Queen's University

Vice-Principal (Research) Kerry Rowe to step down

 
2009-09-14
Kerry Rowe

 

Kerry Rowe’s appointment as Vice-Principal (Research) ends Aug. 31, 2010. Dr. Rowe will have completed two five-year terms, making him the longest serving vice-principal or president of research among the G-13 (Canada’s top research universities). 

Research funding has more than doubled at Queen’s since he was appointed to the position in 2000. For the past six years, Queen’s has achieved the top ranking for faculty research awards based on the number of full-time professors per thousand who have won national awards. The Queen’s community thanks Dr. Rowe in advance for a decade of excellent service to the university.

A member of the Department of Civil Engineering, Dr. Rowe's teaching and research have been recognized with several awards, including the Killam Prize and Legget Medal. He has been very active in professional activities, including having been president of the International Geosythetics Society and president of the Canadian Geotechnical Society.

Principal Daniel Woolf has convened and will chair a committee to advise him on the present state and future needs of the Office of the Vice-Principal (Research) and on the appointment of a vice-principal. 

Other members are: Peter Atupare, Law PhD student; Michael Ceci, AMS president; Janice Deakin, dean, School of Graduate Studies; Patrick Deane, vice-principal (academic); Sheilagh Dunn, Office of the Vice-Principal (Research); Mark Heeler, executive director, Principal’s office (administrative support); David McDonald, head, Global Development Studies;  David Pattenden, trustee; Brad Ross, member, Innovation Park Board; Jill Scott, associate professor, German; Kim Woodhouse, dean, Faculty of Applied Science; Daniel Woolf, Principal (chair); and Iain Young, vice-dean, Faculty of Health Sciences.

University community members are invited to submit their views on this appointment and on the present state and future prospects of the Office of the Vice-Principal (Research) to Principal Woolf at principal@queensu.ca

Respondents are asked to state whether or not they wish to have their letters shown, in confidence, to members of the advisory committee.  Deadline: Friday, Oct. 16.

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