Queen's University

For the Record: July 27, 2010

Date: 
Tue, 07/27/2010

Appointments

Academic Appointments

Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science

Dr. Dominik Barz, Department of Chemical Engineering (August 1)

 

Committees

Principal announces provost search committee

Principal Daniel Woolf has convened and will chair a committee to advise him on the appointment of a new provost and vice-principal (academic). Dr. Robert Silverman’s term as the inaugural holder of this position ends June 30, 2011.

The Principal invites members of the Queen’s community to submit their views on this appointment and on the operation of the Provost’s Office.

The advisory committee has been selected with the assistance of University Senate. The committee members are:

• Daniel Woolf, Principal and Vice-Chancellor (Chair)
• Toby Abramsky, Trustee
• Irène Bujara, University Advisor on Equity
• Safiah Chowdhury, President, Alma Mater Society
• Caroline Davis, Vice-Principal Finance and Administration
• Rosemary Jolly, professor, Department of English
• Irene LaFlèche, senator and staff member in the School of Computing (elected by Senate)
• Leila Notash, senator and professor, Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering (elected by Senate)
• Susan Marlin, Associate Vice-Principal Research
• Alistair MacLean, Dean, Faculty of Arts and Science
• Kathy O'Brien, Director, Office of the Provost
• Jawad Qureshy, President, Society of Graduate and Professional Students
• Haotian Wang, senator, Engineering and Applied Science student (elected by Senate)
• Sally Rigden, Special Assistant, Principal’s Office (Secretary)

Members of the university community are invited to submit their views of the Office of the Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) to the Principal at principal@queensu.ca. Respondents are asked to state whether or not they wish to have their letters shown, in confidence, to members of the advisory committee by September 15th, 2010.

Associate vice-principal and dean of student affairs search committee

Jason Laker’s term as associate vice-principal and dean of student affairs ends June 30, 2011. Dr. Laker has recently announced his plans to leave the university effective July 30, 2010.

In accordance with the procedures established by Senate, a committee chaired by Bob Silverman, Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic), will be established to advise the Principal on the present state and future prospects of the Student Affairs portfolio and on the selection of the Associate Vice-Principal and Dean. Suggestions for membership on the advisory committee are requested and should be submitted in writing to the Office of the Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) by August 6, 2010. Submissions should be sent via email to provost@queensu.ca or mailed to Room 353, Richardson Hall, Queen’s University.

Members of the University community are also invited to offer comments on the present state and future prospects of the student affairs portfolio and the deanship. These comments should be submitted in writing to Bob Silverman, Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic), Room 353, Richardson Hall or via email to provost@queensu.ca. Respondents are asked to state whether they wish to have their letters shown, in confidence, to the members of the advisory committee.

Directorship, Bader International Study Centre

Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) Robert Silverman announces on behalf of Principal Daniel Woolf the membership of the committee that will advise him on the present state and future prospects of the Bader International Study Centre (BISC) and on the selection of a new executive director. Dr. David Bevan has indicated that he does not wish to be considered for another term as executive director.

The committee members are:

  • Peter Bowers, BISC Finance Manager
  • Jo-Anne Brady, University Registrar
  • Irène Bujara, Director of the Human Rights Office and University Advisor on Equity
  • Bill Flanagan, Dean, Faculty of Law
  • David Hanes, Head of Department of Physics
  • Christian Lloyd, Academic Assistant to the Executive Director of the BISC
  • Sandy Montgomery, Operations Director, BISC
  • Kathy O’Brien, Director, Office of the Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) and secretary to the committee
  • Patrick O’Neill, professor of German and Associate Dean (International), Faculty of Arts and Science
  • Jean Ritchie, Office Administrator, BISC
  • David Shankland, BISC Board Member
  • Bob Silverman, Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) and chair of the committee
  • Shirley Xiren Wang, student at the BISC
     

Members of the University community wishing to comment on the key priorities, desired background and skills required by potential candidates are invited to submit their feedback to the Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) by August 13. Respondents should indicate whether they wish to have their letters shown, in confidence, to the members of the advisory committee.
 

Human Resources

Group Life and Health Premiums for Employees

The group insurance premiums change each July 1. The new rates at July 1, 2010 have been adjusted to reflect Queen’s utilization and current cost trends. The new rates are as follows:

Supplementary Medical

The University will continue to pay 100% of premium costs for all active employee groups. This includes coverage for Out of Canada emergency care and Vision Care.

Retiree supplementary medical rates will remain unchanged.

Semi-Private Hospitalization

Active employee rates for this benefit will decrease to $5.42 per month for single coverage and $14.13 per month for family coverage. Retiree rates will decrease to $5.80 for single coverage and $15.11 for family coverage. This benefit is fully paid by participating employees.

Dental

The University will continue to pay 100% of premium costs for all active QUFA Members, General Support Staff and Research Contract employees.

For all other active employee groups, the rates for this benefit will remain the same at $11.91 per month for single coverage and $31.01 per month for family coverage. These rates represent 25% of the total premium with the remaining 75% paid by Queen's University.

Basic Life Insurance

The rate for basic life insurance will decrease to $0.213/$1,000 of coverage per month. Participating employees will pay $0.096/$1,000 of coverage per month while the University will pay $0.117/$1,000 of coverage per month.

Optional Life Insurance

The rates for optional life insurance have remained the same and are as follows:

Age      Premium
0-39      $0.06/$1,000
40-44    $0.12/$1,000
45-49    $0.20/$1,000
50-54    $0.32/$1,000
55-59    $0.55/$1,000
60-64    $0.79/$1,000
65-70    $1.03/$1,000

This benefit is fully paid by participating employees.

Long Term Disability

The rate for long term disability will remain the same at 1.26% of a monthly salary. This benefit is fully paid by participating employees. As a result, income from this benefit is tax free.

For information on premium and benefit coverage details please check the benefits section of the Human Resources website or feel free to contact the Human Resources Department at 613-533-2070.
 

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