President and CEO - Michael Coldwell

The President is the Chief Executive Officer of the Society and is responsible for all of its functions. The President represents all of the Society’s interests to external bodies such as the Alma Mater Society, Senate Residence Committee, and Queen's Residence Life. The President is also the direct supervisor of the rest of the executive board. The President serves a one year term, decided by an election every January.

I'm the President and CEO of the Residence Society for the 2018-19 year. I am a fifth year student, completing a dual degree in Commerce and Life Science. Coming from Halifax, I came to Queen's knowing only a few people, and my time in residence set the foundation for the amazing years that I've had here. As a former Don and Lecturer TA, I'm always keen on creating a more engagement environment for students, and couldn't be more excited to take on the role of President with this same attitude. If you have any questions, concerns, or ideas, then please don't hesitate to reach out at the email below.

Contact Michael at president@ressoc.queensu.ca


Vice President (Residence Affairs) - Matthew Ierino

The Vice President of Residential Affairs (VPRA) is the direct supervisor of all House Presidents and is responsible for day-to-day internal operations of the Society. The VPRA is responsible for reviewing and approving events planned by the House President of each residence building. House Presidents submit to the VPRA Pre-Event Planning Forms (PEPFs) and Post-Activity Forms (PAFs) which must be approved.

The VPRA, along with the VPJA and President, is an elected position with a term length of one year.

My name is Matthew Ierino and I am the Vice President (Residence Affairs) for 2018/2019 school year. I am currently completing my BAH in History, so don't hesitate to test me on my history knowledge! Involvement in residences has been an important component of my time Queen’s. I am beyond thrilled to be involved in residence this year! I have served as a House President (Gord-Brock) and have served as a Residence Facilitator in prior years. Last year, I lived off campus, serving as the AMS Chief Electoral Officer while also working with StudioQ. I am from Sudbury, ON and on my spare time, I enjoy being outdoors, travelling, learning about the latest tech and the learning about the current state of politics. This year, my hope is to bring my experience within and outside residences and apply it to improving the quality of service delivered by ResSoc. I hope to improve ResSoc’s ability to impact the lives of all residents and shape House Presidents into impactful and enthusiastic leaders within their respective communities. Feel free to contact me via email or my office hours, I'd love to chat!!

Contact Matt at vpra@ressoc.queensu.ca


Vice President (Judicial Affairs) - Jake Roseman

The Vice President of Judicial Affairs (VPJA) is the direct supervisor of all Residence Facilitators across campus, and oversees all non-academic judicial initiatives in residence. The VPJA also oversees the StAR program, which seeks to reward residents that go above and beyond of what is expected in community living. Residents that seek to promote a safe and positive environment for all residents, and help to create a stronger community are considered for this award, and can be nominated to receive one by any student staff member. The VPJA, along with the VPRA and President is an elected position with a term length of one year.

Hi team! My name is Jake and this is my 3rd year with ResSoc. In the past, I’ve worked for the Society as a Residence Facilitator (RF) and ResSoc President. This year I’m coming back as the VPJA and I’m looking forward to the position! A bit about me: I’m a 4th year drama student, I love being active, and I used to do voices for kids tv shows. Can’t wait to see you all!

Contact Jake at vpja@ressoc.queensu.ca


Chief Financial Officer - Paul Semkowich

The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is responsible for managing all assets and finances within the Society. The CFO sits on the executive board, chairs the Finance & Audit Committee (FAC), along with presenting and maintaining the annual budget of the Society, alongside the President. The CFO oversees the financial health of the Society, assesses income statements, and introducing new initiatives.

I'm pursuing a Master of Applied Science degree and professional engineering (P.Eng) licensure. My practical experiences include various industrial water, pulp & paper, and mining applications across Eastern Canada. Throughout my undergraduate degree I volunteered extensively as a Medical First Responder with Queen’s First Aid Campus Response Team, and as a member of the Concrete Canoe Design Team. Currently I am involved as a St. John Ambulance Loyalist Branch board director, Standards Council of Canada committee member, and Four Directions Centre mentor. I enjoy being involved in my local community, learning about history, and am an avid outdoorsman.

Contact Paul at finance@ressoc.queensu.ca


Human Resources Officer - Adam Gage

The Human Resources Officer (HRO) is responsible for employee recruitment, training and development, the enforcement of disciplinary policy, and conflict resolution of ResSoc staff.

I am very excited to be back with The Residence Society in the role of HRO this year. Having been involved with ResSoc since my first day at Queen’s, I have demonstrated my passion for the first-year experience through acting as Floor Representative at Gord-Brock in 2015-2016, and House President at McNeill House in 2016-2017. Returning from an exchange in the south-west of England last winter I am thrilled to be back on campus for my final year at Queen’s. Within the greater Queen’s community, I have been involved with the Hospitality Services Food Advisory Committee, the Smith Career Advancement Centre, and the Commerce Society where I hold the role of Corporate Relations Officer. If spare time allows, you can find me enjoying a run along our beautiful waterfront, grabbing a coffee at Goodes or with my nose in a good book!

Contact Adam at humanresources@ressoc.queensu.ca


Events Coordinator - Bo Chen

The Events Coordinator is responsible for the planning and execution of residence-wide events, such as the annual trip to the Wolfe Island corn maze. The Events Coordinator also manages staff socials and volunteer appreciation initiatives.

My name is Bo and I am the Events Coordinator of the Residence Society for the 2018/2019 year. This is my fourth year in residence, having worked as the Computer Science Living Learning Communities (LLC) and Active Living LLC Residence Don for the past two years. I am a fourth-year Biomedical Computing student, currently working a 16-month internship as the Information Security Associate at Queen’s University. Having organized and run various events in residence over the past few years, I always welcome suggestions and feedback from students and staff to help better future events.

Contact Bo at events@ressoc.queensu.ca

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Marketing Coordinator - Lin Kyi

The Marketing Coordinator is responsible for all marketing and promotional functions of the Residence Society. These responsibilities include: external sponsorship and internal marketing of society-wide events, branding, managing the ResSoc website and social media accounts, and matters of public interest. The CMO sits on the sponsorship committee as a non-voting member and advisor.

I’m a fourth-year Psychology student at Queen’s, and this is my third year working for ResSoc (my first two were as a Residence Facilitator). I’m excited for this position and look forward to learning and doing new things in this role! At Queen’s, I also work as a research assistant at a psychology lab during the school year. In my free time, I enjoy reading, learning to play the ocarina, and watercolour painting. Feel free to contact me if you have any suggestions regarding your experience in residence!

Contact Lin at marketing@ressoc.queensu.ca

Support Staff & Interns


Speaker of the Assembly and Chief Electoral Officer -

Dakota Johnston

The Speaker of the Assembly regulates and runs the bi-monthly General Assembly meetings. The speaker also sits on the executive board, providing the executive team with unbiased advice, recommendations and suggestions for Society operations. The Chief Electoral Officer oversees all Residence Society elections and resolves election disputes in accordance with the ResSoc Bylaws.


Graphic Design Intern - Oliver Page

The Graphic Design Intern works with the Marketing Coordinator by vectorizing and creating house clothing logos, making marketing materials, and helping with general marketing for ResSoc.

My name is Oliver and I am the Graphic Design Intern for the Residence Society 2018/19. I am currently in first year working to earn my Bachelor of Commerce. I am a charismatic individual from Unionville, Ontario who loves to get involved and do my part to make a difference. Over the past couple of years I have had developed a plethora of skills in the graphic design field that have awarded me to with the opportunity to work with creative solutions companies such as Creating Change. I look forward to utilize what I currently know and continuing to learn about graphic design to help make this year truly amazing.


Events Intern - Angela Xu

The Events Intern works with the Events Coordinator to help execute residence-wide programming and events, communicate with vendors to arrange bookings/purchases, and manage a budget to ensure an optimal student experience.

My name is Angela Xu and I am a first year Commerce student. Over the last four years, I have been involved with various organizations such as the York Regional Police, Mackenzie Health Hospital, Public Libraries, as well as Newcomer Support Programs. During my free time, I love painting and playing the flute. In addition, I love international travel, and my favourite place to date is Santorini, Greece, and favourite food has to be the macaron at Pierre Herme in Paris.

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Finance Intern - Jennifer Dong

The Finance Intern works with the Chief Financial Officer to assist with the logistics of external and internal audits, and review and propose changes to the Financial Policy.

Hello everyone! My name is Jennifer and I am one of the finance interns this year. I'm very excited to be working for ResSoc under the CFO! I am a first year commerce student from Toronto, and in my spare time I enjoy discovering new music, overusing TAMs, telling myself I need to visit the ARC, and flying planes. You can probably find me wandering around campus looking for new places to explore. Please don’t hesitate to reach out!


Events Intern - Danielle Armenio

The Events Intern works with the Events Coordinator to help execute residence-wide programming and events, communicate with vendors to arrange bookings/purchases, and manage a budget to ensure an optimal student experience.

Hi. I’m Danielle Armenio and I am very happy to be the ResSoc Events Intern for the 2018-2019 school year. I’m currently a first year Commerce student who is really enjoying my university experience and I can’t wait to get involved in the planning of the upcoming ResSoc events!
Back in high school, I led our School’s Health Action Team where our main goal was to organize events to promote mental health and diversity within the school community. I was also the Canadian Blood Services Representative, a role which involved encouraging students to donate blood. This year, I’m excited to be part of the ResSoc team and also a member of the Board Leadership Program which gives me the chance to work with the non-profit Habitat for Humanity. Through these opportunities, I look forward to contributing to the University and the community, meeting new people and creating life-long memories. In my free time, I enjoy watching my favourite NHL team—the Detroit Red Wings! If you have any questions or suggestions, don’t hesitate to reach out!

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Finance Intern - Sandra Chan

The Finance Intern works with the Chief Financial Officer to assist with the logistics of external and internal audits, and review and propose changes to the Financial Policy.

I am a fourth year Applied Math Engineering student and this will be my first year getting involved with the Residence Society. I am also enrolled in the Certificate in Business program and am beyond excited to learn and apply what I learn in the classroom to a real life environment. In my spare time, I like to read, conjure up creative cuisines, and go for a run by the lake. Travelling is also one of my greatest passions and South Africa is definitely next up on my to-go destinations. I can’t wait to see what this year brings and please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions!