Principal Daniel Woolf drops two spots on 2018’s Sunshine List

Woolf sees a 0.10 per cent income decrease from 2016, now fourth highest earner at Queen’s

Principal Daniel Woolf and Professor Reznick
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On Mar. 23, the Ontario government released 2018’s Sunshine List, revealing Ontario’s public employees who made more than $100,000 in 2017.

Of the 3,860 Queen’s employees who made over $100,000, Principal Daniel Woolf dropped to fourth place with his wage of $386,629.92. In 2016 — when he was the second highest earner at the University — he made $387,024.88. 

Principal Woolf’s income has been steadily declining since 2015, when he made $391,530.88 

Richard Reznick, Queen’s General Surgeon and Department of Surgery professor, was Queen’s top earner on this year’s Sunshine List, making $426,605.96. This marks a 0.93 per cent increase from 2016 when he made $422,681.72. Reznick has been one of Queen’s top earners since 2012.

David Walker, who was appointed interim Executive Director of the School of Policy Studies and Associate Dean only two years ago, was the second highest earner at Queen’s in 2017. He made $399,797.62, which was nearly a $15,000 increase from 2016 when he made $384,815.96. 

Of the top ten 2017 earners at Queen’s, three are women, the same amount found in last year’s Sunshine List. 

Elspeth Murray, Associate Dean and Professor in the Smith School of Business, was the highest female earner and the third overall highest at Queen’s. In 2017, she made $391,797.62, which was an increase of over $13,000 from 2016, when she made $378,564.12. 

Of the top ten earners, Yuri Levin, the Stephen J.R. Smith Chair of Analytics at the Smith School of Business, received the highest increase in her salary percentage. Levin earned $384,121.88 in 2017, a 32.96 per cent increase from 2016’s $288,907.28. 

The Sunshine List contains data about Queen’s University’s income as far back as 1997, when Queen’s employees earned a collective total of $7,801,453.92. Since then, Queen’s has steadily increased its income. In 2017, employees earned a collective total of $161,649,426.71, the highest amount to date. 

Of Ontario’s universities, Queen’s was the eighth highest earning university, and the 19th highest earning employer overall. In comparison, the University of Toronto was the top earning university in 2017, scoring fourth highest earning employer overall in Ontario, with employees earning $716,088,630.35. 

Of the 12 sectors the Sunshine List contains data for, the University sector is the second highest earner in Ontario following the municipalities, earning $2,946,295,670.24 in 

2017. This is an 8.52 per cent increase from 2016, when the University sector earned $2,714,913,287.94. 

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