Queen's University

For the Record: March 15, 2012

Date: 
Thu, 03/15/2012

Appointments

Academic Appointments

Department of Art

Dr. H.F. (Gus) Shurvell has been reappointed for a further five years to the adjunct academic staff of the Department of Art as an adjunct emeritus professor.

Dr. Shurvell is a retired Queen’s chemistry professor. He contributes to the Art Conservation program by giving a series of lectures on spectroscopy in ARTC808, and performing analysis on materials from conservation projects using a Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectrometer and an X-ray fluorescence (XRF) analyser. Gus also helps students with chemical, material, and logistical problems associated with their research projects.

Committees

Headship Review Committee appointed for the Department of Emergency Medicine

Dr. Gord Jones’ first term as Head of the Department of Emergency Medicine will end on June 30, 2012. Dr. Jones has agreed to consider serving another term should it be the wish of the university community.

The procedure to be followed in reviewing the headship is the Modified Reappointment Process for Heads of Clinical Departments in the Faculty of Health Sciences that was approved by Senate on September 28, 1995 and last revised in July 2001. In accordance with this document a committee has been established to provide advice to the Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) of Queen’s University and the Chief Executive Officers of Hotel Dieu Hospital, Kingston General Hospital and Providence Care on the reappointment of Dr. Jones and the present state and future prospects of the Department.

The membership of the Committee is:

Dr. Robert J. Brison, Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine
Dr. Christopher Frank, Chair, Professional Advisory Committee, Providence Care
Dr. Annette H. McCallum, Head, Department of Diagnostic Radiology
Dr. C. Dale Mercer, Chief of Staff, Hotel Dieu Hospital
Dr. Richard K. Reznick, Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences and Director, School of Medicine
Dr. Iain D. Young (co-chair), Vice-Dean Academic, Faculty of Health Sciences
Dr. David T. Zelt (co-chair), Chief of Staff and Vice-President Medical Administration, Kingston General Hospital
Mrs. Gail L. Knutson (secretary), Senior Staffing Officer, Faculty of Health Sciences

All members of the university/health sciences community, faculty, staff and students are invited to submit comments regarding the headship of the Department of Emergency Medicine. Submissions are to be forwarded to the co-chairs by Friday, March 30, 2012 c/o Gail Knutson, Faculty of Health Sciences, Macklem House, 18 Barrie Street, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, K7L 3N6 or via e-mail to gail.knutson@queensu.ca. Responses received will remain confidential and shared only with the members of the Review Committee; anonymous submissions will not be considered.

Headship Review Committee appointed for the Department of Psychiatry

Dr. Roumen Milev’s first term as Head of the Department of Psychiatry will end on June 30, 2012. Dr. Milev has agreed to consider serving another term should it be the wish of the university community.

The procedure to be followed in reviewing the headship is the Modified Reappointment Process for Heads of Clinical Departments in the Faculty of Health Sciences that was approved by Senate on September 28, 1995 and last revised in July 2001. In accordance with this document a committee has been established to provide advice to the Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) of Queen’s University and the Chief Executive Officers of Hotel Dieu Hospital, Kingston General Hospital and Providence Care on the reappointment of Dr. Milev and the present state and future prospects of the Department.

The membership of the Committee is:

Dr. Stephen D. Bagg, Head, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Dr. Casmir Cabrera Abreu, Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry
Mrs. Sandi Cox, Chief of Patient Care and Chief Nursing Executive, Hotel Dieu Hospital
Dr. Richard K. Reznick, Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences and Director, School of Medicine
Dr. David T. Zelt, Chief of Staff and Vice-President Medical Administration, Kingston General Hospital
Mr. Dale Kenney (co-chair), President and Chief Executive Officer, Providence Care
Dr. Iain D. Young (co-chair), Vice-Dean Academic, Faculty of Health Sciences
Mrs. Gail L. Knutson (secretary), Senior Staffing Officer, Faculty of Health Sciences

All members of the university/health sciences community, faculty, staff and students are invited to submit comments regarding the headship of the Department of Psychiatry. Submissions are to be forwarded to the co-chairs by Friday, March 30, 2012 c/o Gail Knutson, Faculty of Health Sciences, Macklem House, 18 Barrie Street, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, K7L 3N6 or via e-mail to gail.knutson@queensu.ca. Responses received will remain confidential and shared only with the members of the Review Committee; anonymous submissions will not be considered.

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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