Queen's University

For the Record: Feb. 6, 2014

Wed, 02/05/2014


Stéfanie von Hlatky — Director, Centre for International and Defence Policy

The Centre for International and Defence Policy is pleased to welcome Stéfanie von Hlatky, of the Department of Political Studies, as its new director. Dr. von Hlatky was appointed by Principal Daniel Woolf in December, and took up her duties immediately.

Dr. von Hlatky brings considerable experience to this position. She was the executive director of the Centre for International Peace and Security Studies at the Université de Montréal and is the founder of Women in International Security—Canada. Before coming to Queen's, she was a postdoctoral fellow at the Centre for Peace and Security Studies, Georgetown University; a policy scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center in Washington; a visiting professor at the Dickey Center for International Understanding at Dartmouth College; and a senior researcher at the Center for Security Studies at ETH Zurich. Her book, The Great Asymmetry: American Allies in Times of War, has just been published by Oxford University Press. 

Appointments in the Faculty of Health Sciences

  • Eva Nancy-Marie Purkey, Assistant Professor, Family Medicine (Feb. 3, 2014)
  • Jennifer A. Flemming, Assistant Professor, Medicine-Gastroenterology (Jan. 1, 2014)
  • Mona Sawhney, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing (Jan 01/14)


Principal’s Advisory Committee — Vice-Principal (Advancement)

Tom Harris’ term as vice-principal (advancement) will end on Dec. 31, 2014. Dr. Harris has indicated that he would consider a further term as vice-principal should it be the wish of the university community. Principal Daniel Woolf is pleased to announce the membership of the committee that he has asked to advise him on the reappointment of Tom Harris as vice-principal (advancement).

Members are:

  • Eril Berkok, AMS President
  • Irène Bujara, University Advisor on Equity
  • Caroline Davis, Vice-Principal (Finance and Administration)
  • Nick Francis, Rector
  • Liz Gorman, Alumni Relations
  • Myra Hird, Environmental Studies
  • Jess Joss, Queen’s Alumni Association President
  • David Pattenden, Board of Trustees
  • Iain Reeve, SGPS President
  • Richard Reznick, Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Charles Sumbler, Office of the Vice-Principal (Research) (Secretary);
  • Daniel Woolf, Principal (Chair)

Members of the university community are invited to submit their views on this reappointment and on the present state and future prospects of the Office of the Vice-Principal (Advancement) to the principal via Chris Berga. Respondents are asked to state whether or not they wish to have their letters shown, in confidence, to members of the advisory committee. Letters should be submitted by Feb. 21, 2014.


Faculty, staff and students asked to serve on Senate committees

Committee service is a valuable way in which members of the university community participate in the governance of Queen's. Senate committees discuss issues of broad interest to the academic community, and make recommendations on policy and practice that are essential to the university's operations and evolution.

At this time the Senate Governance and Nominating Committee seeks faculty, staff and students who are willing to put their names forward for committee service. Terms are usually for two years, with the number of meetings per year depending on the particular committee's area of responsibility. For students, terms may be adjusted in accordance with dates of graduation.

For a list of vacancies, visit the Secretariat website. You can click on the committee name to read the terms of reference and composition. An online application form is at the bottom of the vacancy list.

Community members are urged to consider putting their name forward, either for a committee dealing with a subject that is of immediate interest or concern to you, or for a committee dealing with a subject that you know is important. Either way, committee work allows you to directly impact the way Queen's functions as a teaching and research institution, and as a community of scholars, students and staff.

Applications are accepted until March 21, 2014.

If you wish to discuss the opportunity of serving on a Senate committee, please feel free to contact the Secretariat Office at 613-533-6095.

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