Queen's University

For the Record: March 29, 2012

Wed, 03/28/2012


Dr. Eugene Dagnone — Assistant Dean, Regional Education, Faculty of Health Sciences

Dean Richard Reznick is pleased to announce the creation of the new decanal portfolio of Assistant Dean, Regional Education. In recognition of the increasing importance of distributed/integrated medical education to the strategic direction of the Faculty, this Assistant Deanship replaces the previous position of Director, Regional Education Development. Dean Reznick is equally pleased to announce that Dr. Eugene Dagnone has been appointed as the inaugural Assistant Dean, Regional Education effective March 1, 2012.

In 1968 Dr. Dagnone received his MD from the Queen’s School of Medicine, following which he completed his internship at the University of Saskatchewan. He returned to Queen’s for residency training in internal medicine in 1970 and, in 1972, he joined the Department of Surgery as a Lecturer. He was promoted to Assistant Professor in 1975, Associate Professor in 1976 and Professor in 1994.

From 1975 to 1986, Dr. Dagnone served as the initial Chair of the Division of Emergency Medicine within the Department of Surgery. He was Medical Director of the Emergency Department at Hotel Dieu Hospital from 1972 to 1988 and Medical Director of Kingston General Hospital from 1999 to 2002. A highly respected educator in the School of Medicine, he has served as Director of the Phase III Clinical Clerkship since 1997 and as Director, Regional Education Development since 2002.

Dr. Dagnone is held in very high esteem within the field of emergency medicine. He has authored and participated in dozens of scholarly articles, position papers and, of special note, 28 reports for the Government of Ontario. He has also participated in more than two dozen hospital and emergency department reviews and he has sat on numerous committees for the Ontario Ministry of Health, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, the Ontario Medical Association and the Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians. Since 1993, Dr. Dagnone has been an external consultant to the Steering Committee on Review of Hospital and Community Emergency Services in Ontario.

Mr. David R. Edgar — Associate Dean, Finance and Administration, Faculty of Health Sciences

Dean Richard Reznick is pleased to announce that Mr. David R. Edgar has been appointed as Associate Dean, Finance and Administration, for the Faculty of Health Sciences effective March 1, 2012. The elevation of this post to Associate Dean is in recognition of Mr. Edgar’s longstanding service and contributions and the on-going importance of his portfolio to the academic strategy of the Faculty.

Mr. Edgar received his undergraduate degree from Queen’s University, followed by an MBA with a specialism in public administration and an MSc in strategic focus from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh. He is currently a doctoral candidate at Heriot-Watt in the Edinburgh School of Business. In addition, Mr. Edgar is a Certified Management Accountant and a Fellow in the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators.

Mr. Edgar joined the Faculty as Business Officer in 1988, and he is currently the Assistant Dean, Operations and Finance. In addition to his decanal responsibilities, he has been the chief financial officer for the Southeastern Ontario Academic Medical Organization (SEAMO) since its inception in 1994. He has also served as Secretary to Faculty Board and the School of Medicine since 2007.

Dr. Iain Young — Executive Vice-Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences

Dean Richard Reznick is pleased to announce that Dr. Iain Young has been appointed Executive Vice-Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences, effective March 1, 2012. This position replaces the role that Dr. Young has held as Vice-Dean Academic and is in recognition of added responsibilities.

In his capacity as Executive Vice-Dean, Dr. Young will have overall responsibility for providing oversight of faculty planning, faculty support, and operations related to the strategic plan of the Faculty. Dr. Young will continue to lead human resource management as it pertains to faculty members within the Faculty and to serve as chief academic affairs officer for the School of Medicine. In addition, Dr. Young will provide oversight of academic reviews, searches for leadership positions and engage in leadership development; he will support the design and development of benchmarks of academic performance consistent with the University Academic Plan and the Faculty of Health Sciences Strategic Plan; contribute to the development and implementation of strategic planning and executive policy; and liaise with the Chiefs of Staff and Medical Advisory Committees of the affiliated teaching hospitals regarding academic affairs.

Dr. Young received his MD from McGill University in 1982. After completing his internship in internal medicine at the Royal Victoria Hospital and McGill and residency training in anatomic pathology at Queen’s in 1987, he was appointed as an Assistant Professor in what was then the Department of Pathology at Queen’s. Dr. Young was promoted to Associate Professor and granted tenure in 1993 and promoted to Professor in 2003.

From 2002 to 2009, Dr. Young was Head of the Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine. Prior to that time, he served in a number of leadership positions, including Director of Postgraduate Education in Pathology, Director of the Anatomic Pathology Residency Program, and Chief of the Divisions of Anatomic Pathology at Hotel Dieu and Kingston General Hospital. Since 2009, he has held the position of Vice-Dean Academic in the Faculty of Health Sciences. From January to April 2011, Dr. Young also served as Acting Dean for the Faculty, Acting Director of the School of Medicine, and Acting Chief Executive Officer of the Southeastern Ontario Academic Medical Organization. Regarded as an expert in diagnostic nephropathology and recognized as an excellent teacher, Dr. Young has received teaching awards from undergraduate medical students and residents, most recently the Aesculapian Society Lectureship Award and the RSA Prentice Award for Excellence in Resident Teaching.


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.


Senate Agenda Deadline Reminder

To Senators; Senate Committees Chairs and Secretaries; Faculty Board Chairs and Secretaries:

Items for the April Senate Agenda, in order that they may be considered by the Agenda Committee, must be submitted by 12 pm on Tuesday, April 3.

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. A checklist of essential components for Senate reports is available here.

The agenda will be posted online.

Be the first to welcome the Class of 2012!

With Spring Convocation fast approaching we are seeking faculty and staff who are Queen’s alumni to volunteer as the official alumni representative at each convocation ceremony. In this role you will be part of the Chancellor’s procession, present scripted welcoming remarks on behalf of the Queen’s University Alumni Association, and hand a “Queen’s alumni” pin to each graduate as they come off stage.

If you are interested in taking on one of these roles or require more information, please contact Julie Heagle at julie.heagle@queensu.ca or ext. 74130 by Monday, April 9. The ceremonies start May 24 and run through June 15. A complete schedule is available online

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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