Queen's University

For the Record: March 1, 2012

Date: 
Thu, 03/01/2012

Committees

Provost’s Advisory Committee – Director, Agnes Etherington Art Centre

Janet Brooke’s term as director of the Agnes Etherington Art Centre (AEAC) ends on June 30, 2012. Ms Brooke has agreed to consider serving another term should it be the wish of the university community.

A Provost’s Advisory Committee, chaired by Susan Cole, Deputy Provost, has been struck with the following membership:

Jan Allen, Chief Curator/Curator of Contemporary Art, AEAC
Bernard Burkom, President, AEAC Gallery Association
Susan Cole, Deputy Provost (Chair)
Sarah Jane Dumbrille, Queen’s University Board of Trustees
Janice Helland, Head, Department of Art, Queen’s University
Kathleen Sellars, Director, BFA Programme, Queen’s University
Peggy Watkin, Senior Associate, Office of the Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) and Secretary to the Committee
One member TBA

Members of the university community who wish to comment on Ms Brooke’s leadership of the Agnes Etherington Art Centre may do so by Friday, March 16. Please submit your letters in writing to Dr. Cole, Deputy Provost, and send to Suite 353 Richardson Hall, or submit via email to provost@queensu.ca. Respondents should indicate whether they wish to have their letters shown, in confidence, to the members of the advisory committee.

Principal’s Advisory Committee – Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science

Kimberly A. Woodhouse’s term as dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science ends on June 30, 2012. Dr. Woodhouse has indicated that she would consider a second term as dean should it be the wish of the university community.

In accordance with the procedures established by Senate, a committee chaired by Alan Harrison, Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic), has been established to advise Principal Daniel Woolf on the present state and future prospects of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, and on the selection of the dean.

Membership of the committee is as follows:

Irène Bujara, Director, Human Rights and Equity Offices
Matt Scribner, Society of Graduate and Professional Students
Laeeque Daneshmend, Head, Robert M. Buchan Department of Mining
Derrick Dodgson, President, Queen’s Engineering Society
Cynthia Fekken, Associate Dean, Faculty of Arts and Science
David Hanes, Head, Department of Physics
Alan Harrison, Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) – Chair
Steven Liss, Vice-Principal (Research)
Jane McMillan, Director of Development, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
Kathy O’Brien, Executive Director, Office of the Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) – Secretary
David Rappaport, Associate Dean, School of Graduate Studies
Fred Siemonsen, Alumnus, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
Steve Tanner, Director, Finance and Administration, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science

Advisory Review Committee -- SNOLAB Institute

In accordance with Queen’s University Senate Policy on “Procedures Governing the Establishment, Reporting and Review of Research Centres, Institutes and Other Entities at Queen’s University”, Vice-Principal (Research) Steven Liss is pleased to announce the membership of the advisory committee for the review of the SNOLAB Institute:

Mark Diederichs (Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering), Anthony Goerzen (School of Business), John Peacey (Mining), David A. Hanes (Head – Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy) and Chair of the Committee, Laurene Ratcliffe (Biology), and Sonja Verbeek, Office of the Vice-Principal (Research) (recording secretary).

Members of the university community are invited to submit their comments on the present state and future prospects of the SNOLAB Institute by Wednesday, March 14, to Sonja Verbeek, c/o Office of the Vice-Principal (Research), (251 Richardson Hall) or via email. Details may be found online.

Governance

Senate agenda deadline March 13

Items for the March Senate agenda, in order that they may be considered by the agenda committee, must be submitted by noon on Tuesday, March 13.

Please send all submissions via email to senate@queensu.ca. Reports more than five pages long should include an executive summary of one page or less. For a checklist of essential components for Senate reports, visit this website.

The agenda will be posted on the University Secretariat website.

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, 2012. 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.

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 will be accepted until March 16.

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.

Human Resources

Milestones

Congratulations to those who reached the following milestones in January and February.

January

Thirty years: Anna De Matos, Office of the University Registrar. 

Twenty-five years: Stephen Gill, Campus Security; Jessie R. Griffin, Faculty of Health Sciences.

Twenty years: Kimberly A Mackinder, Chemistry.

Fifteen years: Valerie Bauml, Residences; Ruth M Lappan, Strategic Procurement Services; Elspeth Morgan, Faculty of Education; Wendy L Smith, Office of the University Registrar; Michael Steinfort, Custodial Services.

Ten years: Suzanne M Arniel, Office of the University Registrar; Susanne Cliff-Jungling, Geography; Elizabeth Doucet, Correctional Law Project; Kari Fraser, School of Business; Michele A Lee, Career Services, Mary K Purcell, EQUIP Queen's University Infrastructure Programs Task Force; Jason Schmelzle, Vice-Principal (Research); Susan M Steacy, Clinical Trials Group; Wei Xu, Biomedical and Molecular Sciences; Kristin L Young, School of Business.

Five years: Elaine Armstrong, School of English; Neil Bearse, School of Business; Tracey Beckett, Family Health Team; Deirdre Bryden, University Archives; Susannah Groen, Clinical Trials Group; Lorianne Harpell, Pathology and Molecular Medicine; Shan Jin, University Archives; Amy J Kaufman, William R Lederman Law Library; Tammy L Kearney, Diagnostic Radiology; Pamela M LeBlanc, School of Graduate Studies; Jana L S Mills, Faculty of Law; Paula Jean Stotz, School of Kinesiology and Health Studies; Allison Tapak, Office of the University Registrar; Sandra S Valente, Human Resources.

February 2012

Thirty-five years: Gregory D MacLeod, Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Twenty-five years: Nan Fern, Systems; Thomas James Fraser, Residences; Lorne B Johnston, Residences.

Twenty years: Gerald R Ducharme, Environmental Health and Safety; Dean McKeown, School of Graduate Studies.

Fifteen years: Anne Beaubien, School of Business; Cathy L Hitchins, School of Medicine; M Jane McDonald, School of Business.

Ten years: Linda Jean Athersych, School of Business; Tammy J Masterson, Clinical Trials Group; Tracey Lynn Messerschmidt, Clinical Trials Group; Thomas J Monahan, Office of the University Registrar Anne-Marie Pap, Integrated Learning Centre; Colleen D Schick, Cancer Research Institute; Sharron Sluiter, Faculty of Law.

Five Years: Leslie A Barroso, Postgraduate Medical Education; Catherine E Cowperthwaite, Robert M. Buchan Department of Mining; Hanna Michell Graham Gallant, Faculty of Arts and Science; Dale Michael Marecak, Chemical Engineering; Elizabeth R McAvoy, Medicine; Sara C McHugh, Family Health Team; Jiandong Wang, Chemistry; Jane Yealland, Family Medicine.

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 note that there is a new process for applications and only one electronic copy of submissions to senate@queensu.ca is required.

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. The deadline is March 31. More details online.

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. The deadline is March 31. More details online.

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.
The deadline is March 31. More details online.

2012 Award for Excellence in Graduate Supervision

The School of Graduate Studies provides this award to recognize those outstanding supervisors who demonstrate excellence in advising, monitoring and mentoring graduate students through their training. Excellence is judged on the quality of supervision and mentorship in facilitating the acquisition of skills and resources needed for the student to succeed as scholars and professionals. Characteristics include availability, timeliness and quality of guidance and feedback, responsiveness to student needs, and enthusiasm for the pursuit of knowledge. In addition the supervisor must promote timely completion of the thesis and encourage the career development of the student through the provision of leadership and support in academic matters such as publishing, presenting, applying for funding. Preference will be given to faculty members who have displayed sustained mentorship activity over many years.

For further details and a nomination form please visit the SGS website. Complete nomination packages must be submitted to the School of Graduate Studies no later than Monday, April 30 at 4:30 pm.

Notices

Principal’s Development Fund International Visitors Program 2012/13

Dr. John Dixon, Vice-Provost (International), is pleased to announce the following invitation for applications for funding under the Principal’s Development Fund International Visitors Program. Full guidelines and application forms (including budget forms) are available on the website of the Principal’s Office.

Category 1. International Visiting Scholars (Open)

Category 2. International Visiting Scholars from Strategic Institutional Partners *

In the above two competitions, faculty members are invited to submit an application and budget to the Dean of their Faculty by April 20. Applications will be considered for visits during the 2012/13 academic year. Funding decisions will be announced in June.

Category 3. New International Research Collaborations

NEW for 2012-13: In order to provide greater flexibility in applications to this fund, allowing faculty members to capitalize on potential collaborations as the opportunity arises, the requirement to apply be a fixed annual deadline has been removed. Applications for this fund may be made directly to the Vice-Provost (International) in the Office of the Provost at any time during the 2012/13 academic year.

Category 4. Relationships with Strategic Institutional Partners *

Applications for this fund should be made directly to the Vice-Provost (International) in the Office of the Provost at any time during the 2012/13 academic year.

* For Category 2 and Category 4, Strategic Institutional Partners are identified as:
Australia: University of Western Australia, Perth
China: Fudan University, Shanghai
Germany: Tübingen University
New Zealand: University of Otago, Dunedin
Sweden: Uppsala University
UK: Durham University
USA: Dartmouth College, New Hampshire

The four programs described above are administered by the Office of the Vice-Provost (International). Please address questions about these programs to this office.
 

 

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