Queen's University

For the Record: June 20, 2013

Thu, 06/20/2013


Faculty of Health Sciences

  • Douglas James (D.J.) Cook, Assistant Professor, Surgery-Neurosurgery (May 1, 2013)
  • Kathleen J. Nolan, Assistant Professor, Paediatrics (Jun 1, 2013)


Advisory Committee to the Principal Regarding the Selection of a Candidate to serve as Queen’s University’s 14th Chancellor

David Dodge’s second three-year term as the 13th chancellor of Queen’s University will end on June 30, 2014, and he has indicated that he does not wish to serve a third term.

Under the Charter of Queen’s University, the appointment of a chancellor is the responsibility of the University Council. According to the bylaws of the council, the Executive Committee is required to ask the principal to form an advisory committee to select the next chancellor.

The advisory committee is an advisory body to the principal and is established to solicit and review nominations, in confidence, and to recommend a candidate for the Office of Chancellor to the principal.

When the advisory committee has made a recommendation to the principal, the principal shall inform the Executive Committee and ask for the Executive Committee's approval to bring the recommendation for appointment forward for endorsement by the University Council.

The advisory committee has the following members:

  • Principal Daniel Woolf (Committee Chair)
  • Barb Palk (Chair of the Board)
  • Alison Holt (University Council Executive Committee member)
  • David Bakhurst (Professor, Department of Philosophy)
  • Irene Lafleche (Staff member)
  • Heather Black (University Councillor)
  • Bruce Mitchell (Benefactor)
  • Nick Francis (Rector)
  • Irène Bujara (Equity Advisor, nonvoting)
  • Lon Knox (Secretary, nonvoting)

The chancellor presides and confers degrees at convocations, chairs meetings of the University Council, is an ex-officio member of the Board of Trustees, and acts as an ambassador for Queen’s in many capacities.

A website has been established to provide a forum for receipt of nominations and supporting information.

The advisory committee welcomes nominations from all members of the university community. Nominations should include a brief biographical sketch and the reason for the nomination. Please submit nominations to Lon Knox, University Secretariat, Suite 153 Richardson Hall, Queen’s University Kingston, Ont., Canada, K7L 3N6 or by email to univsec@queensu.ca no later than Aug. 16, 2013.


Distinguished Service Award — Call for nominations

Queen’s faculty, staff and retirees are invited to nominate candidates for a Queen’s Distinguished Service Award. Inaugurated by the University Council in 1974, this award recognizes individuals who have made the university a better place through their extraordinary contributions. Recipients become Honorary Life Members of the council.

Recent changes to the University Council By-laws now enable Queen’s employees and retirees to nominate recipients, who will be recognized at the University Council Annual Dinner on Friday, Oct. 18.

Details and the nomination form are online. Or contact the University Secretariat: ucouncil@queensu.ca or 613-533-6095.

Deadline: Sunday, June 30, 2013.


Honorary degree nominations for 2014

Information and nomination forms for 2014 honorary degree nominations are available online or by phoning the University Secretariat at 613-533-6095.
Deadline for submission of nominations: Friday, Aug. 9, 2013

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