Offices in learned societiesSecretary-General, World Union of Catholic Philosophical Societies, 1998-present.
St Francis Xavier University
At St Francis Xavier University, I have served on a number of committees,
including a term as Chair of the University Faculty, Chair of the University
Senate, two consecutive terms as Chair of the Arts Faculty, and as a member
of several other senior committees.
I have also served as Editor of the journals, Maritain Studies and Philosophy, Culture, and Traditions, as the principal organiser of a number of international and regional conferences, and as Editor of several edited collections of scholarly essays. These responsibilities involve organisational ability as well as diplomatic skills (dealing with publishers, managing and copy editors, arranging for publicity and advertising, and discussions with successful and unsuccessful contributors).
Past-President (2004-06), and Vice-President (2001-02), St Francis
Xavier University Association of University Teachers
Chair, University Faculty, 2001-02.
Chair, Faculty of Arts, 1998-99; 1999-2000.
Chair of the University Senate and of the Senate Steering Committee, 1994-95.
Vice-Chair of the University Senate and member of the Steering Committee, 1993-94.
Member of the University Senate, 1992-95.
Secretary, Faculty of Arts, 1994-95.
Member of the University Council for Research, 1995-96.
Member of the Selection Committee for the Father Edo Gatto Chair of Christian Studies, 1997-2000.
Member of the Presidential Committee for the Christian Culture Lecture Series, 1992-96; 1998-2000.
Member of the Presidential Committee for the Dr Moses M. Coady Debating Competition (1993-95; 1997-98) and Chair of the Coady Debating Competition, 1995-96; 1998-99.
Adjunct faculty member, Program in Catholic Studies, 1998-2000; 2001--
Member of Salary and Benefits Committee, St Francis Xavier Association of University Teachers, 1991- 92; 1998-2000.
Member of the Chaplaincy Advisory Committee, 1993-96.
Member of the Faculty Handbook Committee, St Francis Xavier Association of University Teachers, 1993-95.
Member of the Negotiation Committee, St Francis Xavier Association of University Teachers, 1994-95.
Member of the Senate Ad-Hoc Committee on the Christmas Examination Timetable, 1992-93.
Advisor for Graduate Programmes in Philosophy, Department of Philosophy, 1993-present.
Public Relations contact person, Department of Philosophy, 1994-96.
Faculty Advisor to the St Francis Xavier University Debating Society, 1992-96.
Organizer of Visiting Lecturer series, Department of Philosophy, 1992-93; 1994-95; 1998-99.
University of Saskatchewan, St Thomas More College
Chairperson and Member, Class Evaluation Committee, 1981-83.
Co-chairperson, Nominations Committee, St Thomas More College Faculty Association, 1981-83.
Organized St Thomas More College Annual Public Lecture, 1981-82.
Faculty Co-ordinator, The Student Philosophy Forum and St Thomas More College Philosophy Club, 1980-82.
Member, Class Evaluation Committee, 1980-81.