Queen's University

For the Record: Dec. 19, 2013

Wed, 12/18/2013


Faculty of Health Sciences

  • Sussan Askari, Assistant Professor, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (Nov. 25, 2013)
  • Setareh Ghahari, Assistant Professor, School of Rehabilitation Therapy (Jan. 1, 2014)


Headship selection committee — Vice-Dean (Health Sciences) and Director, School of Nursing

Jennifer Medves’ first term as vice-dean (health sciences) and director of the School of Nursing will end on June 30, 2014 and Dr. Medves has indicated that she is willing to be considered for reappointment. A committee has been established to provide advice to Alan Harrison, Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic), on the reappointment of Dr. Medves and the present state and future prospects of the school. The membership of the committee includes:

  • Joan Almost, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing
  • Diane M. Buchanan, Associate Professor, School of Nursing
  • Michael McDonald, Chief of Patient Care and Chief Nursing Executive, Hotel Dieu Hospital
  • Cheryl A. Pulling, Associate Professor, School of Nursing
  • Eleanor Rivoire Executive Vice-President and Chief Nursing Executive, Kingston General Hospital
  • Maurio Ruffolo, Vice-President, Patient and Client Care and Chief Nursing Executive, Providence Care Centre
  • Rosemary A. Wilson, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing
  • Richard K. Reznick (Chair), Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences and Director, School of Medicine
  • Connie Wighton (Secretary), Staffing Assistant, Faculty of Health Sciences

Faculty, staff, students, members of the teaching hospitals and other members of the university and health sciences communities are invited to submit comments on the present state and future prospects of the School of Nursing and the degree of support for the reappointment of Dr. Medves as vice-dean (health sciences) and director. Submissions are to be sent by Monday, Jan. 27, 2014 to the chair either in writing c/o Connie Wighton, 18 Barrie Street, Macklem House, Queen’s University, Kingston Ontario, K7L 3N6 or electronically to wightonc@queensu.ca. Responses will remain confidential and will be shared only with the members of the review committee; anonymous submissions will not be considered.

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