For the Record: January 31, 2011
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, 2011. 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.
The need for members to serve on all these committees is pressing. 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 Feb. 28.
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.
Milestones – January 2011
If you have a milestone of five, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40 years or more of continuous service coming up and you do not wish your name to be included in the listing, please contact Faye Baudoux at 77791.
Congratulations to those who reached the following milestones in January.
Thirty-five years: Lilian B Cook, School of Nursing; Lucy A Lloyd-Batson, Education Library.
Thirty years: Deborah A Harrington, Office of the University Veterinarian.
Twenty Years: Heather Susan Blower, Custodial Services; M Dianne Hyde, Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering; P Kelly Petrunka, Psychology; Sandra Turcotte, School of Rehabilitation Therapy.
Fifteen years: Victoria Classen, Clinical Trials Group; Steven N Millan, School of Business; Norma St John, Faculty of Arts and Science; Qilu Ye, Biochemistry.
Ten years: Nicole D Claridge, Clinical Trials Group; Tammy Donnelly, Faculty of Arts and Science; Neal Hill, PPS; Georgina Howard, Clinical Trials Group; Maureen P Kane, School of Rehabilitation Therapy; Elvira S Miranda, Otolaryngology; Robin Spires-Holmes, School of Business; Hanna Stanbury, International Centre.
Five years: Miranda Carvalho, Human Resources; Jennifer M Clark, Political Studies;
Erica Harnett, Clinical Trials Group; Candace J Hartley, Psychology; D Bubby Kettlewell, School of Environmental Studies; Janet L Pollard, PPS; David G White, Residences; Cheryl Wilson, Family Medicine.
Deadline for Additional Voluntary Contributions February 4
Members of the Queen's Pension Plan (QPP) can make Additional Voluntary Contributions (AVCs) by payroll deduction each month without interruption, subject to a monthly contribution limit based on annual pensionable salary. Under this program, contributions will be deducted every month of the year and will continue indefinitely, so there is no need to renew each year.
With the exception of new employees (who may enroll at the beginning of their appointment), the opportunity to enroll is only available in February of each year. This annual window of opportunity also allows existing AVC contributors to increase their deductions (subject to the monthly limit) or decrease their deduction. Participants may stop their deduction at any time (subject only to re-enrolment restrictions).
If you wish to enroll or make a change to your current monthly AVC deduction, please follow this link, print and complete the form and return it to the Pensions & Benefits Unit, Department of Human Resources, Fleming Hall (Stewart-Pollock Wing), prior to February 4. If you have any questions, please contact Pensions & Benefits at 36414.
Principal's Development Fund 2011/12
Principal Daniel Woolf is pleased to announce the following invitation for applications for funding under the Principal’s Development Fund.
1. International Visiting Scholars
2. New International Research Collaborations
3. International Visiting Scholars from Major Institutional Partners *
In the above competitions, faculty members are invited to submit an application and budget to the dean of their faculty by April 22. Applications will be considered for visits during the 2011/12 academic year. Funding decisions will be announced in June. Full guidelines and application forms (including budget forms) are available on the website of the Principal’s Office under “Funding Initiatives."
4. Relationships with Major Institutional Partners *
In the above competition, applications should be made directly to the Office of the Vice-Provost (International) at any time during the 2011/12 academic year.
* Major Institutional Partners are identified as:
Australia: University of Western Australia, Perth
China: Fudan University, Shanghai
Germany: Tübingen University
New Zealand: University of Otago, Dunedin
South Africa: University of Cape Town
Sweden: Uppsala University
UK: Durham University
USA: Dartmouth College, New Hampshire
Above programs administered by the Office of the Vice-Provost (International)
Visiting Scholars Program (Domestic and International)
Applications for support of visiting scholars (domestic and international) may be made to a fund apportioned to and administered by the deans of schools and faculties. This fund is intended to encourage academic visits by women, visible minorities, aboriginal peoples and people with disabilities, but other applications will be considered as well. Apply directly to the appropriate dean.
Nominations open for Alumni Award for Excellence in Teaching
Nominations are open for the Alumni Award for Excellence in Teaching, given each year by the Queen’s University Alumni Association. The $5,000 award recognizes Queen's professors who "show outstanding knowledge, teaching ability, and accessibility to students." Students, faculty, staff and alumni are invited to submit nominations. Deadline is February 25. More information is available online.
Call for Distinguished Service nominations
Do you know someone who has worked tirelessly in support of Queen’s and deserves recognition? Consider nominating them for a Queen’s Distinguished Service Award.
First awarded in 1974, the Distinguished Service Awards are presented annually in May at the University Council meeting and dinner. The 176 recipients to date include alumni, staff, faculty members, former principals, retirees, donors and friends – all of whom have in some way helped to make the university a better place.
All alumni and members of University Council (this includes members of Senate and the Board of Trustees) are invited to nominate candidates. Other university community members with nomination suggestions are encouraged to contact a representative. Membership lists are posted on the University Secretariat website under the Senate, Board and University Council categories.
The deadline is February 4.