Residence Staff

Residence hall staff are an integral part of our residence communities. While their roles vary widely, each residence hall staff member is committed to ensuring that students' time in residence is as fun, safe, productive and memorable as it can be.

Residence halls have live-in Hall Residence Life Managers, Floor Fellows/Dons and Residence Life Facilitators. The MORE residences have a live-out Director and MORE Fellows.

The Residence Life Managers (RLMs) have strong professional connections to McGill's academic community. Together with the Floor Fellows, they provide invaluable guidance and oversee and coordinate academic and social aspects of life in the residence halls. 

Residence Life Managers for 2016/2017

RLM for Carrefour Sherbrooke and La Citadelle: Kayin Queely

Kayin Queeley is new to McGill. He is the Residence Life Manager working with Carrefour Sherbrooke and  La Citadelle residences. He has worked previously in various student affairs roles, including as a Residence Director and an Academic counselor, at the State University of New York in Plattsburgh, NY. He holds a BSc in International Business and an MSc in Leadership from that institution.

RLM for Solin Hall: Jim Ghoshdastidar

Jim has worked for Student Housing and Hospitality Services for four years, beginning as Hall Coordinator of New Residence Hall and Faculty Mentor in Residence at McConnell Hall before taking on his current role as Residence Life Manager of Solin Hall last summer. Prior to his time at McGill, Jim worked in Residences at both Queen’s University and Acadia University. This is his tenth year living in residences! He was instrumental in founding the FRezCa undergraduate science drop-in help centre and the SciCram exam preparatory programs while a TA for Chem 110, and for the development of hiring carousel as part of the Student Academic Staff hiring process.

RLM for Gardner, Molson, and McConnell Hall: Laura Glover

Laura Glover started working at McGill in March of 2016 with Campus Life & Engagement, as a Project Development Specialist for McGill’s First Year Undergraduate Experience Strategy. She previously worked at Concordia University in various areas of Student Life, including focusing on harm-reduction programming with the Orientation/Frosh Culture Change project. She holds a cross-faculty undergraduate double major in Fine Arts and Arts and Sciences, Playwriting and Political Science, and a Graduate Diploma in Community Economic Development from Concordia University. Laura is also a musician who plays in a folk band here in Montreal. Residing in Molson Hall in Upper Residences with her miniature dachshund Etta, Laura is very excited to be the RLM for Upper Residences.  

RLM for New Residence Hall: Luke Walker 

Luke’s introduction to the Residence Life Community came on August 24th, 2005 – it was on this day that his teary-eyed parents dropped him off at Solin Hall and said goodbye to their special lil freshman. Two years later he returned to McGill Residences to work as a Floor Fellow at Solin Hall (2007-2009) and Carrefour Sherbrooke (2009-2010). After completing his Bachelor of Arts, Luke worked for six years at McGill’s Service Point before finally re-joining the Residence Life Community in June 2016 – this time as the RLM for New Residence Hall. He shares his apartment in New Rez with three of the best roommates anyone could ever ask for: Aylish (wife), Narnia (cat) and MonkeyDog (cat). 

RLM for Royal Victoria College, Douglas Hall, and MORE: Cora-Lee Conway

Cora-Lee Conway is the Residence Life Manager for Royal Victoria College, Douglas Hall and the MORE Residences for the 2016-2017 school year. Cora-Lee  joined the Residence Life community in 2014 and brings years of experience working in the non-profit and education sectors. She holds a Bachelors and Masters Degree in Political Science from York University and is currently pursuing a PhD in the Faculty of Education at McGill. She has an eight-year old Bichon Frise named Lola who is really a human in disguise. Cora-Lee hails from the mega city of Toronto but has lived overseas in the Middle East. She enjoys long walks with her dog Lola, the occasional hot yoga practice and fiction, especially by female writers of colour. She sings with the Montreal Gospel Choir and is a founding member of a local community organization C-Uni-T.


Residence Life Managers (RLM)

The role of the Residence Life Manager is to create and sustain a sense of community in their hall, supervise the hall’s team of Floor Fellows, serve as a general resource person for students and staff in the residence hall, support and interact with the hall councils, and act as a Disciplinary Officer of the University when required.

Designed to meet the evolving and growing needs of students, RLMs will expand our capacity to provide programming and support to our resident students. They are full-time staff, whose primary focus and responsibility is the residence community. They oversee a grouping of halls or a single large hall and will live in or near the halls for which they are responsible.

As professionals with experience in the fields of residence life, student affairs and other learning/helping professions, they will be responsible for educational programming, training and developing student leaders and student staff (Floor Fellows), serve as a support and resource for resident students as they adjust to University life, provide administrative and operational support, serve as an early alert system for emotional, academic and mental health issues among students, provide crisis management, and serve as Disciplinary Officers when required.

RLMs play a key role in enhancing student life in residences and often form deep and long-lasting bonds with their staff of Floor Fellows, with their hall councils, and with resident students.


Floor Fellows are all upper year McGill students who get to know residents on an individual basis. They provide support, information, and referrals on a range of topics and strive to create a relaxed environment for students, making everyone feel at home. Like Floor Fellows and Dons, the MORE Fellows' primary tasks are to help new students adjust to life at McGill and plan social activities. 

Residence Life Facilitators are live-out upper year student leaders who work individually and as a team to plan welcome activities for new students, support residence student councils, and facilitate year-long activities.

Read on to learn more about the roles of the different types of residence hall staff, or to apply for one of these exciting positions!