Us > Past Executive Committees
This is an archival page, intended to keep track of those who have
served on the Executive Committee in the past.
President: Rebecca Coulter, Education
Past President: Kelly Olson, Classical Studies
Vice President: Louise Milligan, Zoology
Secretary: Shaila Beaudry, Office of Faculty Relations
Treasurer: Stephanie MacLeod, Education
Membership: Sarah Jane Teetzel, Kinesiology (Graduate
SOGS Rep: Laurel Mitchell, Center for Theory and
Members at Large: Brenda Davis (Philosophy), Bonnie
MacLachlan (Classical Studies), Tracy Isaacs, (Women's Studies),
Kim Verwaayen (Women's Studies)
2006-07 WCWI Executive:
Beaudry, Office of Faculty Relations
Christine Sprengler, Visual Arts
Sarah Jane Teetzel, Kinesiology (Graduate Student)
Davis (Philosophy). Bonnie MacLachlan (Classical Studies), Louise
Milligan (Zoology), Aara Suksi (Classical Studies), Kim Verwaayen
President: Shaila Beaudry, Office of Faculty Relations
Past President: Bonnie MacLachlan, Classical Studies
Vice President: Kim Verwaayen, Women's Studies
Secretary: Gloria Leckie, Information and Media Studies
Treasurer: Rosanne Greene, Information and Media Studies
Members at Large: Frances Bauer, Ombudsperon; Gillian Demeres,
Law; Susan Knabe, Women's Studies; Anita Kothari, Health Sciences;
Bev Leipert, Nursing/Health Sciences; Aniko Varpalotai, Education
Bonnie MacLachlan, Classics
President: Gloria Leckie, Information and Media Studies
Faculty: Madeline Lennon, Visual Arts
Staff: Shaila Beaudry, Office of Faculty Relations
Rosanne Greene, Information and Media Studies
Gillian Demeyere and Stephanie Montgomery, Faculty of Law
Members-at-Large: Frances Bauer, Ombudsperson,
Louise Milligan, Biology, Goli Rezai-Rashti, Education, Aniko Varpalotai,
Education, Kim Verwaayen, Women's Studies
Executive Committee Members
Past President: Tracy Isaacs
Vice President: Kelly Olson
Treasurer: Stephanie MacLeod
Secretary: Gillian Demeyere
Safety Committee Representative: Andrea Purvis
Newsletter : Frances
Archivist : Letitia Meynell
Social Programming: Sara Steers
Memberships : Debra Dawson
Essay Awards: Anne Cummings
Members-at-Large: Liz Kelly, Madeline Lennon, Bonnie
Campus Building room 215
My areas of teaching centre around cataloguing and classification,
academic librarianship, foundations of library and information science,
and scholarly and professional communities of practice. I teach
in both the MLIS and PhD programs.
My research has been primarily related to higher education and academic
libraries. In particular, I have looked at faculty status for academic
librarians, and downsizing in academic libraries. I have also conducted
research related to information literacy. Anne Fullerton (University
of Waterloo) and I have an overview of information literacy in higher
education coming out this spring in the latest volume of the Encyclopedia
of Library and Information Science.
I have been exploring a new area, relating to the role of central
public libraries as civic space. Jeff Hopkins (a colleague in Geography)
and I obtained a SSHRC grant to do a comparative study of the Metro
Toronto Reference Library and the new Vancouver Central Public Library
and the impact these two libraries have as a type of civic space.
We are currently writing up the findings and giving various presentations
about this study.
Acting Director, Centre for Women’s Studies and Feminist Research
Isaacs has been a fulltime faculty member in the Department of Philosophy
since receiving her Ph.D. in Philosophy from the Massachusetts Institute
of Technology in 1992. Her main areas of research and teaching are
moral philosophy and feminist ethics.
principal research project right now is a book on the impact that
collective contexts have on individual moral responsibility. In
recent months, she has written papers related to the book, including
a discussion of individual responsibility for collective wrongs,
and an examination of the ways that oppressive social contexts compromise
liberatory agency, as well as ways that such obstacles might be
overcome. She hopes to have a complete manuscript by the spring.
Her next major research project will tackle issues of agency and
identity under oppression, with a focus on race.
has been active on the Caucus executive since 1997, and served as
Caucus President from 2000-01 to 2002-03. Her work with Caucus has
been one of the most rewarding parts of her time at Western so far.
This year (2003-04) she is Acting Director for the Centre for Women’s
Studies and Feminist Research. She will resume her regular duties
in Philosophy on July 1, 2004.
Asst. Professor (Dept. of Classical Studies, Faculty of Law,
and the Centre for Women's Studies and Feminist Research)
of Western Ontario
Room 425, Talbot College
London, ON, Canada N6A 3K7
(519) 661-2111 x84525
FAX (519) 850-2388
Kelly Olson is an assistant professor in the Department of Classical
Studies, the Faculty of Law, and the Centre for Women's Studies
and FeministResearch. Her field of research is women, sexuality,
and the family in Romanantiquity, and is at work on a book on women
and appearance entitled
*Fashioning the Female in Roman Antiquity: Self- Presentation and
Faculty of Law
Demeyere joined the Faculty of Law as an assistant professor in
2003. She received her B.A., LL.B. and M.A.(Philosophy) from the
University of Western Ontario, and an LL.M. from the University
of Toronto, where she is currently completely her S.J.D. (Doctorate
in Law). Her research is primarily in the areas of labour law, human
rights and private law theory.
position: Administrative Assistant
room: Talbot College 315
(519) 661-2111 ext 85742
of the Executive, Western's Caucus on Women's Issues
Member, President's Committee for the Safety of Women on Campus
has been Ombudsperson since June 1988. Before becoming Western's
Ombudsperson, she held held positions at Dawson College, Concordia
University and John Abbott College, all in Montreal. She holds a
B.A. from the University of Manitoba and two Master's degrees from
Concordia. She was a founding member of the Association of Canadian
College and University Ombudspersons (ACCUO), and has served that
organization as both President (1990-91) and Secretary (1996-98).
She has also served as Member-at-Large on the Board of the University
and College Ombuds Association (1994-96). In December 2001 she was
elected to the Board of Directors of the newly formed Forum of Canadian
Ombudsman (forum canadien des ombudsmans) as the representative
of the College and University section.
Steers is Associate Director, E-Alumni and Development & Outreach,
Department of Alumni Relations and Development, UWO and graduated
from Western in psychology in 1981.
worked in continuing education at Western before joining the Department
of Alumni Relations and Development at The University of Western
Ontario in September 1997.
Alumni Relations and Development Sara oversees the ways Western
reaches out to its alumni and students world-wide through regional
programming and the Internet.
has Chaired several professional development conferences and has
presented at various conferences on privacy issues, alumni relations
She is a current Board member and Treasurer of the Canadian Council
for the Advancement of Education-Ontario Chapter and chairs the
Privacy Legislation Task Group.
was a past president of Western’s Caucus in the mid-nineties
and is currently a member at large on the Board.
Dawson has been the Director of Educational Development Office at
UWO since 1997. She is an Educational Psychologist who completed
all three of her degrees at Western. Her current research are focused
on academic integrity, new millennial students, web-based instruction
and the scholarship of teaching. She is on the executive of two
national organizations interested in higher education in Canada
(Society of Teaching andLearning in Higher Education and Canadian
Society for Studies in Higher Education).
feminist formation took shape in the 1970s, embedded in the broader
context of the activist movements for Civil Rights, Peace and Community
Development. I was fortunate to be part of the original editorial
collective of the Women's Press in Toronto, where the goal of broadly-based
social equality informed our decisions about manuscripts that we
would publish. As an academic I continue to be motivated by this
goal, in my teaching, my research and my participation in the UWO
I received my PhD from the University of Toronto in 1987, and began
teaching at Western in the Classical Studies Department in 1989.
two principal areas of specialization are ancient Greek poetry and
religion. Among the courses I have taught are the texts of Homer
and Sappho, and those related to ancient religious thought. I also
have taught Greek and Roman Mythology and the course covering the
situation of women in Greco-Roman antiquity.
principal current project examines ancient rituals conducted by
women in Southern Italy and Sicily. This has led me to explore ancient
"curse tablets" composed for women who were seeking redress
from other women or men who had wronged them. A longer-term project
entails a study of Greek poetry as it confers collective identity
through shared narratives.
College Phone: (519) 661-2111 x85877
of Western Ontario
London, Ontario, Canada N6C 1H1
Fax: (519) 661-3922
Carolyn McLeod received her B.A. (Honours) and M.A. from Queen's
University, and her Ph.D. from Dalhousie University. Her supervisors
were Christine Overall (for the M.A.) and Susan Sherwin (for the
Ph.D.). From 2001-2002, she was assistant professor of philosophy
at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. In the two years prior
to that, she was a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council
of Canada (SSHRC) postdoctoral researcher at the Bioethics Center,
University of Minnesota, and the philosophy department, University
of Western Ontario. In 2002, she published Self-Trust and Reproductive
Autonomy with The MIT Press. Her book and research interests in
general cover areas at the intersection of philosophical moral psychology
and health care ethics. Her sub-areas of interest are feminist theory
and reproductive ethics.