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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: Lauren Glover

Laura Glover is relatively new to McGill, having worked since March of this year with Campus Life and Engagement (Student Services). Previously, she worked at Concordia in various areas of student life, including Residence Life, the Student Union, the Dean of Students’ Office and the Student Success Centre, all in roles dealing with first-year transitions. Laura holds a Bachelor of Arts and Fine Arts and a Graduate Diploma in Community Economic Development, both from Concordia. 


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 joined SHHS in 2014 as we transitioned to our full-time RLM model. She brings years of experience working in the non-profit and education sectors. She holds a BA and MA in Political Science from York University and is pursuing a PhD in Education at McGill. 

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!