Queen's University

For the Record: February 21, 2013

Date: 
Thu, 02/21/2013

Nominations

Brockington Visitorship, the Chancellor Dunning Trust and the George Taylor Richardson Memorial Fund

The University Secretariat is calling for proposals for the Brockington Visitorship, the Chancellor Dunning Trust and the George Taylor Richardson Memorial Fund. Please send one electronic copy of submissions to senate@queensu.ca.

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. Deadline: March 31.

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. Deadline: March 31.

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. Deadline: March 31.

Notices

Agnes Etherington Art Centre Review

Laeeque Daneshmend, Deputy Provost, announces the initiation of a comprehensive external review of the Agnes Etherington Art Centre (AEAC).

The purpose of the external review is to examine:

  • the present state and future direction and priorities of the AEAC
  • its role as an integral partner in the Queen’s student learning experience and as a significant resource for the local, provincial and national arts communities
  • the structures for community engagement
  • the governance structure
  • the profile and mandate of the director of the AEAC

In accordance with past practice, the AEAC will be asked to prepare a reflective self-study document, which will be shared with the external review team. It is anticipated that the site visit of the external reviewers will be scheduled for the fall of 2013, at which time there will be opportunity for them to meet with members of the Queen’s and Kingston communities.

Members of the university community are invited to comment, in writing, on the present state and future prospects of the AEAC by July 1, 2013. Letters should be submitted to the Office of the Provost, Suite 353 Richardson Hall, or via email to Peggy Watkin, Senior Associate

Board of Trustees Elections

Online elections are currently open for staff and faculty/librarian/archivist positions on the Board of Trustees The last day to vote is Thursday, February 28 by 4 pm.

Board of Trustees website

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