (Hons.) ’85, LL.B. ’88; Head of Securities Litigation, Gowlings LLP since 2008; Repeatedly recognized as “Best Lawyer” in Canada (Securities); Deputy Director of Enforcement and Chief Litigation Counsel, Ontario Securities Commission (2003 – 2008); Vice-Chair, Litigation Department, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP, Toronto (1990 – 2003); first woman rector (1986 – 1988); Vice-President, (University Affairs) of the AMS (1984 – 1985); past part-time faculty of Osgoode Law School and Faculty of Law at Queen’s in Trial Practice Skills. Elected by the Board – current term to 2014.

 

 

 

Portrait of Ken NovakowskiKent Novakowski

Kent Novakowski obtained his PhD from the University of Waterloo in 1992.  He joined the Department of Civil Engineering at Queen’s University in August of 2000 and was appointed Head of the Department in 2009.  He has published more than 200 papers and abstracts on groundwater contamination and remediation in a variety of proceedings and refereed journals.  Dr. Novakowski also leads the Water Research Centre at Queen’s, an affiliation of more than 40 faculty members from a broad range of disciplines across campus who conduct research in water-related areas.  Elected by the Faculty/Librarians/Archivists – current term to 2015.

 

 

 

Portrait of Barb Palk.jpg Barbara Palk

B.A.(Hons)’73, Fellow - the Cdn Securities Inst., C.F.A.’87 and ICD.D; TD Bank Financial Group: President, TD Asset Management 2002- 2010 and Senior Vice President 1997-2010, Vice President 1993-97, Assistant General Manager 1992-93, Manager 1990-92. Member of the Board, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, TD Asset Management, USA Funds Inc. and First National Financial Corporation. Member, Toronto Society of Financial Analysts and the CFA Institute; Appointed Chair of the Board, Queen’s University, June 2012; Member of the Board, Perimeter Institute, and Greenwood College School; Former Member of the Board, Canadian Coalition for Good Governance, Investment Counsel Association of Canada, UNICEF Canada, Shaw Festival and Canstage; Past President of the Ticker Club. Honoured as a recipient of the Ontario Volunteer Award; by The Women’s Executive Network (WXN) in 2004 as one of Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100™ in their Trailblazer category and Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012. Elected by the Board - current term to 2016.

 

Portrait of David PattendenDavid Pattenden

B.A.(Hons)’67, M.A.’69, LL.B.’71 M.Ed.’74, LL.D.’03. Queen’s Law Scholarship and Graduate McLaughlin Scholarship. Previously: lecturer Queen’s Law School, Commerce, MBA programmes, CEO and Chairman UTDC group (Lavalin-Bombardier), SAGIT Committee for NAFTA, Board Kingston General Hospital, School of Medicine Review Committee for Cancer Research Institute, Chair Dean’s Steering Committee for Queen’s Law School, CEO of Ontario Medical Association (OMA). Currently: Queen’s Board of Trustees; Audit and Risk and Governance and Nominating Committees, Chair Student Health and Safety Task Force, member of Joint Board/Senate Retreat Planning Group, Chairman Queen’s Human Mobility Research Centre, Chairman of the Atrial Fibrillation Association of Canada. Elected by the University Council to the Board of Trustees - current term to 2015. Current term on University Council to 2015.

 

 

Donald RaymondPortrait of Donald Raymond

B.Sc.(Eng.)'84, Ph.D.'98, CFA. Don leads the CPP Investment Board's overall investment strategy across all public and private markets. He started his career at Burns Fry Ltd. and Goldman Sachs & Co. Prior to developing an interest in finance, Don worked for Schlumberger in China and trained as a pilot in the Canadian Armed Forces. Part-time, he is currently Adjunct Professor of Finance and Chair of the International Centre for Pension Management at the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management. He also serves on a variety of international advisory committees (OECD, IIF, IMF). At Queen’s Don was President of the Graduate Students’ Society and a Big Brother. Elected by the Board - current term to 2016.  

 

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Portrait of Edward SpealEdward Speal

B.Com. ’83. Mr. Speal’s business career in New York and Canada has focused on corporate and investment banking and related derivatives. BNP Paribas, Managing Director, Head of Global Equity and Commodity Derivatives 2010 to present. Head of Structured Finance, 2008-2010. President and C.E.O. of BNP Paribas Canada from 2005 to 2008. In addition, Mr. Speal is formerly a member of the Board of Directors of InterOil Corporation, an NYSE publicly listed Canadian energy company with operations in Papua New Guinea. Elected by the Board - current term to 2016.

 

 

 

Portrait of Steve TannerSteve Tanner

Steve Tanner, B.Comm. (Laurentian), CMA, has been employed at Queen’s since 2009 as the Director, Finance and Administration in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science. Before joining Queen’s, Steve worked at MD Management Limited where he was Vice-President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer. Before that he served in finance roles with Loeb Inc., and E.B. Eddy Forest Products. Elected by the Staff – current term to 2017. 

 

 

 

 

Portrait of Toby ThomasToby Thomas

B.Sc. (Eng.) '85, M.B.A.'91 (Harvard). President and CEO Kinetico Incorporated - a leading global manufacturer of residential and commercial water purification and water treatment systems. Prior: Chief Marketing Officer, Kinetico. Senior Partner, Monitor Group and Chief Application Officer, M2C - Monitor's marketing strategy group specializing in growth strategies. Member of M2C's leadership team, and co-founder of Marketing Software Services Group. Bar manager, Clark Hall Pub. EngSoc award for Managerial excellence. Elected by the University Council – current term to 2015.

 

 

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Daniel Tisch Portrait of Dan Tisch

B.A.'88, E.M.B.A.'96. CEO of leading national public relations firm. Expertise in reputation management & non-profit governance. Chair, External Relations & Development Committee, Queen’s Board of Trustees. Lecturer & advisor, Queen’s School of Business, 1996-date. Reunion coordinator, 1997-2006. Internal Affairs Commissioner, member of ASUS Assembly, 1986-87. Sports Editor, Queen's Journal, 1985-86. Former Senior Advisor to Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs. Governor, North York General Hospital, 2001-11. Chair, Social Venture Partners Toronto, 2010-2013. Chair, Churchill Society for Advancement of Parliamentary Democracy, 2004-07. Leader, Scouts Canada, 2000-date. Chair, Global Alliance for PR & Communication Management. Fellow, Canadian Public Relations Society. Elected by the University Council to the Board of Trustees - current term to 2014.

 

Lewis TomaltyPortrait of Lewis Tomalty

Lewis Tomalty is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Biomedical & Molecular Sciences and Pathology & Molecular Medicine. Having joined Queen’s in 1986 he has held numerous leadership positions including that of Department Head, Associate Dean and Vice Dean in the Faculty of Health Sciences. He has been a member or chair of numerous committees both within and external to the university. In addition to his extensive leadership experience, he has been the recipient of numerous educational awards. Elected by the Faculty - current term to 2017.

 

 

 

Portrait of Innes van NostrandInnes van Nostrand

Sc.'86. Principal, Appleby College. Formerly Vice Principal, Upper Canada College. Worked for 13 years in Alumni Affairs at Queen’s (Director from 1992-99.) Active in dozens of Queen’s groups, including: President, University Club; President, AMS; QUESSI; EngSoc; Campaign for Queen’s; Challenge Campaign; University Council; and many Alumni groups. Recipient of Tricolour Award, Engineering Society Award, and Herbert Hamilton Award. Involved in many professional and community organizations including CAIS, NAIS, Habitat for Humanity, Christ Church Deer Park, and Barrow Foundation. Recipient of CCAE Lifetime Achievement Award. Member Board of Trustees Audit and Risk and Governance and Nominating (Chair) Committees. Elected by the University Council - current term to 2016.

 

 

Portrait of Mary Wilson TriderMary Wilson Trider

B.Com.'82. President & CEO, Almonte General Hospital. Active in numerous healthcare industry committees. Member, Canadian and Ontario Institutes of Chartered Accountants and Canadian College of Health Leaders. Board member, Ontario 211 Services Corporation and Thirteen Strings Chamber Orchestra. Past Board Chair, United Way of York Region and Past Vice-Chair, Booth Centennial Healthcare Linen Services. Former Treasurer, National Ballet Endowment Foundation. At Queen’s, Artsci Frosh Week volunteer 1979, Member and Co-Chair AMS High School Liaison Committee 1980 - 1982. Elected by the University Council – current term to 2016.

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