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Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science

Dean Kim Woodhouse

On behalf of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, I would like to thank our incredible donors, corporate supporters and volunteers who helped us surpass our goal and reach over $90.3 million in investment in Engineering at Queen’s during the 10 year Inspiring Greatness campaign, an integral part of the Queen’s Initiative Campaign I would like to give you a snapshot of how these contributions are positioning the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science to adapt and thrive in our changing world.

The investment is helping to ensure that initiatives such as the Queen’s Innovation Connector can continue to grow as an innovation hub for students, researchers and entrepreneurs. Gifts to the Aboriginal Access to Engineering program are helping our Aboriginal youth consider and achieve post-secondary education and are supporting them throughout their university experience. Our donors’ confidence and investment in our faculty members has tripled the number of endowed and expendable chairs and professorships in Engineering. The new Hazell Research Professorship in Chemical Design and Innovation, the Donald and Joan McGeachy Chair in Biomedical Engineering, the Donald and Sarah Munro Chair, and the Kinross Professorship in Mining Health and Safety have inspired a new generation of graduate students and their enhanced scholarship. Investments have also led to the formation of the Water Research Centre, the Robert M. Buchan Department of Mining and the ability to hire 14 new faculty members over the last five years. 

Over the campaign, we have seen a 50 percent increase in student bursaries, scholarships and awards, and support for the Dean’s Excellence Fund has enabled the distribution of critical funding to projects, awards, student activities, teams and clubs. The generosity of all those who have given both time and money contributes directly to the education of outstanding engineers through experiential learning opportunities that challenge their assumptions and nurture team skills.

We are moving forward with our new dedicated interdisciplinary teaching and research space within the former physical education centre across the street from Beamish-Munro Hall. It will house innovative new facilities, research laboratories and design studios to bring together professors, undergraduates and graduate students from a number of Faculties to collaborate in a dynamic and academic social environment. Donors have also recognized the importance of place to students by giving directly to major renovations in the historic buildings of the Faculty. Renovations to the first floor of McLaughlin Hall have revitalized the space for experiential learning, and the Jeffery Hall “Apple Lounge” is a hub of student activity.

Thank you for your leadership and your confidence in our vision. Thank you for inspiring all of us to reach further for our students. Thank you for inspiring our students by your example. 
And thank you for infusing our campaign with spirit and drive.

 

Kimberly A. Woodhouse
PhD, 
PEng, FCAE, FBSE
Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science