Queen's University

For the Record: July 10, 2014

Thu, 07/10/2014


Faculty of Health Sciences

Jennifer Medves reappointed Vice-Dean (Health Sciences) and Director, School of Nursing

Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) Alan Harrison is pleased to announce that Jennifer Medves has been reappointed as vice-dean (Faculty of Health Sciences) and director of the School of Nursing for a second five-year term from July 1, 2014 until June 30, 2019.

Dr. Medves began her career in England as a certified midwife and registered nurse while serving as an officer in the Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps. Upon moving to Canada, she was awarded her Bachelor of Nursing from the University of Manitoba and her Master of Nursing and PhD from the University of Alberta.

She joined the School of Nursing at Queen’s at the rank of assistant professor in 2000. She was granted tenure and promoted to associate professor in 2006 and she was promoted to professor in 2010. Dr. Medves is cross-appointed to the Department of Public Health and the School of Rehabilitation Therapy. She was appointed as associate dean (Health Sciences) and director of the School of Nursing in 2009 and, in 2010, the title of her position was changed to Vice-Dean (Faculty of Health Sciences) and director of the School of Nursing.

A very active educator, Dr. Medves teaches in the undergraduate and graduate programs and supervises graduate students at the master's and doctoral levels. She has received a number of awards in recognition of her contributions to education.

One of the most productive nursing researchers in Canada, Dr. Medves has held a Career Scientist Award from the Ministry of Health and Long Term-Care in support of her work in rural maternity nursing. Her program has evolved from a focus on rural maternity care to the wider contexts of nursing in rural health care and interprofessional education. She has been a principal or co-investigator on more than 40 projects that have been supported by funding from both the federal and provincial governments as well as from a variety of other sources including the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. In addition to her publication record of more than 40 peer-reviewed papers and almost 30 technical reports, she has delivered 79 presentations and almost 40 invited presentations at regional, national and international conferences.

Dr. Medves is an active member of numerous university committees and she serves on Queen’s Senate. She also serves on local, provincial and federal committees that have the mandate to examine maternity practice and sustain health care for women.

New faculty appointments

The most recent appointments in the Faculty of Health Sciences:

Annette E Hay, Assistant Professor, Medicine-Hematoogy/Oncology - July 1, 2014
Suzan Abu-Abed, Assistant Professor, Pathology and Molecular Medicine - July 1, 2014
Neil M. Renwick, Assistant Professor, Pathology and Molecular Medicine - July 3, 2014
Heather Castleden, Assistant Professor, Public Health Sciences (jointly appointed with Geography) - Aug. 1, 2014
Marian Lucktar-Flude, Lecturer, School of Nursing – July 1, 2014
Heather M. Aldersey, Assistant Professor, School of Rehabilitation Therapy – July 1, 2014
Mila Kolar, Assistant Professor, Surgery-General Surgery – July 1, 2014

Human Resources

Successful candidates

Congratulations to the following individuals who were the successful candidates in recent job competitions.

Job Title: Occupational Therapist – Belleville
Department: Family Medicine
Competition: 2014-108
Successful Candidate: Nicole Bobbette

Job Title: Research Projects Advisor
Department: University Research Services
Competition: 2014-133
Successful Candidate: Kristina Arseneau

Job Title: Program Assistant – QuARMS and International Initiatives
Department: Undergraduate Medical Education, School of Medicine
Competition: 2014-054
Successful Candidate: Withdrawn

Job Title: Curricular Coordinator
Department: Undergraduate Medical Education, School of Medicine
Competition: 2014-129
Successful Candidate: Withdrawn


Honorary degree nomination period now open

Information and nomination forms for 2015 honorary degrees is now available on the University Secretariat website or by contacting the University Secretariat at 613-533-6095. Deadline for submissions is Friday, August 8, 2014.


Renewal, tenure, promotion applications

Under the terms of the collective agreement between Queen’s and Queen’s University Faculty Association for faculty, librarians and archivists, Aug. 15 is the deadline for regular faculty to apply for renewal, tenure or promotion; librarians and archivists to apply for renewal, continuing appointment or promotion; and adjuncts to apply for promotion

Members had to notify their unit head of their intent to apply for renewal, tenure, continuing appointment,
or promotion by July 1.

Articles that refer to these procedures:

Article 24 – Employment Equity;
Article 30 – Renewal, Tenure and Promotion for Tenure-Track and Tenured Faculty Members;
Article 31 – Renewal, Continuing Appointment and Promotion for Librarian and Archivist Members;
Article 32.6 – Promotion for Adjunct Members.

PhD Oral Examinations

The following is a list of PhD candidates and the details of their thesis that they will be defending. Members of the regular staff at the university may attend PhD oral thesis examinations.

Wednesday, July 23
Adam Patrick Heenan, Psychology, "Effects of Anxiety on Perceptual Biases for Ambiguous Biological Motion Stimuli." Supervisor: N.F. Troje, 228 Humphrey Hall, 12 pm.

Wednesday, July 23
Farhad Imani, Electrical and Computer Engineering, "Ultrasound-Based Tissue Typing Using RF Time Series: Feasibility Studies and New Applications." Supervisors: P. Mousavi, P. Abolmaesumi, 302 Walter Light Hall, 9:30 am.

Wednesday, July 30
Sinan Bulut, Physics, Engineering Physics and Astronomy, "Charge Density Waves and Electronic Nematicity in the Three Band Model of Cuprate Superconductors." Supervisors: W. Atkinson, R.J. Gooding, 201 Stirling Hall, 11 am.

Thursday, July 31
Zhiyuan Hu, Electrical and Computer Engineering, "Topology, Control and Design of LLC Resonant Converters." Supervisors: Y.-F. Liu, P.C. Sen, 302 Walter Light Hall, 1:30 pm.

Thursday, July 31
Shu Zhang, Electrical and Computer Engineering, "Control of a Nonlinear Mach-Zehnder Interferometer for Optical Regeneration Using Digital Signal Processing." Supervisor: J.C. Cartledge, 302 Walter Light Hall, 10 a.m.


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