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Our Team

Elspeth Murray
Director

elspeth.murray@queensu.ca

Elspeth Murray has served as the Associate Dean - MBA and Master’s Programs from 2012-2022 and has been a professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at Smith School of Business since 1996. She also holds the CIBC Fellowship in Entrepreneurship, and founded Smith's Centre for Business Venturing. She is the Director of the Centre for Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Social Impact.

Prior to joining Smith, she worked in industry for 7 years for several firms including IBM, and Canadian Tire. As an integral part of her work in the strategy and new venture fields, Dr. Murray specializes in the management of change.

JP Shearer
Associate Director

john-paul.shearer@queensu.ca

JP Shearer is Associate Director of the Centre for Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Social Impact, working to accelerate the success of entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs, and innovators.

JP has spent much of his time at Smith School of Business dedicated to the development of excellence in people through coaching and mentoring. In addition to his current role, he is an academic advisor to the Full-time MBA, MBA Americas and Executive MBA programs.

JP holds an Executive MBA (2003) from the University of Glasgow, Scotland.

Christina Sager

Christina Sager

Operations Manager
613.533.2658
christina.sager@queensu.ca

Matt Hawksley

Matt Hawksley

Program Manager
Advanced Leadership in Social Impact
613.533.3331
m.hawksley@queensu.ca

Simon VanAsseldonk

Simon VanAsseldonk

Program Coordinator
613.533.6093
simon.vanasseldonk@queensu.ca