Queen's University

For the Record: February 16, 2012

Date: 
Thu, 02/16/2012

Appointments

Roger Deeley reappointed to Queen's and KGH positions

Roger Deeley has been reappointed as Vice-Dean Research in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Queen’s University and Vice President Health Sciences Research at Kingston General Hospital and for the Kingston teaching hospitals for a second five-year term commencing January 1, 2012. 

Following 10 years with the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health in the United States, Dr. Deeley came to Queen’s University in 1980. He was promoted to the rank of Professor in 1984 and in 1987 he was appointed as the first holder of the Joseph S. Stauffer Chair and as Director of the Cancer Research Laboratories. He served as Director of the Division of Research for Cancer Care Ontario from 1988 to 2007 and since 2003 he has also been the Director of Queen’s Cancer Research Institute.

Dr. Deeley has held the joint position of Vice-Dean Research in the Faculty of Health Sciences and Vice President Health Sciences Research at Kingston General Hospital since 2007. Dr. Deeley is a member of the Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine with cross-appointments in the Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences and the Department of Oncology.

Dr. Deeley has maintained an active, internationally recognized research program that has been continuously funded from sources such as the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the National Cancer Institute of Canada, the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, and industry. He has also been responsible for developing a number of major research initiatives, which together with his own research program, have garnered over $32-million in funding. Dr. Deeley has extensive experience with research funding agencies and he has been involved in both provincial and national cancer control research agendas.

Over the course of his career, Dr. Deeley has published numerous peer-reviewed research papers, reviews and book chapters, and he is also co-inventor on a number of patents related to the discovery of the multi-drug resistance protein, MRP1. Dr. Deeley was co-recipient in 2005 of the Robert L. Noble Prize presented jointly by the National Cancer Institute of Canada and the Canadian Cancer Society, and in 2007 he was the recipient of the National Cancer Institute of Canada’s Diamond Jubilee Award for outstanding contributions to cancer research.

Staff appointments

Visit the Human Resources website for the successful candidates in recent job competitions.

Committees

Advisory Review Committee -- SNOLAB Institute

In accordance with Queen’s University Senate Policy on “Procedures Governing the Establishment, Reporting and Review of Research Centres, Institutes and Other Entities at Queen’s University”, Vice-Principal (Research) Steven Liss is pleased to announce the membership of the advisory committee for the review of the SNOLAB Institute:

Mark Diederichs (Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering), Anthony Goerzen (School of Business), John Peacey (Mining), David A. Hanes (Head – Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy) and Chair of the Committee, Laurene Ratcliffe (Biology), and Sonja Verbeek, Office of the Vice-Principal (Research) (recording secretary).

Members of the university community are invited to submit their comments on the present state and future prospects of the SNOLAB Institute by Wednesday, March 14, to Sonja Verbeek, c/o Office of the Vice-Principal (Research), (251 Richardson Hall) or via email. Details may be found online.

Dean's Advisory Review Committee – Surveillance Studies Centre

In accordance with Queen’s University Senate Policy on “Procedures Governing the Establishment, Reporting and Review of Research Centres, Institutes and Other Entities at Queen’s University” and in collaboration with the Office of the Vice-Principal (Research), Alistair MacLean, Dean, Faculty of Arts and Science, announces the membership of the advisory committee for the review of the Surveillance Studies Centre:

Allen Head (Economics), James Lee, Chair, (Associate Dean - International and Research, Faculty of Arts and Science); Mark Rosenberg, (Geography); Sergio Sismondo, (Philosophy); Sonja Verbeek, Recording Secretary, [Office of the Vice-Principal (Research)].

Members of the university community are invited to submit their comments on the present state and future prospects of the Surveillance Studies Centre by Wednesday, February 29, to Sonja Verbeek, c/o Office of the Vice-Principal (Research), 251 Richardson Hall, or via email. More details may be found online.

Governance

Staff senator election

Staff members are invited to vote for one staff senator to serve a three-year term starting September 1, 2012.

Nominees are: George Farah (ITServices), Eliot Frymire (NCIC Clinical Trials Group), Julie Gutelius Clarke (School of Business), Janice Hill (Four Directions Aboriginal Student Centre) and Darcie Kelly (Alumni Relations & Annual Giving).

Staff can vote online from February 1 through February 27.

Visit the Senate website for more information.

Apply now 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 Nominating Committee seeks faculty, staff and students who are willing to put their names forward for committee service, beginning September 1, 2012. Terms are usually for two years, with the number of meetings per year depending on the particular committee's area of responsibility.

For a list of vacancies, visit the 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 will be accepted until March 16.

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.

Nominations

The University Secretariat is calling for proposals for the Brockington Visitorship, the Chancellor Dunning Trust and the George Taylor Richardson Memorial Fund. Please note that there is a new process for applications and only one electronic copy of submissions to senate@queensu.ca is required.

The Brockington Visitorship
The Senate Committee on Creative Arts and Public Lectures invites nominations for the Brockington Visitorship. The terms of reference are “to invite a person of international distinction to come to Queen’s University to deliver a public lecture and to meet formally and informally with faculty and students.” Online proposals will be accepted for up to $7,000. The deadline is March 31. More details online.

The Chancellor Dunning Trust
The Senate Committee on Creative Arts and Public Lectures invites nominations for the Chancellor Dunning Trust Lecture. The terms of reference are “to identify and invite a person of distinction to be the Chancellor Dunning Trust Lecturer. The Chancellor Dunning Lecturer will be expected to deliver a public lecture that promotes the understanding and appreciation of the supreme importance of the dignity, freedom and responsibility of the individual person in human society.” Online proposals will be accepted for up to $16,000. The deadline is March 31. More details online.

George Taylor Richardson Memorial Fund
This fund provides grants to support public performances and exhibitions for the benefit of the Queen’s and broader Kingston communities. Online applications are welcome from Queen’s community members. Course-related activities and projects that focus on research, composition, creation or production do not qualify for support.
The deadline is March 31. More details online.

2012 Award for Excellence in Graduate Supervision

The School of Graduate Studies provides this award to recognize those outstanding supervisors who demonstrate excellence in advising, monitoring and mentoring graduate students through their training. Excellence is judged on the quality of supervision and mentorship in facilitating the acquisition of skills and resources needed for the student to succeed as scholars and professionals. Characteristics include availability, timeliness and quality of guidance and feedback, responsiveness to student needs, and enthusiasm for the pursuit of knowledge. In addition the supervisor must promote timely completion of the thesis and encourage the career development of the student through the provision of leadership and support in academic matters such as publishing, presenting, applying for funding. Preference will be given to faculty members who have displayed sustained mentorship activity over many years.

For further details and a nomination form please visit the SGS website. Complete nomination packages must be submitted to the School of Graduate Studies no later than Monday, April 30 at 4:30 pm.

Notices

Submit applications for Chairs in Teaching and Learning

Queen’s University Chairs in Teaching and Learning recognize faculty members who have a record as excellent teachers and as scholars of teaching and learning, who have demonstrated educational leadership at Queen’s and elsewhere, and who have a program of activities that would allow them to make their expertise widely available to the university community. The chair is for three years (non-renewable) and comes with a grant of $20,000 per annum in support of the chair’s activities. Any faculty member with a full-time regular or continuing adjunct appointment is eligible to apply.

To apply, faculty members must submit the following to ctl@queensu.ca by February 27, 2012.

• an abbreviated CV
• a Teaching Dossier
• a detailed proposal (maximum of five single-spaced pages) describing their planned activities and outcomes during his/her term; a budget for these activities is also required
• a letter from the applicant’s dean or department head indicating how they will support the chair during his/her term

Additional information about the chair can be found online, by calling (613) 533-6428 or ctl@queensu.ca

 

 

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